Pensacola, Fla. (AP) _ Hurricane Dennis is now Tropical Storm
Dennis, but forecasters warn that the storm still poses a heavy rainfall as well as tornado threat. As of 9 P–M eastern time, Sunday Dennis' poorly defined center was located in Clarke County, Alabama. It was packing winds of 60 miles–an–hour. Dennis roared quickly through the Florida panhandle and Alabama
coast earlier with 120–mile–an–hour winds. Despite downed power lines and outages to more than 200–thousand, early reports indicate no U.S. deaths and relatively modest structural damage. The tightly wound Dennis weakened just before it struck less than 50 miles east of where Hurricane Ivan stormed ashore last year. Dennis, responsible for at least 20 deaths in caribbean, helped those in its path by its relatively small size and fast pace.
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