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Thursday, June 26, 2014 1:38 PM
View the slideshow of photographs contributed by: Sanibel Public Library, Chronicle Photographer Dorothy Wallace and Sanibel resident Billy Kirkland. If you have pictures to share on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Charley, we welcome your submissions. Email: news@santivachronicle.com
  • Here Comes Charley! Remembering Aug. 13, 2004
    Sunday, August 13, 2017 6:00 AM

    Sanibel and Captiva knew Charley was out there in the Gulf of Mexico on Aug. 13, 2004, but the infamous storm took a late turn and hit the islands straight on. The Santiva Chronicle looks back to that day 10 years ago in this story by one of Southwest Florida's leading writers and historians, Timothy M. Jacobs.

  • SANTIVA TODAY: Sanibel Facelift—marking the day Charley landed
    Wednesday, August 13, 2014 6:00 AM
    Today is the 10th anniversary of the day Hurricane Charley made landfall on Sanibel and Captiva. The Santiva Chronicle marks the occasion by giving the floor to our poet Lorraine Walker Williams and her Sanibel Facelift.
  • BEFORE CHARLEY PART III: Hurricane of 1944 and Donna
    Wednesday, August 13, 2014 5:59 AM
    Sanibel and Captiva endured many tropical storms and hurricanes before Charley hit on Aug. 13, 2004. As part of itsHurricane Charley Virtual Museum the Santiva Chronicle looks back at the Hurricane of 1944 and Hurricane Donna in 1960 in this essay by one of Southwest Florida's leading writers and historians Timothy M. Jacobs.
  • BEFORE CHARLEY PART II: Hurricanes roared in the Twenties
    Tuesday, August 12, 2014 8:48 AM
    It was during the Roaring Twenties that the islands were affected by two hurricanes: one in 1921, then five years later in 1926. Eleven years had passed since the “Big Storm” of 1910, and residents as well the geography of the islands were still in a period of adjustment. 
  • SANTIVA TODAY: You never know when it's the day before
    Tuesday, August 12, 2014 6:42 AM
    You never know when the day before is the day before. Today is the day before the 10th anniversary of the day Hurricane Charley hit the Barrier Islands, which means that 10 years ago today it really was the day before.
  • Kristie Anders—In the Eye of Charley
    Monday, August 11, 2014 12:07 PM
    For a few minutes on the afternoon of Aug. 13, 2004, the sky was blue and the wind was calm on North Captiva Island. In those few minutes, the door of the firehouse swung open and in came a man carrying his dog, raising the gathering inside the firehouse to 18 people. Those few moments were the eye of Hurricane Charley.
  • Saturday, July 26, 2014 12:11 PM

    Since the days of the Calusa Indians, the islands of Sanibel and Captiva have weathered more than their fair share of hurricanes, including a few where they took the brunt of the impact, not only causing damage, but altering the geography of the islands.

  • Billy Kirkland—One Who Waited for Charley
    Saturday, July 26, 2014 11:45 AM

    Sanibel bicycle shop owner Billy Kirkland is one who rode out Hurricane Charley on Aug. 13, 2004. He was front and center when the storm passed and it was time to start cleaning up.

  • Steve Greenstein—In Charley’s Wake
    Saturday, July 26, 2014 11:30 AM

    Steve Greenstein was president of the Chamber of Commerce when Hurricane Charley made landfall on Aug. 13, 2004. He remembers the scenes of incredible destruction and the yeoman effort to put things back together.

  • Evacuation: Sanibel couple spends five long days off island
    Saturday, July 26, 2014 11:20 AM

    Longtime Sanibel resident Jeri Magg and her husband Karl evacuated as Hurricane Charley approached on Aug. 13, 2004, and spent five days off island. Here is her story.

  • Chuck Bergstrom—One Who Charley Blew By
    Saturday, July 26, 2014 11:15 AM

    Sanibel Realtor Chuck Bergstrom had a heart attack two days before Charley hit the Barrier Islands. It was a couple days after the storm before he could get out of the hospital and back to the islands. What he found was devastation and a community that was ready to deal with it.

  • Richard Johnson—One Who Charley Blew In
    Saturday, July 26, 2014 11:00 AM

    Richard Johnson specialized in disaster recovery. When his family's island got swamped by Hurricane Charley on Aug. 13, 2004, Johnson quit his job and moved to Sanibel. He's been here ever since.

  • Lorraine Walker Williams: Sanibel Face Lift
    Saturday, July 26, 2014 10:51 AM

    After Hurricane Charley, August 13, 2004

  • Here Comes Charley! Remembering Aug. 13, 2004
    Tuesday, July 08, 2014 8:03 AM
    Sanibel and Captiva knew Charley was out there in the Gulf of Mexico on Aug. 13, 2004, but the infamous storm took a late turn and hit the islands straight on. The Santiva Chronicle continues to look back to that day 10 years ago in this story by one of Southwest Florida's leading writers and historians, Timothy M. Jacobs.
  • Hurricane Charley: After the Storm
    Thursday, June 26, 2014 1:38 PM
    View the slideshow of photographs contributed by: Sanibel Public Library, Chronicle Photographer Dorothy Wallace and Sanibel resident Billy Kirkland. If you have pictures to share on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Charley, we welcome your submissions. Email: news@santivachronicle.com
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