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2009-05-13 17:47:00

Report finds significant improvements since Hurricane Katrina BOSTON, May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- GEI Consultants, Inc., a national water resources, geotechnical, environmental and ecological science and engineering firm, announced today that firm Principal R. Lee Wooten, P.E., a civil engineer with geotechnical concentration, recently co-lead a team of civil engineers to New Orleans, Louisiana to assess levee performance following Hurricane Gustav. Wooten was also the principal author of the...

2009-03-11 12:49:00

Receives EEI Awards for Responding to Gustav, Ike and Assisting Two Other Utilities NEW ORLEANS, March 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Entergy Corporation accepted two national awards Wednesday for its work restoring power after hurricanes Gustav and Ike and for helping two utilities recover from severe weather. It is the 11th consecutive year Entergy has received storm response awards from the Edison Electric Institute. Entergy received an EEI Emergency Recovery Award for restoring power to...

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2008-11-14 13:35:00

Experts say the 2008 Atlantic hurricane season may be best remembered as one of the worst in Cuba's history. Hurricanes Gustav, Ike and Paloma caused an estimated $10 billion damage in Cuba, where they damaged nearly half a million homes and flattened sugar cane and tobacco fields. As hurricane season nears its end on November 30, 16 cyclones have formed -- eight tropical storms and eight hurricanes -- making it the busiest Atlantic season since the record-breaker of 2005, which produced 28....

2008-09-02 18:00:00

By LIAM CHRISTOPHER HURRICANE Gustav crashed into a mainly-deserted US Gulf coast and delivered only a glancing blow to New Orleans as it weakened and headed inland. An estimated 2m people fled the state of Louisiana over the weekend as the hurricane prompted fears of death and destruction on a similar scale to that caused by Katrina three years ago. But "the storm of the century" lost much of its power as it landed south west of New Orleans, which resembled a virtual ghost town, and...

2008-09-01 09:00:03

From wire reports NEW ORLEANS With a historic evacuation of 1.9 million people from the Louisiana coast complete, gun-toting police and National Guardsmen stood watch as rain started to fall on this city's empty streets Sunday night - as the nation waited to see if Hurricane Gustav would be another Katrina. The storm was set to crash ashore midday today with frightful force, testing the three years of planning and rebuilding that followed Katrina's devastating blow to the Gulf Coast....

2008-09-01 09:00:02

By Stacey Plaisance and Becky Bohrer Associated Press NEW ORLEANS -- With a historic evacuation of nearly 2 million people from the Louisiana coast complete, gun-toting police and National Guardsmen stood watch as rain started to fall on this city's empty streets Sunday night -- and even presidential politics took a back seat as the nation waited to see if Hurricane Gustav would be another Katrina. The storm was set to crash ashore today with frightful force, testing the three years of...

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2008-08-29 15:47:21

Tropical Storm Gustav appears to be headed for the Gulf of Mexico on the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina's deadly strike on New Orleans. Experts say Gustav is likely to reach this current late Saturday. If the storm misses it or zips through the current, then Gustav probably won't be much of a name to remember. The Loop Current was a key stopover for nearly all the Gulf Coast killers of the past, including Katrina and Camille, said Florida International University professor Hugh...


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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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