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What caused Hurricane Andrew?

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Hurricane Andrew formed from a tropical wave near Africa, according to the University of Rhode Island. The storm grew to a tropical depression and then a tropical storm as it moved across the ocean. Eventually, the wind reached hurricane levels.

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The tropical wave brought the hurricane from the ocean near Africa to the North Atlantic Ocean. The mix of pressure systems and warm water created significant cloud rotation, which increased as the tropical storm encountered another low-pressure system near Bermuda. A high-pressure system near the United States created an increase in speed and the classification of a hurricane.

Hurricane Andrew hit the Bahamas, Florida and Louisiana. The hurricane inflicted more damage than any other hurricane up to that point in 1992.

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