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Hit by Three Hurricanes, Fla. County Looks to Nov. 2

Polk County, Fla., in the center of the state, is the only U.S. county on record to have been hit by three hurricanes in one season. NPR's Melissa Block tours a Polk County orange grove damaged by hurricanes Charley, Frances and Jeanne. She also visits a disaster recovery center set up by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and explores how the hurricanes are affecting this election season.

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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.