Hurricane’s Andrew, Katrina Florida Politics and Government

In episode 10 of The Florida History Podcast Presented by The Florida Squeeze we look back at the impact of Hurricane Andrew on the governance, politics, attitude and demographics of Florida. Governor Chiles recorded the lowest ever approval rating in the state’s history immediately after the storm while President George H.W. Bush’s botched reaction helped lead to an era of ultra-competitive Presidential elections in the state. 

 We also talk about the similarities between Andrew and Katrina and the impact on Florida’s building codes, evacuation procedures and government in general. 

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Also please check out our special section on Hurricane Andrew which was published in 2017.


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