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4:55 pm
Wed September 15, 2004

Ivan Continues to Threaten Alabama

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Alabama
3:56 pm
Wed September 15, 2004

Closings and Cancellations

Alabama –

Shelton State Community College will close at 6pm tonight and reopen Monday 7 am.

Shelton State will also be serving as a Red Cross shelter. Contact Wendy Jones 391-2310 for more information.

The University of Alabama has decided to cancel all classes scheduled for this afternoon, Wednesday, Sept. 15 beginning at 1 p.m. and all classes scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 16 and Friday, Sept. 17.

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Alabama
12:27 pm
Wed September 15, 2004

Marine Reservists Return Home From Iraq

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Alabama
11:01 am
Wed September 15, 2004

Alabama National Guard armories will serve as evacuation shelters

Alabama – Alabama Army National Guard armories in the state have been opened as shelters for persons evacuating from Hurricane Ivan.

Guard officials said armories will be open indefinitely for persons needing temporary shelter as a result of the hurricane. Although the armories will have areas for sleeping and restroom facilities, evacuees using the armories as temporary shelter must bring their own sleeping bags or other type bedding and food. The National Guard will not be able to furnish food, cots or other items of this type.

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Alabama
10:09 am
Wed September 15, 2004

Shelter Information

Alabama –

Shelters and Animals
Many storm shelters do not accept pets. West Alabama Animal Rescue already has a number of foster homes set up to take pets for the short term. They are also looking for more foster homes. The Emergency Animal Rescue Service in Birmingham also can house pets (primarily dogs, cats and horses) - the boarding is offered at no cost.

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Alabama
9:48 am
Wed September 15, 2004

Runoff Elections Oust Incumbents in Many Cities

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Alabama
4:11 pm
Tue September 14, 2004

Hurricane Ivan Approaches

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Alabama
3:18 pm
Tue September 14, 2004

Red Cross Opens Shelters in Birmingham Area

Birmingham, AL – With a flood of evacuees headed north away from Hurricane Ivan, the Birmingham Area Chapter is opening shelters starting at 6pm Tuesday night.

The shelters will be able to provide snacks only this evening, so evacuees
are asked to get dinner prior to checking in.

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Alabama
12:29 pm
Tue September 14, 2004

Tuscaloosa opens storm shelter

Tuscaloosa – In cooperation with the Red Cross and the Emergency Management Authority, The Tuscaloosa County Park & Recreation Authority is preparing its activity centers to serve as emergency shelters for Alabamians seeking refuge from hurricane Ivan.

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Alabama
10:28 am
Tue September 14, 2004

Hurricane Ivan Updates

Tuscaloosa, AL – Governor Bob Riley has ordered the evacuation of areas in Mobile and Baldwin counties that are south of Interstate Ten. The governor says the areas are in imminent danger from Hurricane Ivan. The mandatory evacuation comes after Riley ordered people in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Fort Morgan and Dauphin Island to leave.

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Alabama
10:04 am
Tue September 14, 2004

Residents Flee Hurricane Ivan

National Weather Service

Mobile, AL – A MANDATORY EVACUATION IS IN PLACE FOR PORTIONS OF THE ALABAMA COAST AS
POWERFUL HURRICANE IVAN ROARS INTO THE GULF COAST. CHRIS NEWBOLD REPORTS FROM MOBILE.

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Alabama
9:11 am
Tue September 14, 2004

Evacuations Ordered in Baldwin County

Gulf Shores, AL – Governor Bob Riley ordered a mandatory evacuation of Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fort Morgan today. The coastal Baldwin County cities were ordered cleared at 7 AM.

The state Emergency Management Agency also has decided that no emergency shelters will open in Baldwin County and is encouraging residents to leave.

Governor Riley also has declared a state of emergency. That means the state's price gouging law has taken effect.

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Alabama
4:16 pm
Mon September 13, 2004

Southeast Alabama Begins Preparing for Ivan

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Alabama
3:44 pm
Mon September 13, 2004

Insurance Company Prepares for Storm

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Alabama
3:01 pm
Mon September 13, 2004

TVA Focusing on Green Power

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