CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. -- Ten years to the day Hurricane Charley swept through Charlotte County causing death and destruction, former Governor Jeb Bush was in the area to mark the anniversary.
Bush, along with Commissioner of Agriculture, Adam Putnam, toured the area to see how far its come since the storm. Shortly after Hurricane Charley hit on August 13, 2004, Bush and his brother, then President, George W. Bush went to Punta Gorda to see the devastation first hand.
Following the tour, Bush and Putnam sat down with local officials for a round table discussion on the recovery. Hurricane Charley was a category 4 storm when it struck the county, with wind speeds up to 150 mph.
Jeb Bush recalls Hurricane Charley's devastation, notes the area's hard-fought recovery
On the Charley’s anniversary on Wednesday, former Governor Jeb Bush and former district congressman Adam Putnam talked to local leaders about the experience.