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2005-09-22 12:40:00

GALVESTON, Texas -- 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. Drivers ran out of gas in 14-hour traffic jams or looked in vain for a place to stay as hotels hundreds of miles away filled up. An estimated 1.8 million residents or more in Texas and Louisiana were under orders to evacuate to avoid a...

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. Heavy traffic jammed highways from Corpus Christi in southern Texas into Louisiana as coastal residents, heeding the lessons of Hurricane Katrina, headed inland to escape what has become one of the most intense storms on record. The National Hurricane...

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. With winds of 175 mph (280 kph), the Category 5 hurricane churned across the Gulf of Mexico on a course that was expected to take it ashore late on Friday or early on Saturday. Having learned a lesson from Hurricane Katrina's assault on Louisiana...

2005-09-22 08:15:13

By Erwin Seba 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. With winds of nearly 170 mph (273 kph), the Category 5 hurricane churned across the Gulf of Mexico on a course that was expected to take it ashore late on Friday or early on Saturday. Having learned a lesson from Hurricane Katrina's assault on...

2005-09-22 07:52:43

By Erwin Seba 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. With winds of nearly 170 mph (273 kph), the Category 5 hurricane churned across the Gulf of Mexico on a course that was expected to take it ashore late on Friday or early on Saturday. Having learned a lesson from Hurricane Katrina's assault on...

2005-09-22 07:22:58

By Erwin Seba 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. With winds of nearly 170 mph (273 kph), the Category 5 hurricane churned across the Gulf of Mexico on a course that was expected to take it ashore late on Friday or early on Saturday. Having learned a lesson from Hurricane Katrina's assault on...

2005-09-22 06:22:00

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. With winds of 175 mph (280 kph), the Category 5 hurricane churned across the Gulf of Mexico on a course that was expected to take it ashore late on Friday or early on Saturday. Having learned a lesson from Hurricane Katrina's assault on Louisiana...

2005-09-21 22:20:25

By Mark Babineck GALVESTON, Texas (Reuters) - Hurricane Rita strengthened on Wednesday into a powerful, intensely dangerous Category 5 storm as it headed toward the Texas coast and prompted evacuation orders for more than a million people. The storm had grown into the third most intense Atlantic hurricane on record as measured by internal pressure, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. The hurricane center said Rita was "a potentially catastrophic" Category 5 hurricane with...

2005-09-21 22:19:13

By Mark Babineck GALVESTON, Texas (Reuters) - Hurricane Rita strengthened on Wednesday into a powerful, intensely dangerous Category 5 storm as it headed toward the Texas coast and prompted evacuation orders for more than a million people. The storm had grown into the third most intense Atlantic hurricane on record as measured by internal pressure, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. A hurricane watch was issued for the U.S. Gulf Coast from Fort Mansfield Texas, to Cameron,...

2005-09-21 20:42:44

By Mark Babineck GALVESTON, Texas (Reuters) - Hurricane Rita strengthened on Wednesday into a powerful, intensely dangerous Category 5 storm as it headed toward the Texas coast and prompted evacuation orders for more than a million people. The storm had grown into the third most intense Atlantic hurricane on record as measured by internal pressure, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. A hurricane watch was issued for the U.S. Gulf Coast from Fort Mansfield Texas, to Cameron,...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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