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2005-09-20 01:44:48

By Jane Sutton MIAMI (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Rita picked up its pace as it raced toward the Florida Keys and the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday, three weeks after Hurricane Katrina swamped New Orleans and hammered the U.S. Gulf Coast.

2005-09-19 17:49:57

By Jane Sutton MIAMI (Reuters) - Traffic streamed out of the vulnerable Florida Keys on Monday as Tropical Storm Rita strengthened near the islands and threatened to power its way into the Gulf of Mexico three weeks after Hurricane Katrina cut a deadly path through the region.

2005-09-19 11:43:03

MIAMI (Reuters) - Tourists fled and retailersboarded up their stores in the vulnerable Florida Keys on Monday as Tropical Storm Rita strengthened near the Bahamas, looking poised to power its way into the Gulf of Mexico.

2005-09-19 08:39:23

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Rita, the 17th tropical storm of the busy Atlantic hurricane season, was south of the Bahamas on Monday morning and headed toward an area south of the Florida Keys, which tourists were ordered to leave.

2005-09-18 22:45:59

MIAMI (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Rita, the 17th tropical storm of the busy Atlantic hurricane season, formed near the Bahamas on Sunday and prompted an evacuation order for tourists in the lower Florida Keys.

2005-09-18 21:17:44

MIAMI (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Rita, the 17th tropical storm of the busy Atlantic hurricane season, formed near the Bahamas on Sunday and prompted an evacuation order for tourists in the lower Florida Keys.

2005-09-18 16:41:58

MIAMI (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Rita, the 17th tropical storm of the busy Atlantic hurricane season, formed near the Bahamas on Sunday and prompted an evacuation order for tourists in the lower Florida Keys.

2005-09-18 12:18:37

MIAMI (Reuters) - The Florida Keys and parts of the Bahamas were under a hurricane watch on Sunday as forecasters warned that an unnamed tropical storm system could become a hurricane in the next two days.

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2005-09-15 12:40:00

Scientists using satellite imagery found that at least 23 percent of the water released from the mouth of the Mississippi River from July through September 2004 traveled quite a distance - into the Gulf of Mexico, around the Florida Keys, and into the Atlantic Ocean.

2005-07-12 12:20:00

Mother Nature tidied up a man-made mess off the coast of the Florida Keys when the force of Hurricane Dennis flipped a sunken U.S. Navy ship into the perfect position to help form an artificial reef.


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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