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September 18, 2004

Ivan Deadliest U.S. Hurricane Since Floyd, Gets Blame For At Least 45 U.S. Deaths After Landfall In Alabama; Mid-Atlantic States See Flooding, Record-Breaking Rainfall; Group: Insured Losses Could Hit $7 Billion

Courtesy NASA. Ivan's Eye, taken Sept. 11 from an altitude of about 230 miles by Astronaut Mike Fincke on the International Space Station. Image links to big-sized version

Image (left): Courtesy NASA. Ivan’s Eye, taken Sept. 11 from an altitude of about 230 miles by Astronaut Mike Fincke on the International Space Station. Click on image for big version … great for your desktop’s background. More images/larger version.

Ivan Deadliest Hurricane In U.S. Since 1999’s Floyd; Death Toll In U.S., Caribbean At 115: Ivan is blamed for at least 45 deaths in the U.S. and 70 deaths in the Caribbean [making it the deadliest U.S. hurricane since Floyd in 1999]. Flooding has become a major problem across the Southeast, the Appalachians, the Mid-Atlantic states and the Northeast. Current Regional Watches/Warnings Map | U.S. Watches/Warnings Map | Latest flood-related stories … Ivan, with maximum sustained winds near 130 mph, came ashore at about 2 a.m. CDT Thursday as a strong Category 3 hurricane in the Gulf Shores, Ala., area in Baldwin County, southeast of Mobile. By Thursday night, more than 3 million residents were without power and there were reports of “devastation” in Pensacola, hundreds of homes damaged, flooding and downed trees.

New Ivan Stories:

Radar, Satellite Images & Photos:Courtesy NOAA. Hurricane Ivan Infrared Satellite Just After Landfall, 3:45 a.m. CDT Thursday. Image links to current NOAA satellite images

Image (right): Hurricane Ivan Infrared Satellite Just After Landfall, 3:45 a.m. CDT Thursday. Courtesy NOAA. Ivan from space (Opens new window) | NOAA Imagery | Satellite imagery

Current Radar Images: MyForecast.com Pennsylvania Radar Loop | Wunderground Radar Loop | Wunderground Regional Radar | National Weather Service Long Ranger Radar Loop … More radar images in our Mobile, Birmingham, Atlanta, Knoxville and Philadelphia pages [All city pages here]. Satellite Images: Intellicast Satellite Loop | NOAA Current Ivan Imagery | More Satellite Imagery Photos: Above The Eye Of Hurricane Ivan (Highly recommended!) | Ivan’s Destruction Slideshow (In story’s top image, video also in page) | Ivan Makes Landfall (New window) | Ivan Hits U.S. (New window) | Ivan From Space Image Slideshow (New window) | Damage From Ivan (New window) | Damage Pictures | Grenada Damage | Cuban Coast Pounded | Keys Evacuation (These open in a new window) Hurricane Frances Slideshow: SunCam.TV: Jensen Beach, Florida Damage | Frances Damage Images

Ivan appears on WXnation.com home page radar at 10 p.m. CDT Wednesday and 4 a.m. CDT Thursday -- time of landfall. Image links to full-sized live radarImage (left): Ivan’s eye on our home page radar, taken at 10 p.m. CDT Wednesday and 4 a.m. CDT Thursday — time of landfall. Radar provided by/Copyright CustomWeather.com

Webcams: NOTE: Some will be inaccessible due to high traffic and power outages: Mobile, AL Webcams & Radars | Panama City/Florida’s Panhandle | New Orleans | Jackson, Miss. | Birmingham | Atlanta | Knoxville | Pittsburgh | Central Pa. | Philadelphia | Albany, NY | Boston | All Other Cities By State

Live Streaming Video: The following Web sites were streaming coverage through Thursday and are no longer streaming. I will leave them here for future reference, and to recognize them for providing a great service: WPMI-TV 15, Mobile | WVTM-TV 13, Birmingham | WWL-TV 4, New Orleans | WDSU-TV 6, New Orleans | WSB-TV 2, Atlanta Recently-Aired Video: Aerials Reveal Ivan’s Wrath (Opens new window) | Feedroom (Opens new window) | MSNBC

Live Streaming Audio: WPMI-AM 710, Mobile (In left column) | WTIX-AM 690, New Orleans | WSB-AM 750, Atlanta (Link in left column) | WGST-AM 640, Atlanta All Streaming U.S. Radio Stations By City: Radio-Locator.com (News/talk format best bet for coverage) NOAA Weather Radio Stream For New Orleans From Jamaica: Power 106 FM

