Seventeen years ago today Hurricane Andrew hit South Florida.
The Herald's Pulitzer Prize winning coverage of Andrew's aftermath is now behind a pay wall.
But the South Florida Sun-Sentinel has archived the stories here.
(Published Aug. 25, 1992) The lucky ones lost only a tree or two. The less fortunate lost their roofs, their homes or their lives.And the St.Petersburg Times' special report on the aftermath 10 years later, 1n 2002, can be seen here.
Hurricane Andrew arrived in South Florida on Monday morning with 140-mph winds and departed seven hours later, leaving behind more than a dozen dead, thousands of destroyed homes and a million-plus without electricity.
Near Homestead in south Dade County -- where the eye of storm landed -- it was as bad or worse than the most dire predictions.
At least 11 people were killed in Dade, and whole neighborhoods in southwestern Dade were flattened. Homes were blown away, a lifetime`s possessions destroyed and lives changed forever.