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  • 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,...
  • Recovery divides those with power, those without

    The night her lights came back on, Darla Smith returned from a walk past the homes without electricity in her storm-ravaged Orlando neighborhood and was appalled to see her brightly lighted chandelier shining through the foyer window. "I thought, 'Now...
  • Crews slowly light up Central Florida

    About two-thirds of Central Florida electric customers thrown into the dark by Hurricane Charley were back on line Tuesday as utility officials announced they had completed key repairs to a majority of their main power lines. That milestone cleared the...
  • The power of experience

    This time, needing help yet again to run bucket trucks, clear trees and string power lines, the Orlando Utilities Commission called in the guys who actually built the electrical grid in the first place. The retired guys. Among the hundreds of linemen...
  • Charley's wake leaves long lines, short fuses

    Luckily, as the father of a baby and 5-year-old, I'm used to cold showers and little sleep. . . . So a guy was at the gas pump with a long line behind him. He pumped his gas, and then went in the convenience store and spent several minutes getting...
  • 1.5 million without power in area

    More than 1.5 million Central Florida residents went to bed Saturday night without electricity to cool their homes, warm their showers or refrigerate their food. And as much as a week may pass before the last of them can turn the lights back on in the...
  • Few lights, but many questions

    Utility-company crews had restored electricity by Monday to half of the 1.5 million Central Florida residents who lost power in Hurricane Charley, but this success spawned new anxiety and envy among those still left in the dark. "We've been hit heavy,...
  • Electrical system inhibits fast fixes

    When Louell Miner got home from work Monday, she cleaned up melted freezer pops, soppy vegetables and rotten meat from her freezer. Her house in South Orlando was about 85 degrees, laundry was piling high and she was eating meals from Subway and Golden...
  • Charley roars across Central Florida

    Hurricane Charley battered Central Florida on Friday night, packing 105-mph winds that tore off roofs, snapped trees like twigs and left hundreds of thousands of residents without power. And as the cleanup began, there were fears that electricity outages...
  • Charley rips across Florida

    Hurricane Charley bullied its way up Florida's midsection Friday, flipping small airplanes, tearing off roofs, knocking down trees and flooding roads as it headed from coastal Charlotte County through Orlando and Daytona Beach. At least three people were...
  • Hurricane Frances minute-by-minute

    Hurricane Frances minute-by-minute
    Read from the last page forward to see developments in chronological order. 11:23 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 5, 2004 Joseph and Mary Dlubac celebrated 66 years of marriage Sunday at Palm Terrace Elementary School, being used as special needs shelter in...
  • Millions see familiar sight: Darkness

    Hurricane Frances cut electricity to an estimated 5 million people -- a quarter of them in Central Florida -- as it slogged across the state Sunday. Although lacking the sustained high winds of Hurricane Charley last month, Frances still plunged more...