CHARLOTTE COUNTY — The unpredictable nature of Hurricane Irma forced Charlotte officials to mount a flexible emergency response.
After a late change in course, Irma bore down on Southwest Florida, but weakened just before striking Charlotte County. Still, reported wind gusts exceeding 100 mph and a continuing storm surge created widespread power outages, extensive damage and debris, and impassable roads — and a recovery that could be long in the making.
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