October 10, 2018
Lessons from Hurricane Andrew
By Samuel Jeffrey
The state’s proactive approach to disasters after Hurricane Andrew’s devastation in 1992 has led to the adoption of many new preventive measures (see chart). Although Michael stands to cause severe storm surges, wind damage, and loss of life, Florida’s resilient-by-design approach may aid the state in withstanding the storm and looking toward recovery.
Samuel Jeffrey is a program assistant in the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Center for Resilience. Follow the Center for Resilience on Twitter @ACResilience.