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Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority

Charley may be gone, but toll keeps climbing

-------------------- 7:22 a.m. Early today, 391,000 people remained without power, said Kristy Campbell, spokeswoman at the state emergency management center. One of three hospitals shut down by the storm, Fawcett Memorial Hospital in Port Charlotte, opened today for all services except elective admissions. -------------------- An Apopka tree-trimmer died Wednesday and two heat-related deaths in Southwest Florida were linked to Hurricane Charley as a pair of Central Florida utilities hedged their bets on when power will be restored to their frustrated customers. The latest fatalities, in Orange, Lee and Highlands counties, brought Charley's death toll to 23, state officials said. ...