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9/26/04-Tyler

Hurricane Jeanne Leaves Florida Devastated

At least six deaths are being blamed on Jeanne, the fourth hurricane to hit Florida in six weeks. The storm peeled the roofs off buildings. It toppled light poles, destroyed a deserted community center in Jensen Beach and flooded some bridges from the mainland to the Atlantic coast's barrier islands.

More than a million homes and businesses are without power. President Bush declared a major disaster area in Florida. The hurricanes have prompted the largest relief effort in the Federal Emergency Management Agency's history.

Jeanne was packing winds of 120 miles-an-hour when its eye hit land overnight. It has since weakened to a strong tropical storm. Until this weekend, no state had suffered a four hurricane pounding in one season since Texas in 1886. And the hurricane season still has two months to go.

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