Baldwin County's emergency management director says Hurricane Dennis is projected to hit somewhere along the Alabama-Florida line around one or two o'clock this afternoon.
Leigh Anne Ryals says the National Weather Service and hurricane experts say it will have winds of around 130 to 140 mph, making it a borderline Category 3 or 4 storm.
She said the eye is small and tight, an indication there may not be as wide an area of damage as during Ivan. She said it is also fast-moving, which is considered good since it won't stay around as long.
She spoke at a news conference in Robertsdale.