Anonymous asked in News & EventsOther - News & Events · 1 decade ago

did katrina touch alabama?

katrina in alabama?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    While much of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina has focused on New Orleans and the Mississippi coast, Alabama is also dealing with destructive winds and flooding. Hurricane Katrina's surging floodwaters swept over cars and roads and turned downtown buildings in Mobile into concrete islands.

    Gov. Bob Riley announced... that he received approval from President Bush to declare parts of southwest Alabama federal disaster areas. The disaster declaration means federal and state assistance will be available to help governments in Mobile, Baldwin, Washington, Clarke, Choctaw and Sumter counties recover costs for debris removal and other hurricane-relief efforts.

    "I think we'll find that Mobile County experienced the most hurricane damage since Hurricane Frederic," Randy McKee, head of the National Weather Service's Mobile office, said, recalling the 1979 storm that is the local benchmark for destructiveness.

  • 1 decade ago

    The Alabama Gulf Coast was on the eastern side of Katrina. The eastern side of a hurricane is usually where the highest winds and tides are. So yes, Katrina did "touch" Alabama but the eye was far enough away that the damage was not as severe.

  • 1 decade ago

    Mobile was messy, but didn't suffer the damage of the MS gulf coast.

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