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2005-09-24 10:34:05

By Andy Sullivan NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Surging waters from Hurricane Rita poured into the streets of New Orleans on Saturday and bands of rain posed an additional threat to the devastated, but largely empty, city. Officials expected few deaths in the neighborhoods that flooded on Friday because they had been largely deserted before storm waters topped levees along the Industrial Canal in at least four places. The Army Corps of Engineers said it planned to use a helicopter to drop...

2005-09-23 20:48:08

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Floodwaters poured into New Orleans again on Friday as Hurricane Rita inundated several square miles (kilometres) of this still-devastated city but officials said they expected few deaths since the affected neighborhoods were largely deserted. Dozens of recently drained blocks in neighborhoods flooded by Hurricane Katrina were swamped again after surging storm waters topped the levees in at least three places along the Industrial Canal, which runs through...

2005-08-31 12:20:28

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military on Wednesday added Navy ships, including two helicopter assault vessels and the hospital ship Comfort, and dozens of helicopters to a massive relief effort in the wake of killer Hurricane Katrina. Officials in New Orleans were pressing the military to help evacuate the flooded city and the Superdome stadium, where thousands of refugees were gathered. Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said that "there's an option there to use military resources"...

2005-08-31 10:18:00

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military on Wednesday added Navy ships, including two helicopter assault vessels and the hospital ship Comfort, and elite search troops to a relief effort in the wake of killer Hurricane Katrina. The moves came as the Army Corps of Engineers planned to help the National Guard drop 3,000-pound (1360 kg) sandbags into an opening of a protective levee that has caused the flooding of most of that tourist mecca two days after Katrina ripped ashore. The...


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lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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