Hurricane Wilma: A Big, Wet Mess

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EVERGLADES CITY: A real estate business sign stands in several feet of water on a flooded street 24 October 2005 in the aftermath of hurricane Wilma in Everglades City, (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
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Hurricane Wilma Makes Landfall In Florida
KEY WEST: A couple walks hand in hand as they brave flood waters several feet deep along South Street after Hurricane Wilma passed through in the early morning hours October 24, 2005 in Key West. Along with some wind damage much of the island was underwater. (Photo by Josh Ritchie/Getty Images)
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Hurricane Wilma Makes Landfall In Florida
KEY WEST A traffic light hangs low and sways in the wind at the intersection of South and Simonton Streets after Hurricane Wilma passed through in the early morning hours October 24, 2005 in Key West. Along with some wind damage much of the island was underwater. (Photo by Josh Ritchie/Getty Images)
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Collier County police and fire officials
EVERGLADES CITY: Collier County police and fire officials use a "swamp buggy" to tour through flooded streets 24 October 2005 in the aftermath of hurricane Wilma in Everglades City (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
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Three children walk through flooded stre
EVERGLADES CITY: Three children walk through flooded streets 24 October 2005 in the aftermath of hurricane Wilma in Everglades City, Florida. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
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Florida Residents Recover from Hurricane Wilma
MARCO ISLAND: A utility worker repairs an electrical line October 24, 2005 in Marco Island, Florida. Residents of Marco Island returned today after Hurricane Wilma roared ashore in the early morning hours as a Category Three storm. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
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An elder woman suffering from a heart af
HAVANA: An elder woman suffering from a heart affection is being rescued 24 October 2005 in Havana during the flooding after the devastating passage of Hurricane Wilma on its way to Florida. Coastal villages and entire neighborhoods in west Cuba, including Havana, were completely inundated withstanding the worst flooding since 1993 . (ADALBERTO ROQUE/AFP/Getty Images)
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The Garcia family salvages belongings fr
Davie: The Garcia family salvages belongings from their mobile home that was destroyed by hurricane Wilma 24 October 2005 in the Palma Nova Trailer Park in Davie, (ROBERT SULLIVAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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Lourdes Garcia (R) is helped by family m
Davie: Lourdes Garcia (R) is helped by family members as they salvage belongings from their mobile home that was destroyed by hurricane Wilma 24 October 2005 in the Palma Nova Trailer Park in Davie. (ROBERT SULLIVAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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The Garcia family salvages belongings fr
Davie: The Garcia family salvages belongings from their mobile home that was destroyed by hurricane Wilma 24 October 2005 in the Palma Nova Trailer Park in Davie. (ROBERT SULLIVAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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Raul Gomez salvages belongings from his
Davie: Raul Gomez salvages belongings from his mother's mobile home that was destroyed by hurricane Wilma 24 October 2005 in the Palma Nova Trailer Park in Davie, FL. Hurricane Wilma cut across Florida, killing one person and leaving more than three million homes without power. (ROBERT SULLIVAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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Hurricane Wilma Makes Landfall on the Florida Coast
MARCO ISLAND: Cars line up to return October 24, 2005 in Marco Island, Florida. Residents of Marco Island returned today after Hurricane Wilma roared ashore in the early morning hours as a Category Three storm. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
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Hurricane Wilma Makes Landfall In Florida
NAPLES: A tree is seen fallen on the road as Hurricane Wilma passed through October 24, 2005 in Naples. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)
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Hurricane Wilma Makes Landfall In Florida
NAPLES: The Naples Pier is seen amongst the heavy waves as Hurricane Wilma passes through October 24, 2005 in Naples. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)
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View of a damaged storage facility follo
Fort Lauderdale: View of a damaged storage facility following the passage of hurricane Wilma 24 October 2005 in Ft. Lauderdale. (ROBERT SULLIVAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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William Wallace uses a pay phone to call
Fort Lauderdale: William Wallace uses a pay phone to call relatives to let them know he is his house is intact following the passage of hurricane Wilma 24 October 2005 in Ft. Lauderdale. (ROBERT SULLIVAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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A man who identified himself as Ed, uses
