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Florida's Dysfunctional Property Insurance System

By Matt Kelly Many readers will remember the hurricane season of 2004 as a chaotic time to be a Florida resident. The Sunshine State received four torrential storms that year, causing $45 billion in losses. 550 more words


Hurricane Charley Interview

1. How did you guys decide on the name Hurricane Charley?

We definitely wanted to be a little different, and Sean came up with the name while at work and mentioned it to the rest of us. 742 more words


Sitting in the Dark - Part 2

Huddled in my safe zone I continued to read my book. The radio told me that the inner bands of the hurricane would soon be passing over me. 117 more words

Family Memory

Sitting in the Dark

When Hurricane Charley hit Florida I was thrown for a loop. As I sat on the floor of my family room watching the saplings in our yard bend at 45 degree angles I was afraid. 144 more words

Family Memory

Today marks 10th anniversary of Hurricane Ivan

As the 10th anniversary window of Florida’s “Mean Season” continues, today marks a decade since Hurricane Ivan, which left an estimated $14.2 billion in damages. 85 more words


Spotlight on Florida: Hurricane Charley

Ten years ago Florida experienced four major hurricane: Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jean. I seem to be a magnet for hurricanes when I’m on vacation. In August of 2004 my family took off to visit family in Florida.  313 more words



I got lucky with Hurricane Charley. It was probably luck I did not deserve.

On August 13, 2004, I did not evacuate the apartment I was living in over in Largo. 192 more words