Boynton Beach, UNITED STATES
Men walk down street amid blowing palm trees as hurricane Frances bears down on Florida.
Two men walk down the street in Boynton Beach as palm trees sway in the wind, beofre the arrival of hurricane Frances in Florida, September 4, 2004. Strong winds and whipping rains began to lash eastern Florida on Saturday as Hurricane Frances, an enormous storm, crept slowly across the northern Bahamas toward the United States. Weaker than it had been, Frances nevertheless promised to bring torrential rain to Florida's Atlantic coast, where 2.5 million people had been told to evacuate their homes in vulnerable areas, after delivering a long pounding to the Bahamas. REUTERS/Marc Serota MS/GN