Saturday, August 14, 2004

Charley Coverage

Here’s a wrap-up of the devastation caused by Hurricane Charley:

  • The Miami Herald
  • The Tampa Tribune
  • The South Florida Sun-Sentinel
  • The Orlando Sentinel
  • Apparently there were multiple deaths in a mobile home park in Punta Gorda, which is between Naples and Tampa on the Gulf Coast. As one of the articles in the Herald notes, building codes in counties on the Gulf Coast are not as strict as they are here in Miami-Dade – a lesson learned after Hurricane Andrew in 1992. And anyone who’s lived in the Midwest knows that a mobile home can’t take a wind over 75 mph – and they draw the wrath of the weather gods.