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Photos: 10 years ago, Hurricane Charley slammed into Punta Gorda

On Aug. 13, 2004, Hurricane Charley headed straight for Tampa Bay before turning right, slamming into Charlotte County and cutting across the state's midsection. Here are some photos taken in and around Punta Gorda that demonstrate not only the severity of the damage caused by Charley but also the strength and resilience of the affected residents and the compassion and effort of those who came to help.

For more photos related to Hurricane Charley and its aftermath, check out the Times photo archive.

Compiled by Tim Rozgonyi

Photos: 10 years ago, Hurricane Charley slammed into Punta Gorda 08/11/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 9:10am]

    

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