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2005-09-24 08:34:53

By Erwin Seba GALVESTON, Texas (Reuters) - Hurricane Rita slammed into the oil-rich swamplands of the Texas-Louisiana border on Saturday with 100 mph winds and punishing rains that threatened widespread flooding. The one-time monster storm lost some of its steam before rumbling in from the Gulf of Mexico, weakening to a Category 2 storm at 8 a.m. EDT, but it still packed enough punch to cause widespread damage. Officials across the region said the high winds had toppled trees,...

2005-09-24 06:44:42

(Recasts, adds quotes, details) By Erwin Seba GALVESTON, Texas, Sept 24 (Reuters - Hurricane Rita slammed into the oil-rich swamplands of the Texas-Louisiana border on Saturday with 120 mph (193 kph) winds and punishing rains that threatened widespread flooding. The one-time monster storm lost some of its steam before rumbling in from the Gulf of Mexico, but still packed enough punch to cause widespread damage. Officials across the region said the high winds had toppled trees,...

2005-09-24 03:47:12

By Erwin Seba GALVESTON, Texas (Reuters) - Hurricane Rita roared in from the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday, striking refinery row in Texas and Louisiana with 120 mph (193 kmh) winds and torrential rains. its moorings in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and caused power outages across the region as it came ashore near the Texas-Louisiana border. A spectacular fire engulfed three buildings in Galveston's historic downtown and another building collapsed in the same area as Rita raked the island...

2005-09-23 12:09:57

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas expects catastrophic damage from Hurricane Rita, including the flooding of the entire coastal city of Port Arthur, a senior state official said on Friday. Speaking as the first winds of the massive storm were felt along the Gulf of Mexico coast, Jack Colley, the director of the Texas Division of Emergency Management, told reporters an estimated 5.2 million Texans would be affected, 6,000 homes would be destroyed and 16,000 people made homeless. The...

2005-09-23 12:00:01

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas expects catastrophic damage from Hurricane Rita, including the flooding of the entire coastal city of Port Arthur, a senior state official said on Friday. Speaking as the first winds of the massive storm were felt along the Gulf of Mexico coast, Jack Colley, the director of the Texas Division of Emergency Management, told reporters an estimated 5.2 million Texans would be affected, 6,000 homes would be destroyed and 16,000 people made homeless. The...

2005-09-23 10:53:45

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas expects catastrophic damage from Hurricane Rita, including the flooding of the entire coastal city of Port Arthur, a senior state official said on Friday. Speaking as the first winds of the massive storm were felt along the Gulf of Mexico coast, Jack Colley, the director of the Texas Division of Emergency Management, told reporters an estimated 5.2 million Texans would be affected, 6,000 homes would be destroyed and 16,000 people made homeless. The...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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