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Hurricane Charley

By the numbers

By Times staff writers
Published August 17, 2004

$100-million

The Nursery, Growers & Landscape Association's estimate of losses for Florida's agricultural industry.

280,000

The acreage, representing 35 percent of the state's 800,000 citrus acres, that was in Charley's path.

23

Confirmed deaths attributed to the storm - 18 in Florida, four in Cuba, one in Jamaica.

700,000

People without power Monday. Officials said restoring power for some could take weeks. About 70,000 homes and businesses are affected.

92

Expected high temperature today in Port Charlotte.

40

Percentage chance of rain today in Port Charlotte.

6.3

The storm surge in Charlotte Harbor, much smaller than anticipated by the National Hurricane Center, because Charley shrank from 24 to 10 miles across by the time it reached land.

11,611

According to the 2000 census, the number of mobile homes in Charlotte County. That was about 14.6 percent of the housing stock.

26,325

Applications for emergency assistance received by the Federal Emergency Management Administration.

10,000

The number of residents for whom the state has requested catastrophic housing.

2,000

Insurance adjusters on the ground in disaster areas. Another 2,000 are said to be on the way.

1,400

Complaints about price gouging received by the state Attorney General's Office and the Florida Department of Agriculture Consumer Services.

$3-billion

Estimated property damage in the greater Orlando area.

24

Hardee and Charlotte County schools closed until at least Aug. 27.

4,372

Florida National Guard troops deployed.

122

National Guard ground vehicles and helicopters.

645

State law enforcement officers assigned to disaster areas.

50

Cars in line at the Hess Express on Kings Highway in Port Charlotte, one of apparently only two gas stations in the town that were open Monday.

10/15/04

New deadline for taxpayers in disaster areas who had received a 90-day extension in April to file tax returns.

[Last modified August 17, 2004, 00:04:21]

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