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Restoring Power to Florida Could Take Weeks

Utilities begin the process of rebuilding power lines and restoring electricity in Florida in the wake of Hurricane Charley. Hundreds of thousands of residents in the area around Port Charlotte remain without power. Utility officials warn it will take weeks to restore power completely. Hear NPR's Phillip Davis.

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Phillip Davis
Correspondent Phillip Davis covers South Florida and beyond for NPR. He joined NPR in January 1993, and has reported on such topics as the Elian Gonzalez affair, the disputed 2000 presidential election, and the growing cultural diversity of South Florida. Davis has also filed reports from England, West Africa, and South America for NPR. His pieces can be heard on NPR's award-winning newsmagazines Morning Edition, Weekend Edition, and All Things Considered.