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Today is Monday, Sept. 25, the 268th day of 2006 with 97 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, Sept. 21, the 264th day of 2006 with 101 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, Sept. 27, the 270th day of 2005 with 95 to follow.
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Katrini pounds Alabama

MOBILE, Ala., Aug. 29 (UPI) -- The Alabama National Guard began deploying troops as Hurricane Katrina plowed through the Gulf Coast.

Feds order Louisiana to repay flood grants

NEW ORLEANS, March 31 (UPI) -- Federal officials are demanding that the state of Louisiana repay more than $30 million in flood and hazard mitigation grants.

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Today is Monday, Sept. 27, the 271st day of 2004 with 95 to follow.
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Hurricane Georges ( /ˈʒɔrʒ/) was a very destructive, powerful, rare, very intense and a classic long-lived Cape Verde-type Category 4 hurricane. Georges was the seventh tropical storm, fourth hurricane, and second major hurricane of the 1998 Atlantic hurricane season. The tropical cyclone made seven landfalls on its long track through the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico during September, becoming the second most destructive storm of the season after Hurricane Mitch and the costliest storm in the Atlantic basin since Hurricane Andrew. Georges killed 604 people, mainly on the island of Hispaniola, and caused extensive damage resulting at nearly $6 billion (1998 US dollars, $8 billion 2010 USD) in damages, mostly in St. Kitts and Nevis, Puerto Rico and Hispaniola.

The hurricane made landfall in at least seven different countries (Antigua and Barbuda, St. Kitts and Nevis, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Cuba and the United States) and Puerto Rico, a Commonwealth of the United States — more than any other hurricane since Hurricane Inez of the 1966 season.

A tropical wave exited the coast of Africa on September 13. Moving westward, the large system quickly developed a closed circulation, and was classified Tropical Depression Seven on September 15. A strong upper-level ridge forced the depression to the west-northwest, where warm water temperatures allowed it to strengthen to a tropical storm on September 16. Georges's circulation developed strong banding features around a well-organized Central Dense Overcast, and with the aid of a developing anti-cyclone, Georges attained hurricane status late on September 17.

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