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    Panicked residents climbed on kitchen counters to escape a waist- high storm surge that swept at least half a mile inland. Some said the winds sounded like a
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      Panicked residents climbed on kitchen counters to escape a waist-
      high storm surge that swept at least half a mile inland. Some said
      the winds sounded like a locomotive. (Ham radio operators) reported
      that people were standing on rooftops to escape the water, the U.S.
      National Hurricane Center (news - web sites) said.


      "They pretty much got the worst of it," said Michael Formosa, a
      meteorologist at the center.


      On one of the three islands, tiny Cayman Brac, residents packed into
      caves for shelter.


      There were no immediate reports of casualties in the Caymans but
      Ivan killed 19 people in Jamaica -- the latest victim a woman in a
      wheel chair who could not escape a fire sparked by a faulty
      generator -- and caused severe flooding and mudslides when it
      brushed past on Friday night and Saturday.
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