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9/15/04- Mobile, AL

Bearing Down On The Gulf Coast

Hurricane Ivan is bearing down on the Gulf Coast with Hurricane warnings from Apalachicola, Florida westward to Grand Isle, Louisiana. The Category Four storm is moving to the north-northeast at about 12 miles-per-hour with a gradual turn north expected. This would bring the center of the hurricane to the coast early tomorrow morning.

The Florida Panhandle and the coasts of Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana are already feeling the fierce winds of Hurricane Ivan. The storm is still packing 135 miles-per-hour.

Along the Gulf Coast Region, nearly two million residents have been ordered to evacuate. In Pensacola, Florida, stubborn thrill seekers were out this afternoon anxiously awaiting Ivan, they gathered by the bay to check out the waves and capture the action.

Forecasters predict the eye of the storm will make landfall Thursday moving across the Mobile Bay in Alabama.

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