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Florida remembers devastation of Hurricane Andrew 30 years later

HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Wednesday marks 30 years since Florida was hit by the most destructive hurricane in state history.

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On Aug. 24, 1992, Hurricane Andrew made landfall near Miami as a powerful Category 5 storm.

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State leaders came together Tuesday at the Homestead Air Reserve base to recognize the 30th anniversary.

Photos: Florida remembers devastation of Hurricane Andrew 30 years later

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Hurricane Andrew marked a turning point that set the state on track to become a national leader in emergency management.

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