Hurricane Andrew made landfall 24 years ago today in Florida

Posted at 11:58 AM, Aug 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-24 12:57:17-04
Hurricane Andrew made landfall in South Florida 24 years ago today.
At the time, it was the most destructive hurricane to hit the United States.
The monster storm came on shore in the area of Homestead, located in Miami-Dade County, as a Category 5 storm -- the most powerful storm there is.  The storm's eye passed directly over Elliot Key.
The storm clocked winds of 175 mph.
According to the National Weather Service, Andrew destroyed some 49,000 homes and left more than 100,000 others damaged.
The storm caused 26 deaths in the U.S. and indirectly caused 39 more.
During the height of the storm, as many as 1.4 million people lost power.
As Hurricane Andrew's anniversary is marked, the Fox 4 Weather team is keeping an eye on two systems in the Atlantic.
A Tropical Wave is currently over the Lesser Antilles.  It has the potential to impact Florida this weekend. Get updates here.
The storm has an 80 percent chance for development for the next five days.
Tropical Storm Gaston is also in the Atlantic.  It continues to gain strength, but will not be a threat to the United States.