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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 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...

2005-10-24 19:41:41

By Jane Sutton MIAMI (Reuters) - Hurricane Wilma left a swath of flooding and destruction across Florida on Monday, killing four people and leaving millions in the dark on its four-hour rampage across the state. Risk assessment companies estimated insured losses from Wilma at $6 billion to $10 billion in Florida. Wilma smashed into southwestern Florida as a surprisingly strong Category 3 hurricane after feeding for days over the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico and killing 17...

2005-10-24 13:59:34

By Jane Sutton MIAMI (Reuters) - Hurricane Wilma crashed into Florida on Monday, swamping the popular tourist island Key West and hammering the densely populated Miami-Fort Lauderdale area after killing 17 people in a rampage through the Caribbean. Wilma hit the state as surprisingly strong Category 3 hurricane after feeding for days over the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. It weakened to a Category 2 as it raced across the state in about four hours, but dealt a harsh blow. A man...

2005-10-24 07:48:41

By Jim Loney MIAMI (Reuters) - Hurricane Wilma crashed ashore in southwest Florida and roared across the peninsula, pounding Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach on Monday after slamming Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula and killing 17 people in the Caribbean. Once the most intense hurricane on record in the Atlantic, Wilma weakened after hammering Cancun and Cozumel for three days with punishing winds and rains but revved up as it reached Florida with top sustained winds of 125 mph...

2005-10-24 07:50:16

By Jim Loney MIAMI (Reuters) - Hurricane Wilma crashed ashore in southwest Florida and roared across the peninsula, pounding Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach on Monday after slamming Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula and killing 17 people in the Caribbean. Once the most intense hurricane on record in the Atlantic, Wilma weakened after hammering Cancun and Cozumel for three days with punishing winds and rains but revved up as it reached Florida with top sustained winds of 125 mph...

2005-10-24 05:05:34

By Laura Myers KEY WEST, Florida (Reuters) - A strengthening Hurricane Wilma lashed southern Florida on Monday as it raced toward the densely populated Miami area after pounding Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula and killing 17 people on a rampage through the Caribbean. At one point the most intense hurricane on record in the Atlantic, Wilma weakened after hammering Cancun and Cozumel for three days with punishing winds and rains, destroying homes and ruining luxury hotels. But the vast...

2005-10-24 02:56:46

By Laura Myers KEY WEST, Florida (Reuters) - A strengthening Hurricane Wilma lashed southern Florida on Monday as it raced toward the densely populated Miami area after pounding Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula and killing 17 people on a rampage through the Caribbean. At one point the most intense hurricane on record in the Atlantic, Wilma weakened after hammering Cancun and Cozumel for three days with punishing winds and rains, destroying homes and ruining luxury hotels. But the vast...


Latest Florida Keys Reference Libraries

Dry Tortugas National Park
2013-04-18 12:21:11

Dry Tortugas National Park is located in the Gulf of Mexico in the United States. The park consists of a small chain of coral islands, comprising 64,701 acres, but only 104 acres of land. The islands are about seventy miles from Key West, Florida and comprise the far western portion of the Florida Keys. The first European explorer to visit the area was Juan Ponce de León, who named the islands the Tortugas after catching 160 sea turtles near them. The term “dry” is used to denote the...

Biscayne National Park
2013-04-17 23:58:18

Biscayne National Park is located in the southern area of Florida in the United States. The park holds 172,971 acres, of which ninety-five percent consists of water. Native Americans first inhabited the area when water levels were low in the Biscayne Bay. Evidence has been found in the area supporting the inhabitance of other Native Americans, like the Tequesta people, from at least 2,500 years ago. European settlement did not occur in the area until the 19th century, when farmers settled on...

2012-06-14 08:35:04

Symbol: TRSA2 Group: Dicot Family: Euphorbiaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:FL Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class  ...

2012-06-14 10:18:34

Symbol: SCLI3 Group: Monocot Family: Cyperaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Graminoid Native Status: L48    N PR    N VI    N Synonyms:   SCLI8 Scirpus lithospermus L. Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:FL Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta...

2012-06-14 10:43:15

Symbol: SARI5 Group: Dicot Family: Lamiaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   SAPR4 Salvia privoides Benth. Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:FL Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division  ...

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