At 5 p.m. Thursday, the National Weather Service says the probability of
Hurricane Charlie coming within 75 miles of Ft. Myers is 40% by 2 p.m.
Friday. The NWS says the chance of Charlie moving with 75 miles of Tampa by
Saturday morning is 39% and of passing Venice 43%. Marathon stands a 40%
chance, Key West a 59% chance, while Marco Island has a 44% chance by Friday
In Hendry county, emergency shelters are open and the Emergency Operations
Center in LaBelle will have a small staff overnight, with a full staff
arriving about 6 a.m. Friday.