Navy brings in hurricane relief

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MIAMI (AP) - The first of a convoy of Navy ships arrived in Miami yesterday with heavy-duty relief supplies, carpenters and electricians, as the Governor of Florida increased the estimate of homes ruined by Hurricane Andrew to 85,000.

Sites were cleared for the Army's long-promised tent cities, free buses began to operate and the authorities lifted their order to boil drinking water in the northern half of Dade County. But health fears remained as uncollected refuse rotted in the open air and about 150,000 people remained without adequate shelter.

The number of deaths blamed on the hurricane in Florida, Louisiana and the Bahamas rose to 35 when a young girl died from injuries suffered in a house fire.