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Charley Slams Florida, Heads to Carolinas

Hundreds of people are missing and thousands are homeless in the wake of Hurricane Charley. The powerful Category 4 storm hit land Friday near Fort Myers in Southwest Florida. The storm has headed north into the Carolinas. Hear NPR's Scott Simon and reporter Pat Duggins in Orlando, Fla.

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Scott Simon is one of America's most admired writers and broadcasters. He is the host of Weekend Edition Saturday and is one of the hosts of NPR's morning news podcast Up First. He has reported from all fifty states, five continents, and ten wars, from El Salvador to Sarajevo to Afghanistan and Iraq. His books have chronicled character and characters, in war and peace, sports and art, tragedy and comedy.