Bahamas and U.S.A: Hurricane Andrew - Aug 1992
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BAHAMAS AND U.S.A. HURRICANE ANDREW
DHA-UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
26 AUGUST 1992
1. ON 22 AUGUST 1992, HURRICANE ALERTS WERE ISSUED COVERING THE NORTHWESTERN BAHAMAS, CUBA AND SOUTHERN FLORIDA ON UNITED STATES MAINLAND AS HURRICANE ANDREW, RATED AS FORCE 4, MOVED IN WESTERLY DIRECTION ACROSS THE CARIBBEAN AT AROUND 16 MPH (26 KPH) WITH MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS OF 120 MPH (193 KPH)