Totally into photography & travel. Member since 2003. Grew up in upstate NY, lived in FL & TX. Currently living in FL on the SW coast.
By: oneshotww , 1:16 AM GMT on August 14, 2012
Eight years ago today - on Friday the 13th - Hurricane Charley made landfall in Punta Gorda, FL. All forecasts had it hitting Tampa and so the SW coast of FL was taken a bit by surprise. It was a Cat 3 and exited the state at Daytona Beach. I lived about 20 miles south of there and we lost power for seven days.
I always remember this day in 2004 and I think of it as the beginning of two very active tropical seasons.
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