30 years ago, Hurricane Andrew roared ashore on Aug. 24, 1992.

The storm changed lives in South Florida. It destroyed homes and landmarks

It left unforgettable memories of survival

Hours after Hurricane Andrew destroy to South Miami-Dade 30 years ago, Florida's lead representative reviewed the harm from the air

He was stunned and said, "It’s like an air bomb went off."

That was the most expensive natural disaster at that time

According to the National Weather Service, about 49,000 homes were destroyed and 108,000 were damaged

More than a million people were left powerless and thousands without home

At that time, Andrew caused a record $26.5 billion in damage, the Miami Herald reported on Andrew’s 25th anniversary