Fresh on IGM > Hurricane Andrew Facts: A look back at the costliest hurricane in the USA 20 years later along with some wisdom on precaution measures imlplemented. > http://infographicsmania.com/hurricane-andrew-facts/
Hurricane names are determined by the World Meteorological Organization headquartered in Geneva. The WMO is in charge of updating the six weather regions of the world (the United States is in region four, which consists of North America, Central America and the Caribbean). Names are reused every six years, but names of the most significant storms like Andrew and Katrina are retired.
An infrared satellite image shows Hurricane Andrew making landfall in South Florida. The storm killed 15 people in the hours that followed. Dozens more would die in its aftermath. The house I grew up in was destroyed (my parents were in it but were not harmed).
Hurricane Andrew and the aftermath, South Dade County, 1992
Florida Hurricane Insurance: Fact File #automobile #insurance #in #florida http://ghana.remmont.com/florida-hurricane-insurance-fact-file-automobile-insurance-in-florida/ # Florida Hurricane Insurance: Fact File MAY 2017 Florida accounted for 13 percent of all U.S. insured catastrophe losses from 1986 to 2015: $68.6 billion out of $515.4 billion, based on data from the PCS division of ISO. (Adjusted for inflation by ISO using the GDP implicit price deflator.) Seven of the 10 costliest…