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100,000 evacuated during storm with only one life lost

On this date in 1979, Hurricane Frederick blew into Mobile Bay, Alabama with winds gusting up to 145 mph. The storm was accompanied by a 15-foot storm surge and left $2.3 billion in damages in its wake. Orderly evacuation of 100,000 residents kept loss of life to one person.
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100,000 evacuated during storm with only one life lost
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