MassiveHurricane Frances (search)trudged ashore with 115 mph wind and pelting rain late Saturday, knocking out power to 2 million people and forcing Floridians to endure a frightening night amid roaring gales that shredded roofs and uprooted trees.
Transformers popped along streets, sending sparks into darkened skies, as families huddled in shelters, bathrooms and hotel lobbies. The wind-whipped coastal waters resembled a churning hot tub.
"I think I'm not going to sleep all night. I hate it at nighttime," said 64-year-old Vonda Gould, a Melbourne evacuee who braved the storm at a Palm Bay hotel. "We don't know when something's going to come flying through the window. It's very