Cars try to avoid debris on Route 17, west of Punta Gorda, Fla., Saturday, Aug. 14, 2004, after Hurricane Charley moved through the area on Friday.
Blair Kopf, of Charleston, S.C., gets pounded by waves caused by Hurricane Charley, Saturday, Aug. 14, 2004, that crash over the wall on the Battery while taking a walk with her dog Grace.
A surfer hangs on as he rides one of the bigger than normal waves provided by Hurricane Charley at Burkes Beach on Hilton Head Island, S.C. early Saturday, Aug. 14, 2004.
A man walks by a destroyed mobile home in the Harborview Park Saturday, Aug. 14, 2004 in Port Charlotte, Fla. Hurricane Charley came ashore in the area Friday afternoon.
The roof of a garage is blown off onto Charlotte County Sheriff's cruisers from winds of Hurricane Charley Friday in Punta Gorda, Fla.
Four friends jump in the surf near Naples Pier as Hurricane Charley grazes the coastline of Naples, Fla., Friday, Aug. 13, 2004.
Martin Kucera stands in the blowing, crashing surf in Key West, as he films waves caused by Hurricane Charley early Friday.
As tourists and residents flee from the path of Hurricane Charley, traffic in the northbound lanes of Interstate 275 on the Howard Franklin Bridge is bumper-to-bumper, Aug. 12, 2004, in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Steve Hildabrand loads sandbags into the back of his pickup truck at the East Lake Fire & Rescue Station 57, Aug. 12, 2004, in Tarpon Springs, Fla., as residents of Pinellas County prepare for Hurricane Charley.
Sailor Doug Peck secures his sailboat, Gooney Bird, at Snead Island Boat Works marina, Aug. 12, 2004, in Bradenton, Fla., preparing for the possible arrival of Hurricane Charley.
Marius Vandermerwe, foreground, and Keith Scott tie down a Vandermerwe's new houseboat as Hurricane Charley approaches Aug. 12, 2004, at the Peninsular Boat Yard on Stock Island in Key West, Fla.
National Hurricane Center experts formulate the official forecast as they track Hurricane Charley Aug. 12, 2004, at the hurricane center in Miami. From left are Stacy Stewart, Dr. Stephen Baig, Max Mayfield and Ed Rappaport.
Hurricane Charley is shown in a National Weather Service Doppler radar image from Key West, Fla., at 5:47 a.m. ET, Aug. 13, 2004. Charley's center was expected to pass west of the Florida Keys before hitting the Tampa Bay area, according to forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami. Meteorologists say Charley could devastate coastal and low-lying areas in Tampa and St. Petersburg.
Saiful Islam, 45, of Sanibel, Fla., loads bottled water and other supplies with his daughter, Samia, 10, at Bailey's General Store on Sanibel Island in preparation for Hurricance Charley, Aug. 12, 2004. Saiful said he plans to stay put through the storm despite the evacuation order.
Motorists are caught in the rising flood waters during a rain storm, Aug. 12, 2004, in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Brian Vail, from Orange County Public Schools, stacks sandbags in front of one of the doors at Howard Middle School in downtown Orlando, Fla., Aug. 12, 2004, in preparation for the possible effects of Hurricane Charley.
Lightning strikes over the Halifax Harbor Marina during a late afternoon thunderstorm Aug. 11, 2004, in Daytona Beach, Fla. Storms are expected to continue through the weekend as Tropical Storm Bonnie and Hurricane Charley approach Florida.
Publix grocery store employees Jason Teach, left, and Jon Gerrity, right, restock the shelves with drinking water Aug. 11, 2004, in Tampa, Fla., as customers stock up on supplies before the arrival of Tropical Storm Bonnie and Hurricane Charley in Florida.