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About the storms that struck southwest Alabama on Wednesday morning


  Thursday, June 3, 2004


About the storms that struck southwest Alabama on Wednesday morning

Thunderstorms can be trule awe-inspiring - and devastating. The article describes in details some of the damage done by wind gusts of up to 75 mph and heavy rain.

From http://www.al.com/news/mobileregister/in...54233219430.xml:
 
Wind gusts of up to 74 mph caused a semi-submersible drilling rig to break away from its dry dock about 9:15 a.m., and drift 400 yards across the Pascagoula River, according to authorities.
The rig floated toward the Oregon II, a 170-foot government research vessel moored at the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration in Pascagoula, said NOAA Cmdr. Todd Stiles. (...)
In Satsuma, Linda Sullivan began cleaning her 4-year-old brick home on Third Street after about 1 to 2 inches of water seeped in Tuesday evening. City workers put sandbags around the doors, but water entered through the walls, too.
It was a solid sheet of water (outside) everywhere you looked, Sullivan said. We had frogs in the house last night. One jumped up on the sofa. I was screaming. My husband was trying to get it with a broom.

Sullivan looked at the bright side of life, pointing out that her house will 'never have been cleaner' after the $2,500 work by a cleaning company.

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