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2008-09-07 21:00:03

The Associated Press KEY WEST, Fla. The "extremely dangerous" Hurricane Ike grew to fierce Category 4 strength Saturday as it roared on an uncertain path that forced millions from the Caribbean to Florida and Louisiana to Mexico to wonder where it would eventually come ashore. Preparations stretched more than 1,000 miles as the massive storm, with its 135-mph winds, took a southwesterly shift that could send it over Cuba and the Florida Keys by Tuesday before it heads into the warm...

2008-08-06 06:00:24

By Mike Tolson, Houston Chronicle Aug. 6--Wind and rain, occasionally heavy but never severe, marked the arrival of Tropical Storm Edouard on Tuesday. By day's end there was little to remember him by other than soggy turf and a few aggravated souls left without power. Edouard, which was downgraded to a tropical depression not long after making landfall along the easternmost reaches of Texas' upper coast, politely skirted the region's most populous areas. Houston got a good soaking,...

2008-08-05 15:00:03

By Kevin Moran and Dale Lezon, Houston Chronicle Aug. 5--Bands of heavy rain and high winds lashed the upper Texas Gulf Coast as Tropical Storm Edouard made landfall early today and slogged toward the Houston area and farther inland. As communities along the storm's path dealt with such problems as power outages, isolated flooding and road closures, those farther down the coast, including Galveston, expressed relief at avoiding the severe weather that had been feared. Officials in...

2005-09-23 08:55:00

GALVESTON, Texas -- The evacuation of the U.S. Gulf Coast turned deadly on Friday when a bus carrying elderly people fleeing Hurricane Rita caught fire on a Texas highway, killing at least 20 along a major escape route, local officials and news reports said. The bus caught fire on Interstate 45 south of Dallas and closed the highway, officials said. Television footage showed the charred bus with a long string of cars stuck in traffic behind it. Dallas television station WFAA reported 20...

2005-09-23 07:59:41

By Erwin Seba GALVESTON, Texas (Reuters) - The evacuation of the U.S. Gulf Coast turned deadly on Friday when a bus carrying people fleeing Hurricane Rita caught fire a Texas highway, killing at least 20 people along a major escape route, local officials and news reports said. The bus caught fire on Interstate 45 south of Dallas and closed the highway, officials said. Television footage showed the charred bus with a long string of cars stuck in traffic behind it. Dallas television...

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2005-09-22 12:40:00

GALVESTON, Texas -- Hundreds of thousands of people across the Houston metropolitan area struggled to make their way inland in a bumper-to-bumper exodus Thursday as Hurricane Rita closed in on the nation's fourth-largest city with winds howling at 150 mph. Drivers ran out of gas in 14-hour traffic jams or looked in vain for a place to stay as hotels hundreds of miles away filled up. An estimated 1.8 million residents or more in Texas and Louisiana were under orders to evacuate to avoid a...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.