three weeks after Hurricane Frances, Florida ’s east coast
was hit again making history by hitting within 2 miles of Hurricane
Jeanne, a strong Category 3 hurricane that packed 120 mile-per-hour
winds. Not since 1886 has a state experienced four hurricanes
in a single season; Jeanne is the fourth hurricane to punish Florida
in six weeks. Florida Power & Light reports more than
1.7 million of its customers lost power as a result of Jeanne.
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Ivan hit Alabama September 16, with destructive winds of up to
130 mph that knocked down power lines and trees and flooded streets.
At least 12 people were killed, mostly by hurricane-spawned tornadoes
in Florida. Much of Ivan’s heaviest damage hit the Florida
panhandle region. Near Pensacola, a quarter mile section of the
Highway I-10 bridge was washed away by storm surge.
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Frances follows closely on the heels of Charley and leaves 2.8
million FPL customers without power. With sustained winds of about
105 miles per hour, Frances was much larger than Charley with
hurricane-force winds extending over much of Florida for the better
part of three days. Chronology.
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Charley slams into Southwest Florida with sustained winds of 145
mph, carving a destructive path across the state before exiting
at Daytona Beach. More than 25 lost their lives and 874,000 homes
and businesses were without power. Chronology.
the Century's Worst Hurricanes.
specific accounts, view historic photographs and their tracks.