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Ivan Weakens Slightly

Ivan weakens slightly 

Hurricane Ivan has weakened a bit, as it moves through the southern Gulf of Mexico. It's now a Category Four storm, with top winds of 155 miles an hour. Forecasters expect it to weaken a little more over the next 24 hours. Parts of Cuba are still under a hurricane warning. The storm surge and waves from Ivan are expected to diminish today. There's a hurricane watch in effect for the Gulf Coast from Morgan City, Louisiana to St. Marks, Florida -- including the New Orleans area. Five Florida counties are urging people to leave -- or, in some cases, ordering them to.

The storm has killed at least 68 people in seven islands or countries in or near the Caribbean. Yesterday, it battered the heartland of Cuba's famous cigar industry.

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