Dennis menaces Alabama

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Alabama is the latest on Hurricane Dennis’s list.

After leaving a trail of terror across Haiti, Cuba, and Florida, Dennis has killed at least 33 people. It is the first hurricane of the Atlantic season. Measured as a category three hurricane, with 200 kph winds, Dennis is alsowhipping up an over four and a half metre storm surge from the Gulf of Mexico as it hits the Alabaman shore. There it could gain strength again – Dennis was a category four storm only yesterday. Over 1.2 million Americans have been issued storm warnings to leave their homes, and many have been evacuated. Florida was hit by an unprecendented four major hurricanes last year.