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2005-10-27 17:54:05

By Tabassum Zakaria MIAMI (Reuters) - President George W. Bush checked on relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Wilma on Thursday to ensure federal assistance is provided in a smoother fashion than the widely criticized emergency response after Hurricane Katrina. Bush visited hard-hit south Florida and the National Hurricane Center in Miami in a show of solidarity with Wilma victims and those working to help the millions without electricity and thousands who are short on other...

2005-10-26 16:05:19

By Jim Loney MIAMI (Reuters) - Floridians took cold showers and lined up for gas, water, ice and money on Wednesday as power crews worked to restore electricity to 5 million people two days after Hurricane Wilma hit Florida's most populous region, killing 10 people. With most traffic lights out and residents complaining of long lines for emergency water and ice, gasoline and groceries, life for many from Miami to West Palm Beach was a tedious wait for basics. "The next couple of...

2005-10-26 15:23:05

By Jim Loney MIAMI (Reuters) - Floridians took cold showers and lined up for gas, water, ice and money on Wednesday as power crews worked to restore electricity to 5 million people two days after Hurricane Wilma hit Florida's most populous region, killing 10 people. With most traffic lights out and residents complaining of long lines for emergency water and ice, gasoline and groceries, life for many from Miami to West Palm Beach was a tedious wait for basics. "The next couple of...

2005-10-25 18:36:48

TORONTO (Reuters) - Saturday's game between the Florida Panthers and Washington Capitals has been rescheduled because of damage caused to the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise by Hurricane Wilma, the NHL said in a statement on Tuesday. No new date was announced. It is the second NHL game to be rescheduled because of Wilma. Last Saturday's contest between the Panthers and Ottawa Senators was rescheduled for December 5.

2005-10-25 15:22:50

By Jane Sutton MIAMI (Reuters) - Residents armed with chain saws and brooms and an army of electrical repair crews on Tuesday attacked the shambles left behind by Hurricane Wilma's rampage through Florida, where 6 million people were without power. Wilma killed five people in Florida on Monday after a devastating trek through the Caribbean that killed 17 in Haiti and Mexico. A powerful Category 3 storm with 125 mph (200 kph) winds when it struck southwest Florida early on Monday,...

2005-10-25 14:40:27

By Jane Sutton MIAMI (Reuters) - Residents armed with chain saws and brooms and an army of electrical repair crews on Tuesday attacked the shambles left behind by Hurricane Wilma's rampage through Florida, where 6 million people were without power. Wilma killed five people in Florida on Monday after a devastating trek through the Caribbean that killed 17 in Haiti and Mexico. A powerful Category 3 storm with 125 mph (200 kph) winds when it struck southwest Florida early on Monday,...

2005-10-25 08:34:52

By Michael Christie MIAMI (Reuters) - Southern Florida was reeling on Tuesday after enduring a four-hour assault by Hurricane Wilma that killed at least four people, cut power to millions of homes and caused billions of dollars in damage. The storm smashed into the state on Monday as a surprisingly strong Category 3 hurricane with 125-mph (200-kph) winds, having fed on the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico after killing 17 people in a rampage through the Caribbean. Wilma flooded the...

2005-10-25 08:39:40

By Jim Loney MIAMI (Reuters) - Residents armed with chain saws and brooms and an army of electrical repair crews on Tuesday attacked the shambles left behind by Hurricane Wilma's rampage through Florida, where 6 million people were without power. Wilma, at one time the most intense hurricane on record in the Atlantic basin, killed at least four people in Florida on Monday after a devastating trek through the Caribbean that killed at least ten in Haiti and seven in Mexico. A powerful...

2005-10-25 05:26:44

By Michael Christie MIAMI (Reuters) - Southern Florida was reeling on Tuesday after enduring a four-hour assault by Hurricane Wilma that killed at least four people, cut power to millions of homes and caused billions of dollars in damage. The storm smashed into the state on Monday as a surprisingly strong Category 3 hurricane with 125-mph (200-kph) winds, having fed on the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico after killing 17 people in a rampage through the Caribbean. Wilma flooded the...

2005-10-25 03:40:57

By Michael Christie MIAMI (Reuters) - Southern Florida was reeling on Tuesday after enduring a four-hour assault by Hurricane Wilma that killed at least four people, cut power to millions of homes and caused billions of dollars in damage. The storm smashed into the state on Monday as a surprisingly strong Category 3 hurricane with 125-mph (200-kph) winds, having fed on the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico after killing 17 people in a rampage through the Caribbean. Wilma flooded the...


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