After Hurricane Ivan brutalized the Cayman Islands over the weekend, causing extensive damage and two unconfirmed deaths, the storm swept through western Cuba Monday forcing hundreds of thousands of residents to evacuate low-lying areas.
By PBS NewsHour
Tourists and residents were told Thursday to evacuate the Florida Keys, as Hurricane Ivan grew into a Category 5 storm after leveling homes and killing at least 15 people on the Caribbean island of Grenada.
Florida residents returning to their homes Monday dug through wreckage left by Hurricane Charley's 145 mph winds as it swept across the state and up the East Coast over the weekend.
Florida officials ordered nearly 2 million people to evacuate from the path of Hurricane Charley, which was bearing down on Florida's coast Friday.
By News Desk
More than three months after Democrat Al Gore conceded the contested 2000 election, an independent hand recount of Florida's ballots released Tuesday says he would have lost anyway, even if officials would have allowed the hand count he requested.
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