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While Russell County is well inland from the coast, hurricanes can and have affected our area in past. Many residents in the bi-city area remember Hurricane Opal, which occurred in 1995. Wind gusts up to 70 mph left the population without power and created wide-spread damages due to trees and debris.

Hurricane Ivan in 2004 crushed the Alabama Gulf Coast and continued on to cause wide spread damages throughout the state, as well as Russell County. Residents were once again left without power as utility companies worked non-stop in an effort to restore it.

Flooding and Tornadoes spawned by these inland hurricanes can be a threat to our area.

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