Jeanne Plows a Course Across Central Florida

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A sign lays bent in a flooded area across the bay from Huchinson Island. Credit: Reuters

A sign is bent over in a flooded area across the bay from Huchinson Island after Hurricane Jeanne hit Fort Pierce, Fla. Reuters hide caption

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Hurricane Jeanne is moving north-northwest across Florida. NOAA

After making landfall on the state's central coast, Hurricane Jeanne is moving north-northwest across Florida. NOAA hide caption

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Hurricane Jeanne is moving north-northwest across Florida. NOAA

After making landfall on the state's central coast, Hurricane Jeanne is moving north-northwest across Florida. NOAA hide caption

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Hurricane Jeanne slammed ashore late Saturday night with winds gusting to 120 mph as it tore off rooftops and sent a massive storm surge into Florida.

The fourth hurricane to hit the state this season plowed across central Florida, punishing an area still recovering from Hurricane Frances, which struck three weeks ago.

Florida is now the first state to have been hit by four hurricanes in one season since the 1880s. Hurricanes Charley, Frances and Ivan have also struck the state.

Hear NPR's Liane Hansen and NPR's Christopher Joyce.

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