Restoring Power to Florida Could Take Weeks

Charles Zimmerman (left) clears debris after his mobile home in Punta Gorda, Florida.

Charles Zimmerman (left) clears debris after his mobile home in Punta Gorda, Florida, was destroyed by Hurricane Charley, Aug. 15, 2004. Zimmerman had just purchased the home with his girlfriend and did not yet have insurance. Reuters hide caption

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Utilities begin the process of rebuilding power lines and restoring electricity in Florida in the wake of Hurricane Charley. Hundreds of thousands of residents in the area around Port Charlotte remain without power. Utility officials warn it will take weeks to restore power completely. Hear NPR's Phillip Davis.

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