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February 25, 2021
Alabama
Alabama
Riley Says State in ''Great Shape'' After Gustav
(2008-09-01)
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - Gov. Bob Riley says Alabama came through Hurricane Gustav with no major damage. He says there was some flooding on the coast, but the state is in ''great shape.''

Riley visited a shelter for Louisiana evacuees in Birmingham Monday afternoon. They are anxious to return home, possibly Tusday.

The state is forecast to get some rain and possible thunderstorms Monday night, but the worst of the hurricane tracked west into Louisiana and Texas.

The governor says about 12,200 evacuees were in 64 shelters in Alabama. Thousands more are in hotel and motel rooms that are 90 percent full across the state.

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