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“Bad Luck” Behind Four Hurricanes of ’04


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Ten years ago Wednesday Hurricane Charley came ashore in southwest Florida.

It was Friday the 13th, and the Category 4 hurricane sped up the state’s center through Orlando, leaving a trail of $15 billion in damage.

90.7’s Amy Green talked with Stephen Leatherman, a hurricane expert at Florida International University, about what would be the first of four hurricanes to strike the state in seven weeks.

Leatherman began by explaining the unique weather conditions of Florida’s infamous 2004 hurricane season.


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Amy Green

About Amy Green

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Amy Green covers the environment for 90.7 News. She is an award-winning journalist whose work has been heard on NPR and seen in PEOPLE, Newsweek, The New York Times and The Christian Science Monitor. She began her career at The Associated Press. Her book on the Everglades, under contract with Johns Hopkins ... Read Full Bio »

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