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Hurricane Andrew / House Structures and Damages #869196

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 09, 1992
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(Studio: David French) Joint Chiefs Chairman, Colin Powell got a first hand look at the damage of Hurricane Andrew in Florida.

(Homestead, Florida: Brian Jenkins) Some houses held up better than others in the storm; A house build by Habitat for Humanity in six weeks had only minor damages; In Dade County, the house was build with a reinforced concrete foundation never used before; Damages may have to do more with the method of building; Most engineers say preventing damage is a matter of enforcing requirements; Mobile homes completely demolished; Managers rethinking building standards. [Interviews with Carlos MERCADO, Homeowner's Son; Robin ADAIR, Housing Contractor; Dirk HOLKEBOER, Habitat for Humanity; Anthony NADASKAY, Structural Engineer; Jerry CONNORS, President Manufactured Housing Institution.]

Reporter(s):
Jenkins, Brian
Duration:
00:03:20

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