Hurricane Jeanne comes ashore near Hutchinson Island just to the east of Stuart, Florida on September 26, 2004 as a Category 3 storm. The storm passed over Polk County, Florida. Winds at Fort Pierce Inlet gusted to 126 mph, and gusts to 104 mph were recorded at Vero Beach. 1 million people without power. Many houses had been blown off of their foundations. The centers of Charley, Frances, and finally on September 26, Jeanne all passed over Polk County in the 2004 Hurricane season. This is the first time since 1950 that the entire eye of two Category 3 hurricanes impacted Florida in the same year. Many people became unnerved by having all 3 hurricanes hit the same place and 2 of them so powerful and this led to a decline in the population in that region for the next several years as people simply moved away from the hurricane prone area.
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