Background information on Charley
The location of Charley was in Florida from Punta Gorda, to Port Charlotte, t Orlando and then to Palm Coast. The latitude of Charley was 26º, 05’ and the longitude was 69º, 00’. The location of the body of the water was South of Kingston, Jamaica. The windspeed was increases very much in this hurricane but, the overall maximum windspeed was 115 miles per hour. The central pressure fell from 964 mb to 941 mb in 4.5 hours. But the maximum wind speed was 150 mph. The highest storm tide was 13.1 feet. The total rainfall amount was 5.87 inches.
Only 15 people died from Hurricane Charley.
That following Monday the governor said "we haven't quite got our arms around" just how much money the disaster might cost the state. However, he announced that his brother, former President Bush, has waived a regulation requiring Florida to match the direct federal assistance it receives for debris removal and emergency services.