Florida Braces for Hurricane after Storm

Hurricane Charley's Category 2 force has led to a state of emergency being declared. Credit: NOA

Hurricane Charley's Category 2 force has led to a state of emergency being declared in Florida, top of photo. NOAA hide caption

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Hurricane Charley's Category 2 force has led to a state of emergency being declared. Credit: NOAA

Hurricane Charley's Category 2 force has led to a state of emergency being declared. NOAA hide caption

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As Florida works to recover from the Thursday landfall of Tropical Storm Bonnie, the state rests in the path of Hurricane Charley, a Category 2 storm expected to strike Friday. Hundreds of thousands of residents across the state's lower third have been urged to evacuate as the strengthening storm approaches. NPR's Melissa Block talks with NPR's Debbie Elliott.

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