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2005-09-23 08:55:00

The evacuation of the U.S. Gulf Coast turned deadly on Friday when a bus carrying elderly people fleeing Hurricane Rita caught fire on a Texas highway, killing at least 20 along a major escape route, local officials and news reports said.

2005-09-23 07:59:41

By Erwin Seba GALVESTON, Texas (Reuters) - The evacuation of the U.S. Gulf Coast turned deadly on Friday when a bus carrying people fleeing Hurricane Rita caught fire a Texas highway, killing at least 20 people along a major escape route, local officials and news reports said.

2005-09-23 06:40:11

By Erwin Seba GALVESTON, Texas (Reuters) - Residents along hundreds of miles of the Gulf of Mexico coast braced on Friday for the arrival of Hurricane Rita, which threatened heavily populated stretches of Texas, already storm-battered Louisiana and the heart of the U.S. oil industry.

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2005-09-23 06:40:00

Hurricane Rita roared toward the Texas and Louisiana coasts early Friday, a major Category 4 storm that spurred a traffic-snarled exodus toward higher ground and fears it could cripple the heart of the nation's petrochemical industry. Forecasters said it appeared Houston and Galveston could avoid a direct hit.

2005-09-23 01:46:56

By Erwin Seba GALVESTON, Texas (Reuters) - Residents living along hundreds of miles of the Gulf of Mexico coast braced on Friday for the arrival of Hurricane Rita, which threatened heavily populated stretches of Texas, already storm-battered Louisiana and the heart of the U.S. oil industry.

2005-09-22 15:07:38

By Erwin Seba GALVESTON, Texas (Reuters) - Cars clogged Texas highways with 1.5 million people fleeing Hurricane Rita on Thursday as the massive storm roared through the Gulf of Mexico toward one of the largest American cities and the center of the U.S. oil industry.

2005-09-22 14:25:54

By Erwin Seba GALVESTON, Texas (Reuters) - Cars clogged Texas highways with more than a million people fleeing Hurricane Rita on Thursday as the storm roared through the Gulf of Mexico on a potentially catastrophic course.

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2005-09-22 12:40:00

Hundreds of thousands of people across the Houston metropolitan area struggled to make their way inland in a bumper-to-bumper exodus Thursday as Hurricane Rita closed in on the nation's fourth-largest city with winds howling at 150 mph. An estimated 1.8 million residents or more in Texas and Louisiana were under orders to evacuate.

2005-09-22 10:54:47

By Erwin Seba GALVESTON, Texas (Reuters) - Cars clogged Texas highways with more than a million people fleeing Hurricane Rita on Thursday as the Category 5 storm roared through the Gulf of Mexico on a potentially catastrophic course.

2005-09-22 06:34:01

By Mark Babineck GALVESTON, Texas (Reuters) - More than 1 million people along the Texas coast fled the approach of Hurricane Rita on Thursday as it developed into one of the most intense storms on record and threatened catastrophic damage.


Word of the Day
gazingstock
  • A person or thing gazed at with wonder or curiosity, especially of a scornful kind.
The 'stock' of 'gazingstock' comes from an Old English word meaning 'tree trunk' or 'wood'.
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