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August 29, 2005

Hello Katrina! – Monday, 9:30 a.m.

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After several brief power outages, we lost electric power completely at 7:30 a.m. Downtown Mobile has flooded.

carport Radio reports (we have battery-powered radio) indicate that flooding in parts of Mobile is already worse than the previous record hurricane, Georges, in September 1998. The water has reached the edge of our carport, which is normally about 75 feet from the edge of the water. There is about 3 feet of water in the basement already, and the water is rising. We lost our mailbox to the wind, and two trees are down near the house. Apparently the worst of the storm has not reached Mobile yet.

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