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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 and climate change at WMFE News. She is an award-winning journalist and author whose extensive reporting on the Everglades is featured in the book MOVING WATER, published by Johns Hopkins University Press, and podcast DRAINED, available wherever you get your podcasts. Amy’s ... Read Full Bio »

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