Navy brings in hurricane relief
Tuesday 01 September 1992
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.
Notes from a small island: Is Sealand an independent 'micronation' or an illegal fortress?
Justin Bieber's unfinished monkey business
World news in pictures
Cameron goes to war with press over 'swivel-eyed loons' slur
Revealed: Eerie new images show forgotten French apartment that was abandoned at the outbreak of World War II and left untouched for 70 years
- 1 Tears and cheers as David Beckham ends glittering career after helping PSG to final win
- 2 Heading for America? Prepare for the longest US immigration queues ever
- 3 You thought Ryanair's attendants had it bad? Wait 'til you hear about their pilots
- 4 Cameron goes to war with press over 'swivel-eyed loons' slur
- 5 It’s official: thanks to Stephen Hawking's Israel boycott, anti-Semitism is no more
BMF is the UK’s biggest and best loved outdoor fitness classes
Find out what The Independent's resident travel expert has to say about one of the most beautiful small cities in the world
Win anything from gadgets to five-star holidays on our competitions and offers page.
£50000 - £58000 per annum + Benefits and Bonus: Progressive Recruitment: SAP F...
£30000 - £40000 per annum + BENS: Progressive Recruitment: Drupal Developer A ...
£45000 - £50000 per annum + bens: Progressive Recruitment: C# WEB DEVELOPER Le...
£240 - £260 per day: Progressive Recruitment: WPF Developer (C#, VB.Net) North...