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Ivan Menaces Mobile, Gulf Coast with 135 mph Winds

Hurricane Ivan heads for landfall in Mobile, Ala., and along the Gulf Coast. Residents prepare their homes and face the tough decision whether to evacuate, and how far to go. Others are sheltering in a hospital. NPR's Debbie Elliott reports.

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NPR National Correspondent Debbie Elliott can be heard telling stories from her native South. She covers the latest news and politics, and is attuned to the region's rich culture and history.