South Florida Remembers The Day Wilma Came To Town

Photo: Jordy - Pompano Beach, FL - MON 10.24.05
The 2005 hurricane season had already broken records when yet another tropical storm formed in the Caribbean on October 17th, getting the last name on the list: Wilma.

But this one would break even more records. As it crossed very warm waters on the 18th, Wilma intensified at an incredible pace; from a tropical storm to a Category 5 hurricane within 24 hours. The next morning, Hurricane Hunters flew into Wilma, finding the smallest eye they'd ever seen; less than two-and-a-half miles wide, clear evidence of an extremely powerful hurricane. CBS4 Miami

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