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Frances Swamps Florida, Eyes Panhandle

Frances, one of the largest storms to hit the U.S. mainland, drenches Florida on a slow trip from the Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico. Frances, now a tropical storm, could regain hurricane strength before it hits Florida's Panhandle. Fort Pierce, Fla., caught some of the storm's early fury. NPR's Adam Hochberg reports.

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Adam Hochberg
Based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Adam Hochberg reports on a broad range of issues in the Southeast. Since he joined NPR in 1995, Hochberg has traveled the region extensively, reporting on its changing economy, demographics, culture and politics. He also currently focuses on transportation. Hochberg covered the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, followed candidates in three Presidential elections and reported on more than a dozen hurricanes.