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September 15, 1999 | MIKE CLARY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He's bald, 64 years old and has a face that even he says "is made for radio." But when a major hurricane threatens the East Coast, Jerry Jarrell is perhaps the most-watched man on television. As director of the National Hurricane Center, Jarrell is often in the eye of the television camera, explaining to anxious residents who want to know exactly where the storm will strike. And he often doesn't know. "It's taking an awful track," Jarrell said Tuesday in a voice ravaged by a cold and overuse.
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NEWS
June 27, 1986 | Associated Press
Hurricane Bonnie struck the Gulf Coast with 85 m.p.h. winds Thursday, killing two people and bringing heavy rain that generated tornadoes, destroyed homes and knocked out power to thousands. But the first hurricane of the season weakened not long after it came ashore near the Texas-Louisiana border. The hurricane was downgraded to a tropical storm later in the day and hurricane warnings that had been posted for a 270-mile strip of coast stretching into Louisiana were discontinued.
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June 26, 1986 | Associated Press
Bonnie, the season's first hurricane, battered the Gulf Coast today with rain and wind up to 85 m.p.h., killing at least two people, knocking out power and flooding low-lying areas before losing its punch over land. Bonnie was downgraded to a tropical storm at mid-morning after about 20,000 beachfront residents and offshore oil workers along the Gulf Coast fled inland.
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September 1, 1985 | United Press International
Hurricane Elena mushroomed into a potential killer Friday, prompting the evacuation of 100,000 people from the Florida Panhandle to Louisiana's bayous. The hurricane, with 100 m.p.h. winds and 12-foot tides, poised for a Labor Day weekend assault on the beach resorts of Alabama and the Florida Panhandle. Florida Gov.
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August 30, 1985 | Associated Press
More than 125,000 persons from Florida to Louisiana fled their homes and headed inland Thursday as fast-growing Hurricane Elena swept toward the Gulf Coast with 95-m.p.h. winds and high tides. Forecasters warned that the hurricane would strike land early today with winds of up to 100 m.p.h. and 12-foot storm tides. The governors of Mississippi, Louisiana and Florida declared a state of emergency in two dozen counties along the Gulf Coast, where up to 10 inches of rain were forecast.
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August 30, 1985 | United Press International
Hurricane Elena mushroomed into a potential killer in the Gulf of Mexico today and poised its 100-m.p.h. winds and 12-foot tides for a Labor Day weekend assault on the beach resorts of Alabama and the Florida Panhandle. Florida Gov. Bob Graham, saying he feared "the needless loss of thousands of lives," ordered a door-to-door evacuation of seven Florida counties seen as the most likely target of Elena, a 300-mile-wide storm marching slowly north toward an expected landfall early Saturday.
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