Thursday, October 27, 2005

Wilma's Wind Blows Cold for Snowbirds

Florida storms are taking toll on snowbirds. Michigan's prodigious number of wintertime Sunshine State residents are wondering what they'll find left of their second homes, according to the Detroit Free Press. Michigan sends some 68,000 snowbirds to Florida every year, the most of any state after New York, according to a 2004 study by the University of Florida. But as Wilma blasted all of Florida's top-5 snowbird destinations -- Lee County (Ft. Myers), Palm Beach County, Miami-Dade, Collier (Naples) and Broward (Ft. Lauderdale) -- some Michiganders found themselves second-guessing their commitment to sun and fun in the South.

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