Thursday, September 16, 2004
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Well, Ivan has had his day. There's lots of damage all along the Gulf Coast, especially in Alabama, from Orange Beach to Mobile. Thankfully, there haven't been many injuries or deaths due to the storm. Here in Huntsville, we've had lots of rain and wind, but nothing extraordinary. My power didn't even go out...or at least it hasn't yet.

Others haven't fared as well. Ivan, along with his predecessors Charley and Frances, caused the loss of several lives and millions of dollars in property throughout the southern United States. As great as these losses may be, though, the states hit by these storms were prepared and will recover.