Blog Entry On Live Streaming: World Is Watching

Largest Atlantic Hurricanes By Lowest Central PressureFinal Data For Ivan: Last public advisory | Advisory Archive | From the 10 p.m. CDT Thursday Tropical Prediction Center update: Ivan was downgraded from a tropical storm to a tropical depression with maximum sustained winds dropping from near 60 mph to near 35 mph. Early Sunday, Ivan’s maximum sustained winds peaked at 165 mph, making it a strong Category 5 hurricane. When Ivan made landfall, hurricane force winds extended outward up to 105 miles, and tropical storm winds extended outward up to 290 miles. Minimum central pressure was up from 980 millibars to 986 mb. Ivan was at 910 mb early Sunday, making it the sixth lowest central pressure on record for a hurricane in the Atlantic basin [Top six listed to the right]. Ivan was moving NNE near 14 mph (interactive hurricane tracker here). At 10 p.m. CDT Thursday, the center of storm was 25 miles NNW of Gadsden, Ala. Rainfall accumulations of 8 to 12 inches, with locally higher amounts, were possible in the path of Ivan through Saturday. Examples of Ivan’s power: Wednesday night, buoys 75 miles off Alabama’s shore indicated seas as high as 50 feet, and later that night, the Dauphin Island, Ala., weather station reported a wind gust to 102 mph; wind gusts up to 200 mph were reported in Grand Cayman; and in the 8 p.m. Monday Public Advisory, a station in Pinar Del Rio reported sustained winds of 124 mph and gusts to 162 mph.

Advisories: Last public advisory for Ivan … National Weather Service Watches & Warnings Maps: Entire U.S. | Eastern U.S. | Panama City/Tallahassee | Mobile, Ala./Pensacola, Fla. | Birmingham/Central Ala. | New Orleans/Baton Rouge | SE Texas/SW La. | Jackson/Central Miss. | Eastern Tenn. | Central Tenn.

Predictions: Last projection image. Ivan may stall along the state borders of Tennessee, the Carolinas and Georgia through Sunday, resulting in flooding in the Mid-Atlantic states. See how Ivan’s track has progressed in the track archive loop

Help: U.S. Hurricane Victims Help: American Red Cross: 1-800-HELP-NOW | Catholic Charities | Salvation Army | FEMA | FloridaDisaster.org Jamaica Victims Help: Jamaica Impact, Inc. (JAMPACT) Taking Donations | Jamaica Impact, Inc. Home/Emergency Info

School/Business Closings: See our pages for the following areas: Mobile, Panama City, New Orleans, Jackson, Birmingham, Atlanta and Other U.S. Cities

Blogging Ivan: The following blogs are also providing Ivan updates: WeatherBlog | CapitalWeather.com | WeatherUSA.net | Moreweather.com Atlantic Tropical Weather Page | WeatherBug Blog

Top 5 WXnation.com city weather and webcam pages visited Friday: 1. Mobile 2. Panama City 3. Pittsburgh 4. New Orleans 5. Knoxville … See the top 20 so far this month in the left column of our home page.

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9 responses to “Ivan Deadliest U.S. Hurricane Since Floyd, Gets Blame For At Least 45 U.S. Deaths After Landfall In Alabama; Mid-Atlantic States See Flooding, Record-Breaking Rainfall; Group: Insured Losses Could Hit $7 Billion”

  1. WeatherBlog says:

    Ivan 11pm Update
    Ivan continues to look impressive as ever on satellite, although he may be going through an eyewall replacement cycle. However, as soon as this ends, Ivan has the opportunity to strengthen once again. Bill Young’s WxNation Blog, “the Drudge Report…

  2. The destruction of Grenada
    Paradise Lost: That’s what weatherblogger Alan Sullivan is calling Grenada after Hurricane Ivan’s devastating hit….

  3. Ivan restrengthens again
    Hurricane Ivan is back up to Category Five intensity. Winds 160 mph; pressure 920 mb….

  4. Debbie says:

    I would like a prediction is a hurricane going to hit the hudson area this year?I know you are busy but if you can take the time out to answer this that would be great.Thank You Debbie

  5. Debbie, If you are referring to the area just north of Tampa, it appears you will be safe from Ivan and the new tropical system No. 11. As for the rest of the year, it is hard to say. I will say this: It is not very often that a state is hit by three hurricanes in one year and in Florida, it has only happened twice in the last 80 years: 1926 and 1964. Hurricane season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30, and we are in the peak of it right now. Hope this helps!

  6. isuquinndog says:

    You can see how the buoy’s near Ivan are doing. One now has winds of 45 mph and gusts of 65 mph with waves near 12 ft high.

    http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/radial_search.php?lat1=23.4N&lon1=86.2W&dist=350&time=3

  7. Jeffery John Shuman says:

    Would enjoy a live video feed of hurricains. Esp. Ivan!

  8. Jeffery, I’m guessing there will be a few streaming feeds available on Wednesday. I’m monitoring the local stations and will add them as they come in. If you or anyone else discover one before me, feel free to add it here. Thanks!

  9. Jake says:

    Very Large Hurricane.
    I was in Pensacola, Fl. in 1979 when Hurricane Frederick–A major hurricane that slammed into Mobile Bay in Alabama with 125 mph winds.
    I remember hearing the strong winds blow all night , then to find lots of tree limbs on the ground the next morning.

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