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Re: Hurricane #4


Date: Sun Sep 26 2004 - 09:09:59 PDT


I am here in Cape Coral/Ft. Myers where it is very windy, but not much rain
overnight. We have been on the fringes of the last 3 hurricanes and in the
middle of Charley. We incurred about $25,000 damage to our home during that
hurricane. My husband's office is in Port Charlotte. It sits across the bridge
from the devastation in Punta Gorda and next to other businesses destroyed
along US 41 but received unbelievably little damage. The schools up there
-especially St. Charles, were very badly damaged.
Isn't amazing all we have learned about hurricanes this year! We have been
here 25 years and not experienced anything like this before.
My school has been hurricane-proofed nearly every Friday since we started in
early August. Every Monday (when we actually have school) we unpack and begin
 again. Last week was our first 5 day week this year and we are nearly to
interims. As someone has written, living with metal hurricane shutters has
become an everyday event. We have not taken them down since Charley.
My daughter is Univ. of Miami and said they had very little of the storm
there last night.
Stay Safe.