When Hurricane Charley ripped into Florida’s West Coast on Aug. 13, it flattened one electrical distributor’s location and tore off part of the roofs of two distributors’ branch locations.
The Category 4 hurricane downed power lines, leaving 1 million people without power. At press time, more than 400,000 customers remained without power. Utility officials said it could be up to three weeks before service to some could be restored.
As it stormed into Charlotte Harbor, Hurrican
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