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2009-12-14 16:11:05

Tropical Storm Laurence tracked through Darwin Australia this weekend before sliding back into the Timor Sea and now Laurence is forecast to make a second landfall in Australia. Laurence is forecast to make landfall north of Wyndham then parallel the coastline while moving over land for the next couple of days. Laurence is forecast to make landfall in the Kimberley region, move southwest through the northern area of the Great Sandy Desert and into the Pilbara region. At 0900 UTC (4 a.m. ET)...

2006-03-30 21:10:00

PERTH, Australia (Reuters) - Hundreds of residents on Australia's remote northwest desert coast began mopping up on Friday after a powerful cyclone battered towns with destructive winds and torrential rain. "We've still got beer and plenty of ice, so the pub will still be open," Don Skipworth, a resident of the small town of Onslow directly hit by Cyclone Glenda, told local radio. There were no reports of injuries or major damage after Glenda crossed the coast on Thursday night, but emergency...

2006-03-30 09:35:00

PERTH, Australia -- A tiny town known as "cyclone city" on Australia's remote northwest coast was being lashed by winds of up to 235 kmh (145 mph) late on Thursday as a severe tropical cyclone slammed ashore from the Indian Ocean. Tropical cyclone Glenda, the second destructive storm to hit Australia in 10 days, had earlier forced the evacuation of hundreds of people in larger towns, shut down oil and gas rigs and disrupted iron ore shipments in the region. Meteorologists said the eye of the...

2006-03-30 01:55:00

PERTH, Australia -- Hundreds of people were evacuated and thousands more prepared to ride out a severe cyclone bearing down on the northwest Australian coast on Thursday, carrying winds of up to 155 mph. Gale-force winds of at least 62 mph were lashing the coast as tropical Cyclone Glenda approached, emergency officials said. The cyclone had already shut oil and gas fields and disrupted iron ore shipments. It was expected to roar ashore within hours between the iron ore and tourism town of...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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