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2005-10-24 01:50:24

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...

2005-10-23 20:00:00

By Laura Myers KEY WEST, Florida (Reuters) - Hurricane Wilma strengthened as it raced toward Florida on Sunday after devastating Mexico's Caribbean resorts with floods and wild winds that smashed thousands of homes and killed seven people. While Florida residents awaited battering winds and surging seas, dazed tourists waded through a knee-deep flood in Mexico's beach resort Cancun to seek food and water after three nights in shelters without electricity. At one point the most...

2005-10-23 17:17:45

By Laura Myers KEY WEST, Florida (Reuters) - Hurricane Wilma strengthened as it raced toward Florida on Sunday after devastating Mexico's Caribbean resorts with floods and wild winds that smashed thousands of homes and killed seven people. While Florida residents hunkered down for battering winds and a surge of sea water, dazed tourists waded through knee-deep water in Mexico's beach resort Cancun to seek food and water after three nights in shelters without electricity. At one...

2005-10-22 18:47:56

By Laura Myers KEY WEST, Florida (Reuters) - Instead of fleeing, many hurricane-fatigued residents of the Florida Keys on Saturday went on an "Evacuation Pub Crawl." Instead of boarding up homes, others hammered away at "Fantasy Fest" floats. The authorities in the low-lying and vulnerable Florida Keys urged people to take Hurricane Wilma seriously as the storm, at one point the fiercest hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic, pounded Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula and appeared likely...

2005-10-19 18:29:15

By Laura Myers KEY WEST, Florida (Reuters) - Florida Keys residents, renowned for their nonchalance in the face of hurricanes, adopted a wait-and-see response on Wednesday as Wilma, the fiercest storm yet, seemed set to bear down on the vulnerable islands. Officials in Key West, at the southernmost tip of the United States, warned that an 11-foot (3.4 meter) storm surge could swamp the low-lying chain of islands and wash out sections of the only highway connecting the Keys to the...

2005-09-21 11:06:34

By Jeff Franks HOUSTON (Reuters) - Hurricane Rita took aim at Texas as it grew into a powerful Category 4 storm on Wednesday and authorities urged residents in Galveston, Houston and other vulnerable areas to leave. "This is a big storm and it's going to have an impact along the entire coast," U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff told Fox News during a round of morning television appearances. Rita's winds increased to 140 mph (225 kph) as it headed into the Gulf of...

2005-09-21 08:30:25

By Jim Loney MIAMI (Reuters) - After lashing the Florida Keys, Hurricane Rita was upgraded on Wednesday into a more powerful Category 4 storm as it headed across the Gulf of Mexico on a course that could take it to Texas and dump more rain on Katrina-battered Louisiana. Rita's winds increased to 135 mph (193-kph) winds as it headed into the Gulf. The storm hit the Florida Keys but did not get close enough to reach the vulnerable chain of islands with its most destructive forces....

2005-09-21 07:18:17

By Jim Loney MIAMI (Reuters) - After lashing the Florida Keys, Hurricane Rita was upgraded on Wednesday into a more powerful Category 4 storm as it headed across the Gulf of Mexico on a course that could take it to Texas and dump more rain on Katrina-battered Louisiana. Rita's winds increased to 135 mph (193-kph) winds as it headed into the Gulf. The storm hit the Florida Keys but did not get close enough to reach the vulnerable chain of islands with its most destructive forces....

2005-09-21 04:44:58

By Jim Loney MIAMI (Reuters) - After lashing the Florida Keys, Hurricane Rita gained power on Wednesday and headed across the Gulf of Mexico on a course that could take it to Texas and dump more rain on Katrina-battered Louisiana. Rita was upgraded to a Category 3 storm and the National Hurricane Center said it probably would develop into a Category 4 on Wednesday, the same classification as Hurricane Katrina, which devastated parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama last month....

2005-09-21 03:26:02

(Corrects category of storm in headline) By Jim Loney MIAMI (Reuters) - After lashing the Florida Keys, Hurricane Rita gained power on Wednesday and headed across the Gulf of Mexico on a course that could take it to Texas and dump more rain on Katrina-battered Louisiana. Rita was upgraded to a Category 3 storm and the National Hurricane Center said it probably would develop into a Category 4 on Wednesday, the same classification as Hurricane Katrina, which devastated parts of...


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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