The eye of the worst hurricane to hit Florida in a dozen years passed directly over Punta Gorda, a town of 15,000 which took a devastating hit Friday. http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tm...p_on_re_us/hurricane_charley&cid=519&ncid=716 My Dad lives in Punta Gorda, and he's all of about 10 feet from the water. Last I heard I think he evacuated, but I never spoke to him myself. I hope he took his boat out of the water too. I can only imagine what kind of damage was done to his home and the general area. I believe there were 145mph winds when it came ashore.