As of Wednesday morning, Oct. 26, it seemed as though Wilma would remain at sea and miss landfall in Atlantic Canada altogether.
The former hurricane was off the southwestern Grand Banks and was continuing to weaken.
Repair crews across Florida continued to struggle to restore electricity to up to 6 million people, reopen the region's airports and replace countless windows blown out of downtown high-rises during Hurricane Wilma's ruinous dash across the state. Officials said it could take weeks for Florida's most heavily populated region — the Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach area — to return to normal.
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Wilma formed Monday, Oct. 17, as a tropical storm in the northwestern Caribbean, tying the record for the most storms in an Atlantic season.
Wilma was the 21st named storm of the season. The only other time that many storms formed (since record keeping began 154 years ago) was in 1933.