The Eye of the Storm

updated 12/27/2004 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/27/2004 AT 01:00 AM EST

The four hurricanes that churned across Florida last summer killed 117 people, destroyed 25,000 homes, damaged another 255,000 and caused an estimated $42 billion in property damage. Nearly four months later, the state is still digging out and more than 10,000 families remain displaced.

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