Greenville Mayor Dexter McLendon was a happy man Sunday night after Hurricane Dennis failed to deliver its predicted blow to his community.
McLendon said besides a few trees and some power lines down and a power outage throughout the city, Greenville was spared a repeat of 2004 and the fury of Ivan the terrible.
McLendon says the difference for the city was the size of the hurricane, its speed and movement. He says the eye of Dennis was not as large as that of Ivan.
The mayor told WSFA's Brian Henry that the city knew Sunday morning "there was a chance that it might go west of us, and that made all the difference for Greenville."
"This was so much better than the last time. We were better prepared, everything's worked out better, and it won't take long to get the power back on."
Does Greenville's mayor have any regrets about how the city handled Dennis? The mayor says if he had it to do all over again he would have cleared the streets a couple of hours earlier. "It (Dennis) really came on fast."
McLendon said the city in the next few days will look at the "things you do right, and the things you do wrong" to prepare for the next time a Hurricane heads for south Alabama.