Hurricane Ivan is Becoming Known as the Forgotten Hurricane
Montgomery, AL – (AP) - Hurricane Ivan is recalled by weather
experts as the most powerful storm to approach the Gulf of Mexico
from the southeast when it took aim at the Alabama and northwest
Florida coasts in September of 2004.
It hit the rare Category 5 status three times. It killed nearly
100 people. With damages of more than $14 billion, it is still the
fifth costliest hurricane in U.S. history.
Yet as its fifth anniversary arrives Wednesday, many who
survived its devastation say they feel it is now America's
"forgotten hurricane." The widespread loss of life and property
-- from the Caribbean to points across the Southeast -- were
eclipsed the next year by Hurricane Katrina.