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From Staff ReportsAMERICAN RED CROSS - Brevard, Cocoa 321-632-0881 - Brevard/Melbourne area 321-723-7141 - Lake 352-314-0883 - Orange, Osceola, Seminole 407-894-4141 - Polk 863-294-5941 UTILITIES - Florida Power & Light (FPL) 1-800-226-3545 - Progress Energy...
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Sentinel Staff WritersWeather-whipped Floridians blinked into the bright sun Monday and for the fourth time in six weeks trudged toward recovery, dragging broken tree limbs and ripped shingles to the curb. President Bush late Monday asked Congress for $7.1 billion to help...
Sentinel staff and wire reportsRead from the last page forward to see an archive of developments in chronological order as reported by Sentinel staff. 5:03 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26, 2004 After Charley, my downtown Orlando neighborhood went eight days without power. I have to admit, part...
Sentinel Staff WriterFun is fun until your house gets hit by a tree. I ran outside, screaming in horror because I thought it squashed the air conditioner. It did not. The rest of the damage looked superficial, sort of a John Kerry Purple Heart wound. Quite frankly,...
Sentinel Staff WriterThis time, needing help yet again to run bucket trucks, clear trees and string power lines, the Orlando Utilities Commission called in the guys who actually built the electrical grid in the first place. The retired guys. Among the hundreds of linemen...
Tribune political reporterEven as President Bush assailed Sen. John Kerry's campaign for resorting to "old-style scare tactics" in warning of Social Security benefit cuts and a military draft, Vice President Dick Cheney questioned Tuesday whether Kerry could deal with the threat...
Sentinel Staff WritersPower companies Sunday restored electricity to one in five customers left in the dark by Hurricane Charley, but nearly 1 million Central Florida residents faced the prospect of a cold shower -- if they had running water -- before returning to work this...
Tags: Apopka, Winter Garden, Politics, Heavy Engineering, Orlando
Sentinel Staff WriterThe number of customers without power in Orange County was incorrectly reported in earlier versions of this story. Also, Sand Lake Hospital did not evacuate. Central Florida residents woke to a landscape of downed trees, torn roofs and the prospect of...
Sentinel Staff WritersThe high winds and drenching rains promised by Hurricane Frances could black out large sections of Central Florida and keep the power off for even longer than the two-week outage caused by Charley. "We just are planning for the worst. We've told...
Sentinel Staff WritersThe western portion of Hurricane Frances' eyewall finally crossed onto land Saturday night, moving over portions of Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie counties. The National Hurricane Center said the eye of the hurricane officially made landfall near...
Tags: Natural Disasters, Atlantic Ocean, WESH, Orlando, Jupiter
South Florida Sun-SentinelFlorida's Public Service Commission Tuesday denied petitions by Progress Energy Florida and Florida Power & Light Co. on an accounting issue related to recovering costs caused by hurricanes Charley and Frances. Fearing that repair costs from the two...
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