Friday, August 13, 2004

Charlie Skirting Coast

LABELLE, FL. -- Hurricane Charlie is now moving along the Southwest Florida
coast west of Sanibel Island and seemingly heading northward towards the
Charlotte Harbor vicinity.
In LaBelle, the LaBelle Middle School emergency shelter is at double its
capacity and now has about 300 people. The Country Oaks shelter is at about
100 plus evacuees. Sources at the Emergency Operations Center in LaBelle say
that in the event of a power outage in LaBelle, Florida Power and Light will
not send any repair crews to the area until at least Friday.
The Hendry EMS units will be unable to transport patients westward to the
Ft. Myers area due to weather and will instead transport only to Hendry
Regional Hospital in Clewiston.

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