August 23, 2012 2:18 AM

Commentary: The lessons of Hurricane Andrew should not be forgotten

Here’s what an idiot I was: I thought it was going to be fun. Scary, yes — the lights would go out, the winds would howl, the windows would rattle — but essentially harmless for all that. It would be fun, in a ghost-stories-in-the dark, shiver-up-your-back kind of way. We would camp out in the house, eating bologna sandwiches and playing board games, waiting for the lights to come back on.

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