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Last Updated: Monday, 11 July, 2005, 12:14 GMT 13:14 UK
In pictures: US relief after Hurricane Dennis
Nasa image released at 0555 am EDT (0955 GMT) showing Hurricane Dennis swirling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico
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Having already killed at least 20 people in the Caribbean, Hurricane Dennis made its way to the southern US.
A lifeguard station on Okaloosa Island in Florida is pounded by waves
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It made landfall in Florida on Sunday, less than 80km (50 miles) east of where Hurricane Ivan hit last year.
A Florida man works to secure a building on Pensacola Beach
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Just before hitting Florida's panhandle area, Dennis weakened from a category four to a category three hurricane.
A Key West resident attaches a line to a fallen palm tree blocking the road
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Winds gusting up to 161km/h (100 mph) took out trees and power lines - but have caused less damage than feared.
A Pensacola father and his daughter carry blankets and pillows into a shelter
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More than 1.4 million people had already fled to safety, while others headed for shelters.
A lone car drives through the rains from Hurricane Dennis in Mobile, Alabama
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Few cars were on the roads in Florida or Alabama as people battened down the hatches for the storm.
Key West residents walk through a flooded street
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Heavy rains have left some residential areas flooded and turned many streets into rivers.
A summer camp is flooded from Hurricane Dennis in Mobile Bay, Alabama
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Dennis has weakened as it heads inland but forecasters warn of continuing winds, rain and possible tornadoes.



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Southern US mops up after Dennis
11 Jul 05 |  Americas



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