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Last updated 7:55PM ET
March 3, 2021
Hurricane Ike Causes Problems on Alabama Gulf Coast
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - The huge storm was headed toward a landfall on the Texas coast, but rising water covered part of Fort Morgan Peninsula and washed under beachfront homes in Gulf shores. Foley police used a truck to take some tourists to safety after water covered Fort Morgan Road.

Baldwin County spokeswoman Paula Tillman says the cars "had gotten buried under sand before they could get out."

Tillman adds flooding from Ike already is worse than it was during Hurricane Gustav almost two weeks ago. Water covered low-lying roads at Point Clear on Mobile Bay.

The National Weather Service issued a coastal flood warning across Mobile Bay until noon Saturday. Tides could be five feet above normal.
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