FT.MYERS, FL - AUGUST 16:  Lightning strikes the ground as a violent thunder storm approaches the area August 16, 2004 in Ft. Myers, Florida. The town of Punta Gorda, located approximately 25 miles away from Ft. Myers, received the blunt force of Hurricane Charley, causing vast destruction and about 16 weather related deaths, to date.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)