BROWARD-- 10/01/05-- J. Albert Diaz/herald Staff-- Davie-- Albert Lenches, 67, stands in front of his destroyed home in Everglades Mobile Home park where he stayed and survived Hurricane Wilma.
8/26/05 Photo by Tim Chapman/Herald Staff (Miami)..Fridayh..Hurricane Katrina...A car that was blown off the Florida Turnpike in South Miami-Dade by the winds of Hurricane Katrina is sunk in water after being caught by surprise by the sudden turn south of Hurricane Katrina. About SW 184 St., near Eureka Dr. area, not completely sure because signs blown down. Tim Chapman
Workers from Pike Electric Inc., of Mt. Airy, N.C., replace utility poles Aug. 30, 2005 that had been knocked down when Hurricane Katrina passed though Miami. Florida Power and Light hopes to have services restored to the bulk of customers in Miami Dade and Broward counties by Tuesday night, with the remaining 10 percent completed by Friday. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) STF
Joni Cline looks through her parents home in Punta Gorda, Florida on Saturday August 14, 2004. Hurricane Charley destroyed hundreds of homes and businesses. Allstate Corp., State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. and other insurers may pay as much as $10
billion in claims from Hurricane Charley, the strongest storm to hit the U.S. since 1992. Photographer: Mike Fuentes/Bloomberg News. Bloomberg News
A trucks drives through a flooded street along the inter costal waterway in West Palm Beach as Hurricane Jeanne comes ashore late 25 September 2004. A million people have been ordered to evacuate as the storm approached the northwestern Bahamas with winds of 185kph (115 mph), threatening to batter areas still recovering from Hurricane Frances earlier this month with heavy rain, floods and damaging waves. AFP PHOTO Robert SULLIVAN STF
FOR LOCAL / STATE -- 9/19/2005 -- KEY WEST PREPARES FOR HURRICANE RITA -- MIAMI HERALD STAFF PHOTO BY CHUCK FADELY -- Key West Convalescent Center patient Nancy Smith is loaded into an ambulance as the nursing facility evacuates its 98 patients and 40 staff Monday to a facility in Sunrise. As Hurricane Rita approaches, Key West prepared Monday, September 19, 2005 for the approaching storm. MIAMI HERALD STAFF
A car left in a parking lot near the beach is partially buried in the sand, Sunday, Sept. 26, 2004, on Hutchinson Island, Fla., Hurricane Jeanne. (AP Photo/St. Petersburg, John Pendygraft) MBR
9/20/05 Patrick Farrell/Miami Herald HURRICANE RITA...Jim Leonard tries to avoid a storm surge as he tries to shoot video near his apartment on Lower Matecumbe Key...
Homeowners cover their roofs in blue tarps to cover damage cause by Hurricane Wilma in Broward County, Fla., Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2005. Frustration mounted on the third day of recovery from Hurricane Wilma, with the scramble for gas, ice, food and water causing long lines and traffic snarls, which prompted renewed criticism of storm planning and response. Miami-Dade County's mayor called the relief effort "flawed." (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) STF
THIS IS GOING TO 5 MIN HERALD DON'T DUPLICATE PLEASE --------------FOR LOCAL / STATE -- 9/20/2005 -- KEY WEST IS HIT BY HURRICANE RITA -- MIAMI HERALD STAFF PHOTO BY CHUCK FADELY -- L-R: Joe McGeee, Joseph Whitmer, and Billy Litmer (cq whitmer and litmer, not related) are knocked down by breaking waves at the Southernmost Point Tuesday. Hurricane Rita came close to Key West Tuesday, September 20, 2005. MIAMI HERALD STAFF
PORT CHARLOTTE--8/14/04-- J. Albert Diaz/Herald Staff-- (INTERVIEWED BY PHIL LONG) Michelle Smith, 40, wipes her eyes as she got emotional while standing in front of her father Richard Smith's destroyed mobile home at Port Charlotte Village mobile home park. Her father stayed with her during Hurricane Charley in her home which had one bedroom blown out.
FOR BIZ MONDAY -- 5/24/2005 -- PUNTA GORDA STILL HOBBLED NINE MONTHS AFTER HURRICANE CHARLEY -- MIAMI HERALD STAFF PHOTO BY CHUCK FADELY -- Luis Sanchez, who has run John's Shoe Repair for 20 years at 4549 Tamiami Trail in Port Charlotte, is working out of a garage behind his roofless shop. Businesses in Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte are still recovering from Hurricane Charley, which hit them August 13, 2004. Even now, many business owners are working out of temporary quarters or are still making repairs. He is shown Tuesday, May 24, 2005 in the shell of his old shop. The building owner died shortly after the storm hit and no repairs have been made. MIAMI HERALD STAFF
8/14/04 For Dade Hurricane Charley Aerials.Photo by Joe Rimkus Jr./Miami Herald Staff....Leveled and destroyed trailers in Arcadia. Miami Herald Staff
FOR LOCAL / STATE -- 9/19/2005 -- KEY WEST PREPARES FOR HURRICANE RITA -- MIAMI HERALD STAFF PHOTO BY CHUCK FADELY -- Workmen board up the Conch Train Depot Monday in Key West as they prepare for a hurricane. As Hurricane Rita approaches, Key West prepares Monday, September 19, 2005 for the approaching storm. MIAMI HERALD STAFF
Waves crash against a seawall at Tropical Point a residential area of Tampa Bay, in St. Petersburg, Fla., Saturday, July 9, 2005. Hurricane Dennis dealt a glancing blow to the Florida Keys on Saturday, knocking out power and leaving streets flooded with seaweed as it roared toward the storm-weary Gulf Coast, where nearly 1.4 million people were under evacuation orders. (AP Photo/News Channel 8/Tampa Tribune, Paul Lamison) MBR
09/20/05-- Gaston De Cardenas/El Nuevo Herald Staff -- Arturo Vasquez searches personal belongings throughout his flooded house in North Key Largo. Vasquez woke up this morning to near knee deep water. STAFF
FOR LOCAL / STATE -- 9/20/2005 -- KEY WEST IS HIT BY HURRICANE RITA -- MIAMI HERALD STAFF PHOTO BY CHUCK FADELY -- Unidentified storm spectators are hit by a wave near the Southernmost Point in Key West Tuesday afternoon. Hurricane Rita came close to Key West Tuesday, September 20, 2005. MIAMI HERALD STAFF
10/24/05 05 Al Diaz/Miami Herald--Miami--Aftermath of Hurricane Wilma. Here, an unidentified man walks along a damaged dock at Gator Harbor West Marina in North Bay Village. Al Diaz/Miami Herald
Barbara Ford kisses one of the five neighborhhod cats she used to feed prior to Hurricane Jeanne's devastation of Eegeline trailor park in Hobe Sound Sunday Sept 26, 2004.(Photo/Jeffrey Boan) STAFF