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POWER COMPANIES CRY UNCLE

Get ready to sweat. Nearly 500,000 bay area homes and businesses were among about 1-million statewide that lost power Sunday, and it may not be restored for several days. After a fourth hurricane in six weeks, utilities need more replacement parts, more workers, more patience from customers _ and maybe rate increases. STORY, 7A

HOW WINDY WAS IT?

If you spent the day wondering if your trees, patio screens and roof would survive the gusts, you weren't alone. A look at a blustery day's highest wind speeds and gusts recorded by weather buoys.

Homosassa Springs

Wind: 54 mph

Gust: 64 mph

Port Richey

Wind: 47 mph

Gust: 60 mph

The Pier

Wind: 39 mph

Gust: 58 mph

Skyway

Wind: 56 mph

Gust: 70 mph

Source: National Data Buoy Center; Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services.

WAS IT A HURRICANE?

Jeanne had weakened to a tropical storm by the time it arrived in Hillsborough County, but that's just a technicality. Jeanne brought hurricane force wind gusts to the bay area for the first time since Hurricane Gladys in 1968.

BE GLAD YOU DON'T LIVE IN BABSON PARK

Feeling bad about the problems Jeanne caused in the bay area? It's worse in Babson Park, a small community just south of Lake Wales, and other areas of Polk County that were hit by Jeanne ... and Frances ... and Charley. STORY, 7A

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