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Hurricane Andrew

Wall off Saga Bay Apartments

Wall off Saga Bay Apartments

The most intense portions of the eyewall passed over this spot, stripping a poorly attached exterior wall off an apartment building in the Saga Bay development northeast of Homestead. [This was close to Burger King corporate headquarters, where Andrew's 16.9 foot storm tide is a South Florida record.] After the hurricane, some residents of this building salvaged their belongings by lowering them to the ground with ropes, right from their open-air bedrooms.

Looking SSW.