Hurricane Wilma Affects Millions
By Janet Pinkerton
Check your hurricane fatigue at the door: The impact of Monday's Hurricane Wilma is huge, as Florida retailers and their communities remain hamstrung by power outages and gas shortages.
Wilma was a Category 3 hurricane that hit an area covering nearly 22,000 square miles, by Florida Power & Light's estimates. So far, the death toll holds at 7. The Florida Insurance Council pegged preliminary damage estimates to range from $6 billion to $10 billion.