The extent of damage caused to automobile dealerships when Hurricane Charley roared through Florida Friday night was unknown Saturday.
Hundreds of people on Florida's west coast were missing and at least 13 deaths have been reported.
But it appears that dealerships from Ft. Myers, about 110 miles southeast of Tampa on Florida's west coast, to Daytona Beach on the east coast were affected by the category 4 storm.
At the very least, most dealerships in the heart of the state were closed at least part of Saturday, one of the busiest sales days of the week.
According to reports in The Orlando Sentinel, about 1.3 million residents were without power. And most businesses were closed Saturday.
"It's an incredible mess. Trees are down everywhere," said Barry Flynn, a reporter for the Sentinel. He said businesses, such as a 7-11 convenience store and supermarket, were open, but most businesses were closed.
Charley came aground at 5 p.m. near Ft. Myers with 145 mph winds. The storm took an eastern path right through the center of the state and then veered north. Charley's winds were down to 85 mph by the time it exited land near Daytona Beach around 1 a.m. Saturday.
The much weakened storm ran ashore with 85 mph wind in South Carolina's Grand Strand resort area, before moving into North Carolina as a tropical storm.
Calls to half a dozen auto dealerships in the Orlando area went unanswered early Saturday.
General Motors' Test Track ride at Walt Disney World was closed early Saturday, but was expected to reopen with the rest of the park Sunday.