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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.

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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