ST PETE BEACH, FL - AUGUST 12: George Ward takes a break to watch the waves along the Gulf of Mexico after securing his nearby home in preparation of Hurricane Charley August 12, 2004 in St Pete Beach, Florida. Hundreds of thousands of people in Tampa Bay are under mandatory evacuations in preparation for the storm, which is expected to land in the area August 13. (Photo by Tim Boyles/Getty Images)

Hurricane Charley formed as a tropical depression this day, Aug. 9th 2004 and was the first of four Hurricanes to hit Florida that year.

Hurricane Charley killed 10 people in the U.S. and became a Category 4. Where were you in 2004? What do you remember about this hurricane?

Check out our weather partner ABC Action News with Denis Phillips breaking it down. Denis has rule #7, which is “Don’t Freak Out Until He Tells You To Freak Out.”


Check out this massive evacuation from Tampa