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April 9, 1998 | From Associated Press
A line of fierce storms struck north and central Alabama on Wednesday night, with authorities reporting at least eight deaths and scores injured as strong winds and baseball-sized hail battered the state. More than a dozen people were injured at Open Door Church in Birmingport, where church members sang hymns and prayed as the storm pounded the structure, according to witnesses. Birmingham-area hospitals reported more than 24 people being treated for injuries sustained in the storm.
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April 13, 1998 | From Associated Press
The pulpit of the Open Door Baptist Church lay shattered amid rubble during the Easter sunrise service Sunday, destroyed along with the rest of the building by a monster tornado. But hundreds of worshipers who gathered in the church parking lot four days after the deadly storm still heard a message of rebirth, love and healing. "There's a time to cry," said Pastor Rick Cooper, standing on the remains of a concrete wall and before a wooden cross hung from an exposed steel girder.
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November 17, 1989 | LEE MAY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As stunned residents in this city Thursday began digging out from under the devastation of a tornado that killed 17 in a rush-hour horror scene, the same violent weather front blew in an elementary cafeteria wall in upstate New York, killing 7 children and injuring 18. That brought to at least 27 the total number killed in two days of fierce weather sweeping through the South and East. Hundreds have been injured and thousands made homeless.
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April 10, 1998 | J.R. MOEHRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A huge chain of twilight tornadoes whirled and churned across the Deep South, leaving at least 40 dead, hundreds injured and thousands of homes damaged, ruined or simply vanished. Despite hours of warning, many residents in Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi were caught defenseless Wednesday evening against the uncommonly punishing storms. Some victims were sucked from storm cellars and emergency shelters and whisked through the air.
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July 22, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Torrential rain left over from Hurricane Danny flooded inland, forcing rescuers to take to boats to pluck people from homes and cars. Choctaw County, 80 miles north of Mobile, picked up 9 inches of rain in five hours, triggering flash floods on small streams. Meanwhile, along the coast, people forced out of their homes over the weekend, when Danny dumped 2 1/2 feet of rain in three days, returned to survey the damage.
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February 12, 1990 | From United Press International
Thousands of work crews took to the streets across Georgia and Alabama on Sunday to clean up from a barrage of powerful thunderstorms and tornadoes that wrecked dozens of homes and knocked out power to 600,000 utility customers. Some 38,000 homes in Alabama and 14,000 in Georgia remained without power Sunday as utility crews worked to clear away fallen tree limbs and replace downed power lines, authorities said.
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January 8, 1998 | From Associated Press
Heavy rains pounded Alabama on Wednesday, turning streets into rivers and causing flooding that swept a 5-year-old girl to her death, authorities said. Up to 6 inches fell in the southwest part of the state Wednesday, and rain-slicked roads were blamed for three traffic deaths. In Texas, residents coped with the aftermath of rains Tuesday that dumped up to 7 inches on parts of the state. Just northeast of Houston, the San Jacinto River was at 19.
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July 20, 1997 | From Associated Press
Hurricane Danny was downgraded to a tropical storm late Saturday after dumping nearly 30 inches of rain over Alabama's resort coast, collapsing a railroad trestle and flooding seashore homes. The hurricane's movement was virtually nonexistent for much of the day, battering the same area without relief. But by early evening, Danny had lost some of its circular shape, and its 80-mph winds had weakened to below the 74 mph needed to be classified as a hurricane.
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November 19, 1989 | From Times staff and wire reports
Marilyn Quayle toured tornado-stricken Huntsville, where a twister left 17 dead and 463 injured. The wife of Vice President Dan Quayle restated a promise that federal assistance was on its way to the northern Alabama city. "The federal government will do everything it can to help this community, I assure you," she said after viewing the area, which was struck by the tornado Wednesday and suffered an estimated $100 million in damage. Mrs.
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November 18, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
President Bush issued a disaster declaration Friday morning to clear the way for tornado victims to receive federal relief in Huntsville, where 17 died and several hundred were injured or lost their homes. Gov. Guy Hunt toured hospitals and visited with grieving families. "I've been around a lot of tornadoes, but I've not seen the type of damage on as broad a scale as I've seen this morning," Hunt said after a helicopter tour of the 10-mile-long path of destruction.
