MIAMI (AP/CNN/WSVN) — This week marks the 20th anniversary of Hurricane Andrew's destruction on South Florida.
The Category 5 storm left at least 15 people dead and more than 150,000 people homeless. Its 165 mph winds caused more than $25 billion in damage.
Andrew flattened homes, uprooted trees and destroyed suburban blocks for miles around. Andrew was one of just three Category 5 storms to strike the U.S. in the past 160 years.
Tent cities cropped up and food lines, curfews and patrolling soldiers became the norm in Miami-Dade County.
Fast forward 20 years later and there's a big project under way at the Florida International University's International Hurricane Center. Their "wall of wind" can create Category 5 strength winds up to 157 miles per hour. Scientists hope these tests can help make structures stronger and can keep catastrophes like Hurricane Andrew's destruction of homes from happening again.
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The Washington Police Department responded Friday around 2 a.m. to a complaint of a male subject being shot. The incident happened on Oak Grove Road in Washington near Ebenezer Baptist Church.
Thanksgiving is a time to spend with family. For some people the term family goes beyond their children.
Thursday night’s church fire in Prairie Creek in Vigo County was still smoldering Friday afternoon.
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The warmer weather is a thing of the past, and it's expected to get worse.