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Hurricane Andrew Remembered at Storm Conference
May 16, 2012
By Jennifer Kay, The Associated Press

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - The National Hurricane Center`s director says his successor will face the same problem that has perplexed forecasters since Hurricane Andrew barreled into Florida two decades ago: predicting how bad a storm will be.

Forecasters say they`ve significantly improved their ability to predict a storm`s path, giving coastal residents more time to prepare.

Hurricane center director Bill Read says the challenge that remains is seeing a day or two in advance how big a storm could be, or whether a storm will rapidly intensify the way Andrew did as it approached Florida.

Read joined emergency managers Wednesday at the Governor`s Hurricane Conference to re-examine Andrew`s legacy. It remains one of the most expensive natural disasters in the U.S.

Read leaves the center June 1, the start of the Atlantic hurricane season.
Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved
Story image: Destruction left behind by Hurricane Andrew. Courtesy: NWS Miami-South Florida
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