"PUNTA GORDA, FLORIDA" Punta Gorda by doolemma

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Hurricane Charlie was heading north up the Gulf coast of Florida when it decided to make a quick turn to the northeast and entered the stae of Florida at Punta Gorda. This was a coastal town that enjoyed the beautiful winter weather that Florida enjoys. Home to many permanent residents and many "Snow Birds". That's out of staters usually from the north or Canada that enjoys this weather. Many many maintain mobile homes or manufactured homes because of the costs and the many amenities that large parks offer.
Well Charlie didn't have any mercy on those people and ruined or completely destroyed their homes. I didn't take many pictures(my batteries died) and even though these were taken about thirty days after Charlie hit town, not to many stores were open on a Sunday. A lesson well learned, check then recharged when you take a trip of about 100 miles.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Very few deaths
  • Cons:Blocks wiped out.
  • In a nutshell:Majority will return and rebuild
  • Last visit to Punta Gorda: Sep 2004
  • Intro Updated Sep 22, 2004
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