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October 28, 2005
Hurricane Wilma smacks Florida's Treasure Coast
Photos and Story by Eric Simmons
evening before Hurricane Wilma struck
direct hits last year from hurricanes Frances and Jeanne and two near
Packing winds of up to 100 miles an hour when it rolled ashore, streets quickly flooded.
storm was very intense, I am grateful that my home did not sustain much
damage and my family stayed safe through the storm,” said Vivian
Serrano, 31, of Port St. Lucie.
With her husband and three children, she weathered the storm at the Spring Hill Suites Marriott where she works.
feel for my family and friends in
said the close call was bad enough.
west side of the hotel” where she works “sustained a lot of damage,”
Serrano said. “And keeping up with trying to keep the water out of the
rooms, and moving guests to safety, became exhausting.”
Power and Light said after the storm hit that 95 percent of Saint
Lucie County had no power. It said that electricity would not be fully
restored until Nov. 15.
was an unusual hurricane as it left 60-degree weather and a beautiful
sunset in its wake.
the change, 19-year-old Nicole Kilpatrick of Port St. Lucie said, “I
love this weather.”
cooler weather is a relief for the entire area after it experienced one of
the hottest summers on record.
hurricane season not over until Nov. 30,
Photos were all taken in Port Saint Lucie, Florida on Monday, October 24, 2005.
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