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02-10-04, 01:54
Tropical Storm Jeanne moves across Georgia and Florida in this true-color Terra MODIS image from September 27, 2004. At the time this image was taken, just after noon Eastern US time, Jeanne was centered near Albany, Georgia and was moving towards the north near 10 knots (12 mph). While its winds were only in the 35 knot (40 mph) range, Jeanne added yet another layer of damage to an already-battered Florida. Jeanne was the fourth major storm of the Atlantic Hurricane season to make landfall on the peninsular state.

Before hitting the US, Jeanne killed over a thousand people in the Dominican Republic and Haiti, mostly via flooding and mudslides. Jeanne's form became disorganized after those two days of destruction, but had reformed into a tight, symmetric, well-organized storm by the 23rd. Three days of gathering energy in the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico allowed Jeanne to slam into central Florida with 95 knot (110 mph) winds.

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