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2005-10-26 14:19:22

Corrects sentence in paragraph 11 to read " ...The remnants of Wilma faded over the Atlantic Ocean after lashing the U.S. northeast on Tuesday... " instead of "...Wilma was still a hurricane..." By Jim Loney MIAMI (Reuters) - Floridians lined up for gas, water, ice and money on Wednesday, and power crews worked to restore electricity to 5.5 million people as the state's most-populous region slowly recovered from Hurricane Wilma. Lights reappeared in many of the office towers in...

2005-10-26 14:26:30

By Jim Loney MIAMI (Reuters) - Floridians lined up for gas, water, ice and money on Wednesday, and power crews worked to restore electricity to 5.5 million people as the state's most-populous region slowly recovered from Hurricane Wilma. Lights reappeared in many of the office towers in downtown Miami and the city recalled employees to work, despite having no power at City Hall. But for many of the 5 million people in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach metropolitan area, life...

2005-10-24 20:56:51

By Michael Christie MIAMI (Reuters) - Hurricane Wilma swamped and pounded southern Florida on Monday, killing four as it shattered high-rise windows, uprooted trees, destroyed mobile homes and cut power to almost 7 million people. Risk assessment companies said the storm caused up to $10 billion in insured damages after smashing into southwest Florida as a surprisingly strong Category 3 hurricane, having fed on the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico after killing 17 people in a...

2005-10-24 06:52:36

By Laura Myers KEY WEST, Florida (Reuters) - Hurricane Wilma crashed ashore in southern Florida on Monday and roared across the Everglades toward the densely populated Miami area after slamming Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula and killing 17 people across the Caribbean. Once the most intense hurricane on record in the Atlantic, Wilma weakened after hammering Cancun and Cozumel for three days with punishing winds and rains, destroying homes and ruining luxury hotels but revved up as it...

2005-10-24 06:51:39

By Laura Myers KEY WEST, Florida (Reuters) - Hurricane Wilma crashed ashore in southern Florida on Monday and roared across the Everglades toward the densely populated Miami area after slamming Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula and killing 17 people across the Caribbean. Once the most intense hurricane on record in the Atlantic, Wilma weakened after hammering Cancun and Cozumel for three days with punishing winds and rains, destroying homes and ruining luxury hotels but revved up as it...

2005-09-20 09:46:00

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. housing starts dropped by a larger-than-expected 1.3 percent in August as a 9.4 percent slide in multifamily housing construction offset a slight increase in groundbreaking on single-family homes, a Commerce Department report showed on Tuesday. Hurricane Katrina, which hit the U.S. Gulf Coast at the end of August, had a minimal impact on the housing starts data, the Commerce Department said. It noted metro areas most affected by the hurricane accounted for...

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2005-09-15 13:39:17

WASHINGTON -- Hurricane Katrina has become the most destructive such storm ever to strike the United States, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday. Katrina's sustained winds reached 175 mph and its minimum central pressure dropped as low as 902 millibars - the fourth lowest on record for an Atlantic hurricane, NOAA's National Climatic Data Center reported. The storm weakened slightly before it reached landfall and had less powerful winds than Hurricane Camille,...

2005-09-09 13:09:36

By Crispian Balmer GULFPORT, Mississippi (Reuters) - Hurricane Katrina has set a new benchmark for storm devastation on the Mississippi coast, but the widespread destruction is not about to make the survivors re-build their homes any stronger. Katrina touched down on the U.S. shore with sustained winds of 150 mph and brought with it a storm surge that wrecked scores of communities, turning beachfront residential areas into little more than piles of kindling. "This hurricane...

2005-09-01 19:23:34

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Citing sensitivity over the real-life disaster unfolding on the U.S. Gulf Coast, broadcaster ABC has pulled its promotions for a drama series about a family coping with a fictional hurricane. ABC executives decided that hurricane references in promotions for "Invasion," set to premiere on September 21, might be upsetting or offensive to viewers because of the devastation wreaked by Hurricane Katrina, a network spokesman said on Thursday. "The promos were...

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2005-08-31 14:40:00

NEW YORK -- As Hurricane Katrina weakened on Wednesday after ripping through four Southern states, insurance companies began processing claims even as the full extent of the storm remained unclear. Death, destruction and chaos wracked the U.S. Gulf Coast in the wake of Katrina, which could go down as the costliest storm in the nation's history. New Orleans was filling up with water, while Mississippi officials confirmed that at least 100 people had died in the hurricane and said the...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'