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Hurricane Charley / Florida #762287

CNN Evening News for Friday, Aug 13, 2004
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(Studio: Miles O'Brien) Weather maps shown of Hurricane Charley in Florida.

(Daytona Beach: Gary Tuchman) The weather in Daytona Beach, Florida, due to this unusual hurricane featured; scenes shown of the reporter outside in wind & rain at a hotel. The storm discussed.

(Studio: Miles O'Brien) Report introduced.

(Orlando: Susan Candiotti) The storm in the central Florida tourist town of Orlando featured; scenes shown of wind & blowing rain & people cleaning up; examples cited of damages & of the first highway fatality from the hurricane. The seriousness of this storm discussed & compared to other hurricanes.

(Studio: Miles O'Brien) Report introduced.

(Tampa: Anderson Cooper) The impact of the storm on the retirement community of Punta Gorda†† south of Tampa, which was bypassed by Charley, reviewed; scenes shown of waves, rain, people in shelters in the keys & the west coast & the impact of weather from Tropical Storm Bonnie in North Carolina. [In shelter, MAN - reacts to the hurricane.] [Governor Jeb BUSH, Florida emergency management director Craig FUGATE†- suggest seeking safety.] The extent of casualties in Punta Gorda & the unpredicted course of the storm discussed.

(Studio: Miles O'Brien) Report introduced.

(Weather Center: Orelon Sidney) The path of Hurricane Charley through Florida & the projected track up the coast towards New England reviewed; weather maps shown. The storm surge across west & now east Florida discussed & detailed.

O'Brien, Miles;
Tuchman, Gary;
Candiotti, Susan;
Cooper, Anderson;
Sidney, Orelon

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