We've collected all of your responses to our Public Insight Network shout-out for stories about Hurricane Andrew. You can read through the entire document here.
"I didn’t have the mattress-over-my-body-in-the-bathtub experience. In some ways, I guess I’m not qualified to write this. However, survival is important. All of our stories, not just mine, serve as testament to something deeper and more meaningful than the storm itself. Our stories are testaments to humanity and true grit."
The culmination of our summer-long, "Remembering Andrew" project is a one-hour documentary special. Listen here.
After Hurricane Andrew, ice became a precious commodity and a flashpoint of conflict.
Meteorologist Bryan Norcross had a warning for the audience at the recent "Remembering Andrew" event at the Miami Science Museum.
Throughout the course of reporting the Remembering Andrew series we've been asking a few of the same questions about Hurricane Andrew to virtually everybody we interview. But there's one question in particular, that seems to trip people up...
You may think you know how you'd react during an emergency. Andrea Askowitz did. Then came Hurricane Andrew.
CBS4 anchors Eliott Rodriguez and Rhiannon Ally will host a half-hour special on Sunday looking back at August 24, 1992: a day that forever changed the physical and social landscape of South Florida. The special will also include a first-hand accounts from people who lived through the storm.
Our one-hour radio documentary commemorating the 20th anniversary of Hurricane Andrew premieres on Friday, August 24th at 9 a.m. on WLRN 91.3 FM and WKWM 91.5 FM (in Key West).
Joe Johnson, a DJ at Majic 102.7, digs up an audio snapshot he produced right after Hurricane Andrew, set to "Riders on the Storm."
Many people have told us that one of their strongest memories from after the storm is how neighbors--who might have usually just walked from their car to their door without saying hello--banded together. In one Cutler Bay neighborhood, people were already friendly and helpful, but after the storm, the neighbors became a kind of surrogate family.
One of the themes that's emerged as we commemorate the 20th anniversary of Hurricane Andrew, is how the storm inspired a lot of good intentions, as well as just pure kindness. However, councilwoman Judy Waldman felt that kindness started to fade after time. Waldman decided to create a program to not only thank the people who helped during Andrew-- but anytime. It would be called the “Kindness Awards.”
You can stream stories from our "Remembering Andrew" series, view photos, and read more of people's comments and memories on our new page. Also, we're airing a one hour documentary about Hurricane Andrew at 9 a.m. on August 24 on WLRN 91.3 FM.
On top of everything else after Hurricane Andrew, Susan Holtzman was about to have a baby. While helping take care of patients at Baptist Hospital, she realized it was her own due date and she hadn't felt her baby kick. Listen to the story here.
A new plane, the White Album by the Beatles, a keepsake from a son's birth--listeners tell the stories of what they lost in Hurricane Andrew.
One of the most iconic images of Hurricane Andrew is a photograph of flamingos, huddling on their toothpick legs in a tiled bathroom. It may have not been technically correct or perfectly posed, but the photo captured a South Florida tropical paradise turned upside down. Ron Magill, communications director of Zoo Miami, tells the story of the photograph he took.
Kevin McGurgan, the British consul-general in Miami, finds an amazing hour-by-hour account of Hurricane Andrew left by his predecessor.