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  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Hurricane Charley news Web log

    Hurricane Charley news Web log
    The Web log is no longer being updated, but read through our coverage from the last page forward of Hurricane Charley's rampage through Central Florida. Sat. Aug. 14, 4:23 p.m. Heavy rain caused the roofs to collapse on several condemned apartments near...
  • 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...
  • 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 rolls across Central Florida

    Hurricane Charley battered Central Florida tonight, packing 105 mph winds that tore off roofs, knocked down trees and left tens of thousands of residents without power. There were widespread reports of trees falling on homes and storm-related fires, as...
  • Almost 1 million residents still without power

    Power companies Sunday restored electricity to one in five customers left in the dark by Hurricane Charley, but nearly 1 million Central Florida residents faced the prospect of a cold shower -- if they had running water -- before returning to work this...
  • 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 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,...
  • 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...