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Hurricane Ivan News
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 2, 2004
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Hurricane Ivan Expected to Make Landfall in Mobile Bay Overnight
At 11 p.m. EDT, the National Hurricane Center officially forecasts Hurricane Ivan’s large eye to make landfall in Mobile Bay in southern Alabama during the overnight hours. Hurricane Ivan has maximum sustained winds of 135 mph, which is Category 4 strength. The strongest portion of Hurricane Ivan, or the eastern eye wall, will be affecting Escambia County and the Pensacola area during the overnight and early morning hours of Thursday. Sustained hurricane force winds will move on shore into the Pensacola area shortly after midnight and will persist throughout the morning hours on Thursday. Residents across Florida’s panhandle should remain in safe shelter and not venture out until weather conditions abate during the afternoon hours on Thursday. Residents are encouraged to be patient as Ivan is moving slowly and could produce 12-14 hours of tropical storm force winds (or more).
Currently, the panhandle of Florida is currently covered in the potential track of Hurricane Ivan. However, all Florida residents should monitor the progress of Hurricane Ivan and continue to monitor and watch weather reports.
For more information, please log on to the Florida Division of Emergency Management's website at www.FloridaDisaster.org.
Last updated: July 08, 2005
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