Hrricane Jeanne killed 6 in Florida

28 September 2004 | 13:57 Code : 4320 Geoscience events
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Florida Monday began yet another mop-up job after the fourth hurricane to hit the state in six weeks left six dead, countless homes smashed and a million households without electricity.
Florida Monday began yet another mop-up job after the fourth hurricane to hit the state in six weeks left six dead, countless homes smashed and a million households without electricity.
The same storm that is feared to have killed about 2,000 people in northern Haiti a week earlier left six people dead in the southeastern US state, police and local reports said.
A man was found lying in water in a flooded house where he had been partying as the storm slammed ashore in the town of Micco in southeastern Florida.
In nearby Palm bay, a man apparently drove his car into a canal Sunday morning, when the storm was still raging hours after making landfall during the night.
Two died when their vehicle plunged into a lake in Fort Lauderdle, and in Miami, a 70-year-old man was electrocuted by a downed power line, police said.
In Clay county, northern Florida, a 15-year-old was killed by a falling tree.
Jeanne was headed towards the state of Georgia early Monday bearing tropical-storm strength winds of 85 kilometer per hour winds and risks of tornadoes and floods.
The fourth hurricane in six weeks to hammer Florida, Jeanne smashed homes, tore off roofs, flooded streets and left one million people without electricity Sunday.



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