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Tuesday, September 29, 1998 Published at 13:25 GMT 14:25 UK


World: Americas

Hurricane Georges in pictures: The US mainland

Jerry Jarrell, Director of the National Hurricane Centre warns of the hurricane's landfall

Pictures from the Caribbean
Pictures from the Dominican Republic



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Hurricane Georges made landfall on the mainland near Mobile, Alabama, and caused serious flooding in four states. Sheet rain and 160kmh winds ripped through the Florida Keys.



[ image: Heavy surf in Mobile Bay, Mississippi, where the hurricane hit land]
Heavy surf in Mobile Bay, Mississippi, where the hurricane hit land



[ image: Strong winds and high surf pound the Florida Keys]
Strong winds and high surf pound the Florida Keys



[ image: Waist high water in a car park in Mobile]
Waist high water in a car park in Mobile



[ image: An Alabama National Guardsman rescues stranded children from the Orange Grove Housing Project]
An Alabama National Guardsman rescues stranded children from the Orange Grove Housing Project






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