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Hurricane Ivan Making Landfall

In Jamaica, some residents are not heeding evacuation orders issued ahead of Hurricane Ivan.   Some fear that their homes would be robbed if abandoned.  The Jamaican government wants a-half-million people to clear the coastal areas where rains from Ivan's outer edges are already flooding roads.

The hurricane, still a Category-Four, is packing winds of 140 miles-an-hour.  It could get stronger before its core nears Jamaica tonight or early tomorrow. Forecasters are warning of life-threatening flash floods and mudslides. 

Meantime, authorities in Grenada are trying to get a handle on the extent of death and destruction. Efforts are hampered by blocked roads and lack of telephone service.  As of now, Hurricane Ivan has claimed the lives of at least 33 people in Grenada and elsewhere.

 

 

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