*New photos added showing rebuilt structures*
The following are a collection of various Hurricane Charley images and damage photos. Some are grabs from camcorder video. I haven't had as much free time as I would like or need to make the original images the most website-ready, so unfortunately the quality is a bit low on some of the photos. However, when time allows these will be updated and new photos added.
Radar images from WBBH NBC 2, Fort MyersImage #1: Hurricane Charley has entered into Charlotte Harbor. Image #2: The eye of Hurricane Charley begins to pass over west Punta Gorda. Just moments after image #2, power was lost for almost 2 weeks.Various images from the front yard and inside the house before, during and after Hurricane Charley.Saturday, August 14 - 11:30 am: Governor Jeb Bush arrives in Punta Gorda via a military helicopter to inspect the damage and meet with local officials. I originally didn't know the governor was in this helicopter. A minute or so after I recorded it flying over the house I hopped into the car and a reporter on the radio mentioned that Gov. Bush had just arrived at the airport in a military helicopter.This is 1 section of a 5 section condominium complex. This complex sustained such extensive damage that it had to be completely leveled. Demolition started about 5 months after the storm. Click here to see a new photo taken on 5/6/2007 showing a nearly rebuilt complex.This is another condominium complex that's only about 1/4 of a mile away from the complex mentioned above.This home is located in the Deep Creek subdivision of Charlotte CountyIt takes some mighty winds to get a big fella like this on its side.This series of photos shows what the Pizza Hut on the corner of Elkam Blvd. and U.S. 41 in Port Charlotte, Florida looked like 7 months after the storm.These aerial photos show how a section of land in Charlotte Harbor looked before Hurricane Charley struck and after. This small peninsula was almost completely stripped bare of its thick vegetation.These aerial photos show how a mobile home park looked before Hurricane Charley and its destruction after.