Hurricane Charley, Friday The 13th, 2004, Punta Gorda, FL Home Video - V1

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For the end of Hurricane Season 2020, "We Got The Band Back Together..."This is the Hurricane Charley Film Festival Directors Cut that was the basis of the Hurricane Charley DVD from storm chasers Jim Edds, Mark Rackley, Doug Kiesling, Chris Collura, Jason Foster, and Jeff Gammons. Fifteen year's after we produced this and released it on two different DVD's and sold them exclusively in Punta Gorda, FL at a local small business, The Celtic Ray, which is featured in the video, it is finally on line. Each of us has agreed to participate in bringing you this footage on YouTube and other social media platforms to mark the end of the historic Hurricane Season of 2020. There is a time code on there and if you're interested in purchasing anything on their note the time code and we can find out who shot the footage for you.Note: Reloaded due to Youtube Processing Error

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While you guys were going through all that madness, my family and I were riding it out inside our kitchen pantry. I've never prayed so much in my life!!

Author — Elisa Lantigua

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I'll never forget living in cape coral during this and I still talk about the 2004 hurricane season especially charley it was something else living through that I can still hear the sounds and the noise the storm made incredible for sure

Author — Shaun Herron

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Amazing video! Even 16 years later, this is still some of the most incredible footage of a hurricane in the US

Author — Ethan W.

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I have lived in this town all my life and it has made such a come back after this storm . But it was definitely extremely intense during the inner bands moving in and blending everything

Author — Austin butler

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Hid in the Hallway with my kids under a mattress during Charley. Still get goosebumps from it. Videos like yours, help to show my children who were all under 5 when it hit, what they went through. I have pictures but it still doesn't do justice.

Author — Danielle Curcie

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Punta Gorda native here. Thanks for the great video! My mom weathered Charlie like a trooper, and previously I was in hurricane Andrew in Miami and that was a category 5 with sustained winds at 145 and gusts at 174. It’s no wonder so many peeps are fascinated with storms, it feels like you’re on a different planet entirely! Or like you’re in the belly of an angry, charging T Rex!

Author — p schaub

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I was born and raised in Punta Gorda. I remember driving from Port Charlotte into Punta Gorda afterwards not being able to get ahold of my mom and thinking she was dead and her manufactured home was one of the few to survive. I lived in Port Charlotte and rode out the storm in North Port and even there it was terrifying and I still have PTSD Everytime a hurricane takes a similar path 😬

Author — Rachel Beverlin

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Here we are on the 17th anniversary (to the day), and I still have the DVD I bought from you, years ago..

Author — DragWeekPorkChopExpress

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Wow.. This must be one, if not the best hurricane chasing video I've ever seen. Thank you for sharing this with us!

Author — Whwk

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I remembered this storm when i was little, we rode it out but almost fled to a shelter but me and my brothers wouldn't shut up about leaving our cat behind so we stayed for it's big turn that had it avoid us, we were lucky and being boarded up with no light with a strobe light was fun for 10 year olds

Author — Weslton The Wesl

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Most terrifying thing I have ever been through! My family were all huddled together in the master bathroom listening to it tear the house apart. We went out to inspect damage when the eye came over. That was an amazing sight! Then had to hide again for the back half. Mom's house was unlivable for about 6-8 months until repaired. I don't ever want to do that again! Much respect to you guys for what you do!

Author — Michele Moyers

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Great footage. I was in Winter Park that night at a friend's cinder block house. My 2nd story apartment in Altamonte Springs had the roof ripped off & so much rain poured in, that the floor collapsed the next day. That summer was awful. Three different hurricanes rolled through Orlando, knocking out power each time & causing tons of damage.

Author — Macdeth

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I bought the video off of you back in the day. I lived in Port Charlotte at the time. I still have it. Never will forget the day.

Author — Papz2theDome

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God love the folks at the Celtic Ray.. That place saved my sanity while living in PG with my retired parents over summers off from UF.

Author — msnovtue

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I lived near Punta Gorda when this hit.. We got lucky, but the storm surge was insane in a few areas.. I'll never forget this one. My first hurricane..

Author — Diana Thompson

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Seria bom se tivesse uma legenda!
29/08/2021 19:30hs São Paulo/Capital Brazil

Author — Nethaniah Del Valle

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I love seeing all that stuff flying by in the wind! It begs the question, where exactly does it start piling up and how cool would it be to look through that big giant pile of stuff!

Author — Twobarpsi

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I was due West on the Gulf side of the cape watching it zero in on me, then take that little jog into the harbor, which it fit *into* like a large tornado with rings around it. That thing was wrapped up so tight there wasn't an amazing amount of damage more than ~5 miles from it. PG/PC took one for the team.

Author — Monty Crispy

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I remember being 9, sitting in my room playing halo during hurricane charlie. I saw a gutter fly down the street and went "haha wow" and kept playing halo lmao

Author — Werli

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We lived in Key West at this time, when I was a baby. My dad tells me how we evacuated to right where it hit the worst, because they thought Florida was going to get wrecked.

Author — Anna BoBana [ASMR]