October 24, 2005

Hurricane Wilma makes landfall on Florida coast

MIAMI (Reuters) - Hurricane Wilma made landfall on
Florida's southwest Gulf Coast on Monday as a powerful Category
3 storm capable of causing structural damage to buildings, the
U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

Wilma, once the most powerful hurricane ever observed in
the Atlantic, had winds of 125 mph (200 kph) when it came
ashore around Cape Romano, near the city of Naples, the center