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Florida Braces for Hurricane after Storm

As Florida works to recover from the Thursday landfall of Tropical Storm Bonnie, the state rests in the path of Hurricane Charley, a Category 2 storm expected to strike Friday. Hundreds of thousands of residents across the state's lower third have been urged to evacuate as the strengthening storm approaches. NPR's Melissa Block talks with NPR's Debbie Elliott.

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NPR National Correspondent Debbie Elliott can be heard telling stories from her native South. She covers the latest news and politics, and is attuned to the region's rich culture and history.
As special correspondent and guest host of NPR's news programs, Melissa Block brings her signature combination of warmth and incisive reporting. Her work over the decades has earned her journalism's highest honors, and has made her one of NPR's most familiar and beloved voices.