On August 24, 1992, a monster storm howled through Homestead, buzz-sawing roofs, ripping out trees, smashing schools and scattering Homestead Air Force Base fighter jets like an overturned toy box.
If a repeat of Hurricane Andrew happens this storm season, which officially began last week, will Homestead be ready? Emergency planners certainly think so. What about the Homestead shelter for unaccompanied migrant children, which critics have derided as a glorified tent city? That’s less clear.