Naples: A man who identified himself as Ed, uses a chainsaw to cut branches of fallen trees, 24 October, 2005, after the trailing edge of Hurricane Wilma passed through Naples. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
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Vehicles pass through a damaged neighbor
Naples: Vehicles pass through a damaged neighborhood, 24 October, 2005, as the trailing edge of Hurricane Wilma passes through Naples, Florida.. About half a million Floridians were without power some three hours after Wilma made landfall. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
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Hurricane Wilma Makes Landfall on the Florida Coast
FT. MYERS BEACH Downtown is completely deserted during the brunt of Hurricane Wilma's onslaught October 24, 2005 in Ft. Myers, Florida. Hurricane Wilma made landfall in the early morning hours as a Category Three storm. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
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Palm trees at a hotel bend in the fierce
Naples: Palm trees at a hotel bend in the fierce winds, 24 October, 2005, as Hurricane Wilma slams into Naples, Florida. Hurricane Wilma pounded Florida with torrential rain and some of the strongest winds in its arsenal as it came ashore in the southern US state, threatening death and destruction. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
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Hurricane Wilma Makes Landfall In Florida
NAPLES People take shelter at Golden Gate High School at a Red Cross shelter in advance of the arrival of Hurricane Wilma which is churning out in the Gulf of Mexico as a Category 2 storm October 23, 2005 in Naples, Florida. The shelter for evacuees had over 1100 people registered and has capacity for only 1000. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)
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A man pulls a cooler into the Golden Gat
Naples A man pulls a cooler into the Golden Gate Middle School gymnasium, 23 October, 2005, in Naples, Florida, where the Red Cross set up a shelter for residents who evacuated their homes ahead of Hurricane Wilma. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
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A line of cars heads north on Highway US
Marathon: A line of cars heads north on Highway US-1 in Marathon Key 22 October 2005 past a sign alluding to the future arrival of hurricane Wilma. The Florida Keys, the state's low-lying southernmost island chain, began mandatory evacuations ahead of the arrival of hurricane Wilma as the storm lashed Mexico's Yucatan peninsula. The Keys -- stretching down to Key West -- are home to some 80,000 residents and linked by a single, two-lane highway. (ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)
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South Florida Prepares For Hurricane Wilma
NAPLES A truck with sheets of plywood belonging to a "Board up Crew" sits on the street as they work in the background in advance of the arrival of Hurricane Wilma October 22, 2005 in Naples. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)
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South Florida Prepares For Hurricane Wilma
NAPLES A woman walks into a Tommy Bahamas store past a sign spray painted on sheets of plywood in advance of the arrival of Hurricane Wilma October 22, 2005 in Naples, Florida. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)
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South Florida Prepares For Hurricane Wilma
NAPLES Nick Garuley (L) and David Carbonero board up the front of their store Ambassador Auto Sales October 21, 2005 in Naples, Florida. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)
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Hurricane Wilma Makes Landfall In Florida
KEY WEST, FL Glen Bierman rows with his friend, Julia Hamel, both of Key West, Florida, in a homemade row boat as they tour the downtown area along Front Street October 24, 2005 in Key West, Florida. Bierman built the row boat after Hurricane Rita last month. (Photo by Josh Ritchie/Getty Images)
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Hurricane Wilma Makes Landfall In Florida
KEY WEST Glen Bierman pulls his friend, Julia Hamel, both of Key West, Florida, in a homemade row boat as they tour the downtown area along Duval Street October 24, 2005 in Key West, Florida. Bierman built the row boat after Hurricane Rita last month. (Photo by Josh Ritchie/Getty Images)
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Florida Residents Recover from Hurricane Wilma
MARCO ISLAND Resident Gunnar Thompson surveys the bay near his house after Hurricane Wilma roared through October 24, 2005 in Marco Island, Florida. Residents of the tony enclave of Marco Island returned today to check the effect that Hurricane Wilma on their homes after it roared ashore in Florida in the early morning hours. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
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Florida Residents Recover from Hurricane Wilma
MARCO ISLAND Resident Gunnar Thompson surveys the back of his house after the screened-in porch was carried away by Hurricane Wilma October 24, 2005 in Marco Island, Florida. Residents of the tony enclave of Marco Island returned today to check the effect that Hurricane Wilma on their homes after it roared ashore in Florida in the early morning hours. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
