FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - Fort Lauderdale’s Museum of Discovery and Science has opened a new exhibit commemorating a historic hurricane.
The exhibit looks back at Hurricane Andrew ahead of the 25th anniversary of the devastating storm.
The Category 5 system barreled through South Florida on Aug. 24, 1992.
The exhibit includes information, pictures and stories about the storm, the aftermath and cleanup, as well as information on how the hurricane impacted and shaped South Florida for decades afterwards.
“With the hurricane season right around the corner, it is important for all of us who live here as residents for that new season to be prepared, be ready,” said Erik Salna, the associate director of research at Florida International University. “We don’t know when the next storm may come.”
The museum hosted “Eye of the Storm,” a hurricane preparedness event, Saturday, which featured interactive demonstrations, presentations by hurricane experts and live theater shows for all ages.
7’s meteorologist Natacha Lang was also on hand for the event.