Fla. Recovery from Storm Slow Two days after hurricane Frances plowed through West Palm Beach, Fla., basic items such as food, ice and gasoline remain in short supply. Officials say thousands of utility wires and poles need repair, and warn the inconveniences will persist for several more days. Hear NPR's Adam Hochberg.
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Basics in Short Supply in Fla. in Frances' Wake

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Basics in Short Supply in Fla. in Frances' Wake

Basics in Short Supply in Fla. in Frances' Wake

Basics in Short Supply in Fla. in Frances' Wake

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A National Guardsman hands ice to a victim of Hurricane Frances in Stuart, Fla., Sept. 7, 2004. Reuters hide caption

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Two days after hurricane Frances plowed through West Palm Beach, Fla., basic items such as food, ice and gasoline remain in short supply. Officials say thousands of utility wires and poles need repair, and warn the inconveniences will persist for several more days. Hear NPR's Adam Hochberg.