Gov. Jeb Bush warned Floridians that Hurricane Charley could bring high winds, water and possible tornadoes to a large section of the state, from Tampa Bay to Orlando to Jacksonville.
Winds are at 105 MPH with higher gusts and the storm could pick up strength as it approaches the coast Friday morning. Friday classes are cancelled for most of western and central Florida. 380,000 people have been asked to evacuate so far. More details at the Orlando Sentinel and the National Hurricane Center. Some local theme park venues are preparing (Disney could not be reached).