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Dennis Pounds Gulf Area Flattened by Ivan

By: AP
By: AP

Hurricane Dennis came ashore on the Florida Panhandle and Alabama coast Sunday with a 120-mph fury of blinding squalls and crashing waves that followed in the ruinous footprints of Ivan just 10 months ago.

Dennis' eye crossed land near the same state-line spot where Ivan arrived, pounding beachfronts already painfully exposed by denuded dunes, flattened neighborhoods and piles of rubble that threatened to turn into deadly missiles.

Dennis' eye came ashore at 3:25 p.m. EDT about midway between the Santa Rosa Island towns of Navarre Beach and Pensacola Beach, according to forecasters at the National Hurricane Center. Navarre Beach is about 50 miles east of where Ivan crossed.

Click here for the latest radar of Hurricane Dennis.


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