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2008-09-14 09:00:02

By JAMES C MCKINLEY JR. By James C. McKinley Jr. and Clifford Krauss The New York Times HOUSTON Hurricane Ike barreled across a wide swath of Texas on Saturday, deluging the city of Galveston with a wall of water, flooding coastal towns and leaving extensive damage across metropolitan Houston. With wind gusts approaching 100 mph, the 600-mile-wide Category 2 hurricane peeled sheets of steel off skyscrapers in Houston, smashed bus shelters and blew out windows, sending shattered...

2008-09-13 12:00:14

By Juan A. Lozano and Pauline Arrillaga Associated Press GALVESTON, Texas -- Hurricane Ike bore down on the Texas coast late Friday with driving rain, crashing waves and fierce gusts, threatening to rattle the skyscrapers of America's fourth-largest city, shut down the heart of the U.S. oil industry and obliterate towns already flooded with waist-high water. Though nearly 1 million people evacuated coastal communities in the days leading up to the storm, tens of thousands ignored calls to...

2008-09-08 12:00:02

Hurricane Ike lost some punch as it crossed Cuba but forecasters Monday said the Gulf of Mexico's environment could lead to the storm's strengthening. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Ike, downgraded to a Category 2 hurricane with top winds of 105 mph, was about 45 miles east-southeast of Camaguey, Cuba, moving west at about 14 mph, at 11 a.m. Forecasters warned of dangerous rip currents in the Gulf of Mexico as a result of the storm surge. The storm was expected to...

2008-09-05 15:00:03

Tropical storm warnings were posted Friday along the eastern seaboard from Georgia to New Jersey as Tropical Storm Hanna churned north in the Atlantic Ocean. A tropical storm warning also was in effect for the northwestern area of the Bahamas, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said. In addition, hurricane watches were posted from north of Edisto Beach, S.C., to Currituck Beach, N.C. Hanna is forecast to make landfall overnight along the Carolina coast between Myrtle Beach, S.C., and...

2008-08-28 15:00:03

Near-hurricane strength Tropical Storm Gustav washed and blew onto eastern Jamaica Thursday afternoon, U.S. forecasters in Miami said. Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami said at 2 p.m., Gustav was about 40 miles east of Kingston, Jamaica, and about 335 miles east-southeast of Grand Cayman. A hurricane watch was in effect for all of the Cayman Islands. "Gustav could become a hurricane at any time," the report said. Sustained winds were 70 mph, just below the hurricane...

2008-08-27 15:00:03

Gustav, a tropical storm forecast to regain hurricane status, saturated Haiti and battered its coast Wednesday, U.S. forecasters in Miami said. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said at 2 p.m., the storm was moving west at about 5 mph about 140 miles west of Port au Prince, Haiti, and about 90 miles southeast of Guantanamo, Cuba. Sustained winds were 60 mph with higher gusts. Winds have diminished since the storm made landfall Tuesday with 95 mph winds and forecasters said once...

2008-08-18 09:00:00

Tropical Storm Fay was drenching western Cuba early Monday and headed for South Florida, where evacuations and school closures were announced. The storm brought flooding to Haiti and the Domincan Republic on the weekend, and at least six people died. It was tracking north-northwest near 12 mph over Cuba at 5 a.m., the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami reported. Its path shows it reaching the Florida Keys Monday night, forecasters said. Sustained winds were near 50 mph, but...

2006-08-28 08:54:56

By Anthony Boadle HAVANA (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Ernesto bore down on southeastern Cuba on Monday after drenching Haiti with punishing rains, while forecasters issued a hurricane watch for the southern peninsula of Florida. The U.S. National Hurricane Center issued the watch from Deerfield Beach southward on Florida's east coast and from south of Chokoloskee southward along the west coast. The watch, which means hurricane conditions could develop within 36 hours, remained in...


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