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On the morning of August 24, 1992, Hurricane Andrew made landfall in South Florida. It has been listed as one of the strongest hurricanes to ever hit the United States, and the third category 5 hurricane to make land fall in the United States.
50 Amazing Hurricane Facts | Hurricane & Typhoon Records | OurAmazingPlanet.com Rare phenomenon Only three Category 5 hurricanes (the highest category on the hurricane strength scale) have hit the United States since the beginning of the 20th century: the 1935 Florida Keys Labor Day Hurricane, Hurricane Camille in 1969, and Hurricane Andrew in 1992
The numbers are staggering: A hurricane bearing down on western Mexico has been measured to have winds stronger than Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Andrew -- and even Hurricane Camille. In fact, put any name there and Hurricane Patricia tops them all: 201 mph! The National Hurricane Center said Friday morning that based on data from hurricane hunter aircraft, Patricia had strengthened into a monster Category 5 hurricane with peak *sustained* winds at 175 knots -- or 201 mph -- with even…