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The Politics of Disaster: Tracking the Impact of Hurricane Andrew

David K. Twigg

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813041889
eISBN:
9780813043890
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813041889.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Hurricane Andrew ripped through Dade County, Florida, before dawn on August 24, 1992, with devastating effect. Andrew is considered one of only three Category 5 hurricanes to strike the U.S. mainland ... More


Florida Legislators: Locally Elected State Officials

David K. Twigg

in The Politics of Disaster: Tracking the Impact of Hurricane Andrew

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813041889
eISBN:
9780813043890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813041889.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Florida's legislators, elected from small districts, were well into the 1992 election cycle when Andrew struck. Primary races had focused on the September 1 election scheduled for eight days after ... More


Andrew's First Cavalry: State Officials Respond

David K. Twigg

in The Politics of Disaster: Tracking the Impact of Hurricane Andrew

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813041889
eISBN:
9780813043890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813041889.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

As announced in chapter 4, three cabinet members, the governor, and the lieutenant governor were in office and about to seek reelection when Andrew struck. In the wake of the hurricane, incumbent ... More


In the Eye: Incumbents from Severely Damaged Cities

David K. Twigg

in The Politics of Disaster: Tracking the Impact of Hurricane Andrew

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813041889
eISBN:
9780813043890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813041889.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Florida City and Homestead were entirely within the severe damage zone of Hurricane Andrew--the hurricane's eye wall. Devastation from the hurricane is most clearly associated with this area of the ... More


On the Edge: Incumbents from Less Severely Damaged Cities

David K. Twigg

in The Politics of Disaster: Tracking the Impact of Hurricane Andrew

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813041889
eISBN:
9780813043890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813041889.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The city of South Miami and the village of Key Biscayne were the only municipalities located entirely within the moderate damage zone. Incumbents from this moderate damage zone had less reelection ... More


Out of the Eye: Incumbents from the Least Severely Damaged Cities

David K. Twigg

in The Politics of Disaster: Tracking the Impact of Hurricane Andrew

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813041889
eISBN:
9780813043890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813041889.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Three cities located in the mild damage zone, Hialeah Gardens, Miami Springs, and West Miami were able to clear hurricane debris and return to normal in short order. With little damage, the northern ... More


Disasters as Political Challenges and Opportunities

David K. Twigg

in The Politics of Disaster: Tracking the Impact of Hurricane Andrew

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813041889
eISBN:
9780813043890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813041889.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In conclusion, incumbents' reelection efforts appear not to have been negatively impacted by Hurricane Andrew. Apparent effects are positive, if minimal. Time and distance reduced the hurricane's ... More


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