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Last Day of Hurricane Season: Looking Back and Ahead

Final numbers show three hurricanes killed 64 people in Florida, causing an estimated $14 billion in insured damages. Wilma dealt Florida the biggest blow.

The state claiming it provided more water ice and food to Wilma victims in the first two weeks after the storm than it did during the first three storms of 2004. Hurricane season may be coming to an end but the effects of the past few months linger on.

The Capital Area Red Cross estimates 300 to 400 Hurricane Katrina evacuees still call Tallahassee home. Many have lost everything and have had to start over.

Several evacuees now work with the Red Cross filing claims for victims of Hurricane Wilma, working with the same forms they may have filled out several months ago.

Kelly Derourn, a Hurricane Katrina evacuee, says, "It feels good knowing that I survived and I'm able to help others that are in need as well."

Those working at the Red Cross found the jobs through the Workforce Board, an organization many evacuees in the area have to as they try to find new jobs.


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