9 Expensive Natural Disasters That Cost America a LOT

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Hurricane Andrew (1992), $51.3 billion in damage

Hurricane Andrew was, as you probably remember, a compact storm. However, it was incredibly powerful. In fact, it was one of the four storms that ever hit the United States as a Category 5, with powerful winds of 157 mph or even higher.

Those winds, or better said, the storm surge, was at fault for all the damages to South Florida in August 1992, as it peeled with ease the paint off buildings, pulled trees and utility poles from the ground, and even flipped cars and semi-trailers. Some of the worst damages were registered in NOAA’s own meteorological lab, on Key Biscayne, right outside Miami.

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  1. We were made aware that the government was going to arrange for the people to pay this instead of the insurance companies. I wonder how many people were listeining when the info was released in the 90s. This happened when there was alot of hurricaines, and hotels were toppling over like dominoes. it was said that this is a lot for fema to handle.

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