As Floridians began assessing the damage wrought by Hurricane Charley last week, food retailers in the state offered a hand -- and licked some wounds themselves. Charley hit land near the gulf coast town of Port Charlotte around 3:45 p.m. on Aug. 13 as a Category 4 storm with 145 mile-per-hour winds and a surge of water 20 feet high. The storm continued northeast across the state toward Orlando and Daytona Beach. Charley left an estimated 1 million Floridians without power or shelter, and ...
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