November 19, 2012
Strength and Formation
Categorizing and Naming
Hurricanes used to be named by their location. Now, their names are picked from 1 of 6 lists. From 1950 to 1952, the names were only male names. In 1953 they switched to female names. The names remained female until 1979, then they added male names back to the list. When a hurricane does lots of damage, the name is retired.
Andrew merged with a frontal system over the Mid-Atlantic on August 28, 1992.
25,524 homes were destroyed by Hurricane Andrew.
This is the tracking map of Hurricane Andrew. Andrew was the most costliest hurricane on record.