Published: Aug 13, 2013 10:36 AM EDT
Updated: Aug 13, 2013 11:03 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- It was nine years ago today that Hurricane Charley hooked a right and directly hit Charlotte Harbor.

The Category 4 storm killed 10 people and caused $15 billion in damage.

Chief Meteorologist Jim Farrell warned Southwest Florida that Hurricane Charley was hooking right. WINK News was on the air for 75 hours straight, both during and after the hurricane.

Since then, Punta Gorda has revitalized downtown and the harbor area.