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April 9, 1998 | From Associated Press
A line of fierce storms struck north and central Alabama on Wednesday night, with authorities reporting at least eight deaths and scores injured as strong winds and baseball-sized hail battered the state. More than a dozen people were injured at Open Door Church in Birmingport, where church members sang hymns and prayed as the storm pounded the structure, according to witnesses. Birmingham-area hospitals reported more than 24 people being treated for injuries sustained in the storm.
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January 8, 1998 | From Associated Press
Heavy rains pounded Alabama on Wednesday, turning streets into rivers and causing flooding that swept a 5-year-old girl to her death, authorities said. Up to 6 inches fell in the southwest part of the state Wednesday, and rain-slicked roads were blamed for three traffic deaths. In Texas, residents coped with the aftermath of rains Tuesday that dumped up to 7 inches on parts of the state. Just northeast of Houston, the San Jacinto River was at 19.
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July 22, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Torrential rain left over from Hurricane Danny flooded inland, forcing rescuers to take to boats to pluck people from homes and cars. Choctaw County, 80 miles north of Mobile, picked up 9 inches of rain in five hours, triggering flash floods on small streams. Meanwhile, along the coast, people forced out of their homes over the weekend, when Danny dumped 2 1/2 feet of rain in three days, returned to survey the damage.
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July 21, 1997 | From Associated Press
Flooding caused by Tropical Storm Danny's torrential rain forced scores of people to evacuate Sunday as rushing water washed out roads and poured through homes. The storm, downgraded to a tropical depression as it weakened and drifted into the Florida Panhandle, left thousands without power, boats wrecked and homes damaged in southern Alabama. One death was blamed on the storm.
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July 20, 1997 | From Associated Press
Hurricane Danny was downgraded to a tropical storm late Saturday after dumping nearly 30 inches of rain over Alabama's resort coast, collapsing a railroad trestle and flooding seashore homes. The hurricane's movement was virtually nonexistent for much of the day, battering the same area without relief. But by early evening, Danny had lost some of its circular shape, and its 80-mph winds had weakened to below the 74 mph needed to be classified as a hurricane.
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July 19, 1997 | From Associated Press
A weak but watery Hurricane Danny drenched the Louisiana coast and crept toward Alabama on Friday, spoiling beach-goers' weekend vacation plans. With winds just barely more than the 74-mph hurricane level, Danny moved through the Gulf of Mexico and was expected to come ashore between Gulfport, Miss., and the Florida Panhandle early today, dumping 10 to 20 inches of rain along the way. The first death attributed to the storm came Friday night in Fort Morgan, Ala.
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July 21, 1997 | From Associated Press
Flooding caused by Tropical Storm Danny's torrential rain forced scores of people to evacuate Sunday as rushing water washed out roads and poured through homes. The storm, downgraded to a tropical depression as it weakened and drifted into the Florida Panhandle, left thousands without power, boats wrecked and homes damaged in southern Alabama. One death was blamed on the storm.
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April 10, 1998 | J.R. MOEHRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A huge chain of twilight tornadoes whirled and churned across the Deep South, leaving at least 40 dead, hundreds injured and thousands of homes damaged, ruined or simply vanished. Despite hours of warning, many residents in Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi were caught defenseless Wednesday evening against the uncommonly punishing storms. Some victims were sucked from storm cellars and emergency shelters and whisked through the air.
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March 28, 1994 | ERIC HARRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A series of powerful thunderstorms tore across the South on Palm Sunday, killing at least 36 people, including 18 who died because a tornado knocked down the roof of a crowded church. The tornado hit the Goshen Methodist Church near Piedmont, Ala., about 11:30 a.m., toppling a brick wall onto a pew of children waiting to sing in a Palm Sunday pageant. About 90 people were injured, officials said. "One man ran down the aisle yelling: 'Get on the floor!'
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February 12, 1990 | From United Press International
Thousands of work crews took to the streets across Georgia and Alabama on Sunday to clean up from a barrage of powerful thunderstorms and tornadoes that wrecked dozens of homes and knocked out power to 600,000 utility customers. Some 38,000 homes in Alabama and 14,000 in Georgia remained without power Sunday as utility crews worked to clear away fallen tree limbs and replace downed power lines, authorities said.
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