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Hundreds Of Thousands Still Without Electricity In South Florida
Hundreds Of Thousands Still Without Electricity In South Florida
FT. LAUDERDALE, FL - NOVEMBER 04: Frank Magala listens to the news on a radio while his wife Cindy Magala cooks dinner on a barbeque grill in a park near their home November 4, 2005 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The Magala's home is without power and water and while they have applied for assistance from FEMA they have been told it will be 7-10 days before they get any help. Hundreds of thousands of customers are still staying without power, weeks after Hurricane Wilma crashed through the state causing damage and killing at least 14 people. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)
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Hundreds Of Thousands Still Without Electricity In South Florida
FT. LAUDERDALE: Frank Magala and his wife Cindy Magala wait for their dinner to be ready on a barbeque grill in a park near their home November 4, 2005 in Ft. Lauderdale. The Magala's home was without power and water. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)
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Hundreds Of Thousands Still Without Electricity In South Florida
FT. LAUDERDALE: A sign clipped to a shopping cart asks Florida Power and Light to help to restore power November 4, 2005 in Ft. Lauderdale. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)
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Hundreds Of Thousands Still Without Electricity In South Florida
FT. LAUDERDALE: A sign on a liquor store tells people that it has no power November 4, 2005 in Ft. Lauderdale. Hundreds of thousands of customers were without power, weeks after Hurricane Wilma crashed through the state causing damage and killing at least 14 people. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)
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Shandon Anderson Serves Meals to Hurricane Wilma Victims
MIAMI: FEMA members hand out supplies to Hurricane Wilma Victims on November 4, 2005 at Joseph Caleb Center in Miami, Copyright NBAE 2005 (Photo by Victor Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)
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South Florida Continues Recovery From Hurricane Wilma
MIAMI: Hal Bell tapes a sign to a tree in front of his parents house begging Florida Power and Light crews for help to remove a downed line and restore power October 28, 2005 in Miami. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)
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Residents wait in line to fill portable
Miami: Residents wait in line to fill portable gas cans 28 October 2005, in Miami, Florida. The lack of electricity at gas stations has caused long lines at gas stations that have power. (ROBERT SULLIVAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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South Florida Continues Recovery From Hurricane Wilma
FT. LAUDERDALE: A sign that reads," No Gas" hangs on a Chevron gas station in South Florida that had no power to pump gas October 27, 2005 in Ft. Lauderdale. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)
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South Florida Continues Recovery From Hurricane Wilma
MIAMI: Hebrt Morais (C) and Richard Blanca (Rear) push an SUV through a long line to one of the few gas stations in South Florida that had power to pump gas to the hundreds of people waiting October 27, 2005 in North Miami. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)
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South Florida Continues Recovery From Hurricane Wilma
MIAMI: The Colonial Bank building, that was damaged by Hurricane Wilma, stands October 26, 2005 in Miami, Florida. Wilma barreled through Florida as a Category 3 storm that did billions of dollars of damage and has left millions without power. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)
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South Florida Continues Recovery From Hurricane Wilma
MIAMI: Hundreds of people line up for Hurricane relief supplies at the Orange Bowl Stadium after Hurricane Wilma October 26, 2005 in Miami, Florida. Thousands of people were being given water, ice and food. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)
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A Florida Power company crewmember works
Miami: A Florida Power company crew member works to restore power 26 October 2005, in Miami, Florida. Frustrated throngs of people waited in huge lines for ice and water in Florida Wednesday after Hurricane Wilma crushed the southern US state 24 October, knocking out power to six million people and killing at least four. (ROBERT SULLIVAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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South Florida Continues Recovery From Hurricane Wilma
SUNNY ISLES BEACH: A man walks past a boat storage facility that collapsed as a result of Hurricane Wilma October 26, 2005 in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)
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Cleanup Begins After Hurricane Wilma
ISLAMORADA: Sportfishing charterboats, moored in a narrow, mangrove-lined creek await return to their normal docks on October 25, 2005, a day after Hurricane Wilma passed over South Florida in Islamorada. Florida Keys captains have discovered that mangrove moorings offer the best opportunities for their boats to survive a storm as these vessels did. (Photo by Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau via Getty Images)
