In the United States, Hurricane Ivan impacted the area along the Gulf of Mexico, including Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Texas. The effects of Hurricane Ivan reached as far north as Virginia and the Delaware River. Hurricanes: Science and Society indicates that Ivan finally dissipated over Texas.
Hurricane Ivan began as a tropical wave off the west coast of Africa and began to move westward. Ivan hit southwest of Grenada and caused 39 deaths. After Grenada, Ivan moved toward the Windward Islands, the Caribbean Sea and north of the Netherlands Antilles. Then, Ivan passed south of Jamaica and Grand Cayman. Ivan hit the western tip of Cuba before heading for the Gulf of Mexico and the United States.