Wall off Saga Bay Apartments

Wall off Apartments (Hurricane Andrew)

The most intense portions of Andrew’s 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.  If you live in an apartment, how securely constructed is your building?  It might pay to find out–and to obtain renter’s insurance.

Cutler Bay, FL (26 Aug 92) Looking SW
25.5707, -80.3255

 

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