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Cleanup Begins After Hurricane Wilma
NAPLES: Joyce Sutherland (L) and Jahna Cameron wait in line for FEMA supplies that were hours late in arrving after Hurricane Wilma struck the area October 25, 2005 in Naples, Florida. People had been waiting in line since 7am for water and ice and expected to wait for hours more once it arrived. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)
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Hurricane Wilma Makes Landfall In Florida
CHOKOLOSKEE: Martha Daniels surveys damage to a storage shed on her property as a result of Hurricane Wilma, which hit earlier in the morning, October 24, 2005 in Chokoloskee. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)
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Hurricane Wilma Makes Landfall In Florida
CHOKOLOSKEE: A trailer lies overturned as a result of Hurricane Wilma, which hit earlier in the morning, October 24, 2005 in Chokoloskee. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)
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Hurricane Wilma Makes Landfall In Florida
Hurricane Wilma Makes Landfall In Florida
NAPLES: The sun sets on a flooded street after Hurricane Wilma hit earlier in the morning October 24, 2005 in Naples. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)
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A group of Miami residents gather to loo
Miami: A group of Miami residents gather to look at a sailboat that was thrown into the parking lot of a marina in Coconut Grove 24 October 2005 hours after hurricane Wilma swept through the area. (ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)
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Hurricane Wilma Makes Landfall In Florida
DEERFIELD BEACH: A man rides a bike in the retirement community of Century Village, which suffered major wind damage to their landscaping during Hurricane Wilma on October 24, 2005 in Deerfield Beach. (Photo by Richard Patterson/Getty Images)
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Hurricane Wilma Makes Landfall In Florida
DEERFIELD BEACH: Two people walk in the retirement community of Century Village, which suffered major wind damage to their landscaping during Hurricane Wilma on October 24, 2005 in Deerfield Beach. (Photo by Richard Patterson/Getty Images)
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Hurricane Wilma Makes Landfall In Florida
DAVIE: Jennifer Farrington (L) sits on a couch in the middle of a pile of debris after Hurricane Wilma came through on October 24, 2005 in the Palma Nova motor home community in Davie. (Photo by Richard Patterson/Getty Images)
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Hurricane Wilma Makes Landfall In Florida
OAKLAND PARK: The Thunderbird Drive-In at the Swap Shop was destroyed in the wake of Hurricane Wilma on October 24, 2005 in Oakland Park, Florida. The drive-in was one of the last of it's kind in Florida and had 13 screens. (Photo by Richard Patterson/Getty Images)
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Hurricane Wilma Makes Landfall In Florida
DEERFIELD BEACH: A man stranded in the wake of Hurricane Wilma attempt to dig out their car as the eye passes on October 24, 2005 over Deerfield Beach. (Photo by Richard Patterson/Getty Images)
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Hurricane Wilma Makes Landfall In Florida
DEERFIELD BEACH: Two people walk in the retirement community of Century Village, which suffered major wind damage to their landscaping during Hurricane Wilma on October 24, 2005 in Deerfield Beach. (Photo by Richard Patterson/Getty Images)
(Photo by Richard Patterson/Getty Images)
(Photo by Richard Patterson/Getty Images)
Hurricane Wilma Makes Landfall In Florida
DEERFIELD BEACH: Men stranded in the wake of Hurricane Wilma attempt to dig out their car as the eye passes on October 24, 2005 over Deerfield Beach, Florida. (Photo by Richard Patterson/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Richard Patterson/Getty Images)
Hurricane Wilma Makes Landfall In Florida
FT LAUDERDALE: Power lines bend in the wake of Hurricane Wilma on October 24, 2005 in Ft Lauderdale. (Photo by Richard Patterson/Getty Images)
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Hurricane Wilma Makes Landfall In Florida
DAVIE: Jennifer Farrington (L) collects her belongings with her husband Tod Farrington (R) in the wake of Hurricane Wilma on October 24, 2005 in the Palma Nova motor home community in Davie. (Photo by Richard Patterson/Getty Images)
(Photo by Richard Patterson/Getty Images)
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Hurricane Wilma Makes Landfall In Florida
DAVIE: The possessions of Tod Farrington and with his wife Jennifer Farrington (not shown) hang in front of destroyed buildings in the wake of Hurricane Wilma on October 24, 2005 in the Palma Nova motor home community in Davie, Florida. (Photo by Richard Patterson/Getty Images)
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Hurricane Wilma Makes Landfall In Florida
KEY WESTGlen Bierman rows his friend, Julia Hamel, both of Key West, Florida, in a homemade row boat as they tour the downtown area along Duval Street October 24, 2005 in Key West, Florida. Bierman built the row boat after Hurricane Rita. (Photo by Josh Ritchie/Getty Images)
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