Hurricane Charley

Christopher Columbus, 71, cleans up one of his two mobile homes that were destroyed in <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVHST000063" title="Hurricane Charley (2004)" href="/topic/disasters-accidents/meteorological-disasters/hurricanes-tropical-storms/hurricane-charley-%282004%29-EVHST000063.topic">Hurricane Charley</a> in Punta Gorda, Fla. Columbus bought the two homes in April for investment purposes. One was vacant and the other his son lived in. He didn't have insurance on either one. He said that buying the homes was the first risk he had ever taken.

( GARY W. GREEN, ORLANDO SENTINEL / August 14, 2004 )

Christopher Columbus, 71, cleans up one of his two mobile homes that were destroyed in Hurricane Charley in Punta Gorda, Fla. Columbus bought the two homes in April for investment purposes. One was vacant and the other his son lived in. He didn't have insurance on either one. He said that buying the homes was the first risk he had ever taken.

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