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(CNN) -- Hurricane Ivan came ashore early Thursday near Gulf Shores, Alabama, and was felt all along the Gulf Coast.

Here is a state-by-state breakdown of Hurricane Ivan's impact.

Alabama

Power is not yet restored to 898,222 residences and businesses serviced by Alabama Power and Alabama Rural Electric Association, a spokesperson said.

In Baldwin County, where Gulf Shores is located, and parts of Monroe County, Baldwin Electric Membership Cooperative's 55,000 customers were without power, according to the company's Web site.

Florida

Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said tornadoes killed six people in Bay and Calhoun counties in the Florida Panhandle where Ivan's outer bands swept ashore. In Santa Rosa County, emergency management officials said a young girl in Milton died when a tree fell on her house.

More than 437,703 Gulf Power customers were without power, a utility spokesperson said.

West Florida Hospital in Pensacola sustained heavy damage on a section of medical offices, spokeswoman Kathy Houser said. Patient wings were not damaged, she said, and the building is structurally sound. Three other hospitals in the Pensacola area also were damaged.

Officials in Jackson County, west of Tallahassee, early Thursday reported several major thunderstorms had ripped through the panhandle town of Marianna, resulting in an unknown number of tornadoes and damaging an industrial park, a federal prison and four mobile home parks.

According to Laura Mager with Jackson County Emergency Management, at least 30 mobile homes were heavily damaged.

Georgia

Three people died in northern Georgia, according to the state's emergency management agency.

A utility worker was electrocuted in Towns County; a 4-year-old boy recovered from flooding later died in White County; and a person was killed when a tree fell on a car in Franklin County.

Firefighters rescued at least 50 people in the Atlanta area after swollen creeks overflowed, department officials said.

About 190,000 Georgia Power customers, mostly in metro Atlanta were without electricity Friday afternoon.

Louisiana

A spokesperson for the Louisiana Emergency Operations center reported that 11,857 homes and businesses lacked electrical services Friday morning.

Still, there was relief in New Orleans.

"This storm passed within 70 miles of the mouth of the Mississippi. Anybody that has any doubts about whether they should have evacuated should look at the news and see what happened in Mobile and Pensacola and that's what we avoided," Mayor C. Ray Nagin said Thursday.

Most of New Orleans lies below sea level. A series of levees hold back lakes and the Mississippi River. Nagin noted that the type of flooding that occurred in Florida and Alabama might very well have put New Orleans underwater.

Mississippi

Two men died during the storm, according to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency. One man was electrocuted near Tupelo as he attempted to remove an antenna from a power line. Another man was killed by a falling tree limb as he tried to remove another tree from a neighbor's house in Noxubee County.

More than 65,000 customers were without power, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency said.

North Carolina

Six people were killed in flooding and high wind in western North Carolina, including two people who died when their house was swept away by a mudslide, said Gov. Mike Easley.


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