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2005-10-29 10:44:28

By Cyntia Barrera Diaz PUERTO CABEZAS, Nicaragua (Reuters) - Hurricane Beta churned off Nicaragua's jungle coast on Saturday and hundreds of Miskito Indians in this sleepy port moved into shelters to escape its howling winds and pounding rains. Beta, the 23rd named hurricane of an unrelenting Atlantic-Caribbean season, the most active since record-keeping began more than 150 years ago, whipped up winds of 80 mph/130 kph as it inched toward Central America. Barefoot fishing families...

2005-10-29 04:14:39

By Cyntia Barrera Diaz PUERTO CABEZAS, Nicaragua (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Beta was upgraded to a hurricane on Saturday as it punished a small Caribbean island with fierce winds and hundreds of Miskito Indians streamed into shelters in a sleepy Nicaraguan port to escape exposed villages. Beta, the latest cyclone in a record-breaking season, whipped Colombia's Providencia island with winds nearing 80 mph (130 km/hr) as it inched its way toward Central America. The wind ripped roofs...

2005-10-29 01:28:56

By Cyntia Barrera Diaz PUERTO CABEZAS, Nicaragua (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Beta was upgraded to a hurricane on Saturday as it punished a small Caribbean island with fierce winds and hundreds of Miskito Indians streamed into shelters in a sleepy Nicaraguan port to escape exposed villages. Beta, the latest cyclone in a record-breaking season, whipped Colombia's Providencia island with winds nearing 75 mph (120 km/hr) as it inched its way toward Central America. The wind ripped roofs...

2005-10-28 23:16:12

By Cyntia Barrera Diaz PUERTO CABEZAS, Nicaragua (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Beta punished a small Caribbean island with fierce winds on Friday as hundreds of Miskito Indians streamed into shelters in a sleepy Nicaraguan port to escape exposed villages. Beta, the latest cyclone in a record-breaking season, whipped Colombia's Providencia island with winds nearing 70 mph (110 km/hr) as it inched its way toward Central America. The wind ripped roofs off homes on the island, which along...

2005-10-28 21:07:46

By Cyntia Barrera Diaz PUERTO CABEZAS, Nicaragua (Reuters) - Hundreds of Miskito Indians streamed into makeshift shelters in a sleepy Caribbean port on Friday as Nicaragua prepared for Tropical Storm Beta, the latest cyclone in a record breaking season. Speaking in the local Miskito language, barefooted fishing families carrying clothing in bags and furniture on their backs fled exposed coastal hamlets to seek protection in Puerto Cabezas, where schools doubled as storm shelters....

2005-10-28 15:18:39

By Cyntia Barrera Diaz PUERTO CABEZAS, Nicaragua (Reuters) - Fishermen set out along Nicaragua's Caribbean coast on Friday to evacuate villagers and rush them to shelters as Tropical Storm Beta loomed, the latest cyclone to threaten Central America. The hospital in the sleepy port of Puerto Cabezas stocked up with medicines for pneumonia in case slow-moving Beta cuts off the low-lying area with its strong winds and torrential rains. Beta whipped up winds of 65 mph (100 kph) and was...

2005-10-28 12:52:22

By Cyntia Barrera Diaz PUERTO CABEZAS, Nicaragua (Reuters) - Fishermen set out along Nicaragua's Caribbean coast on Friday to evacuate villagers and rush them to shelters as Tropical Storm Beta loomed, the latest storm to batter Central America. The hospital in the sleepy port of Puerto Cabezas stocked up with medicines for pneumonia in case slow-moving Beta cuts off the low-lying area with its strong winds and torrential rains. Beta whipped up winds of 65 mph (100 kph) and was...

2005-10-27 13:05:17

By Ivan Castro MANAGUA, Nicaragua (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Beta bore down on Caribbean islands off Nicaragua's jungle-clad coastline on Thursday and was forecast to bring heavy rains and flooding as it strengthens into a hurricane. Colombia's government issued a hurricane warning for its San Andres and Providencia islands near Nicaragua, once favored hideaways of British pirate Henry Morgan and expected to be the first places hit by the storm. Beta is expected to reach Nicaragua's...

2005-10-27 08:35:00

MIAMI (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Beta formed off the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua on Thursday and was forecast to strengthen into a hurricane and drench Central America with potentially flooding rain, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. Storm alerts were posted for the Nicaraguan coast and the adjacent islands. Forecasters said the storm could dump 15 inches of rain on western Panama, Costa Rica and Nicaragua, with isolated amounts up to 20 inches. At 8 a.m., Beta had top...

2005-07-18 23:44:46

By Anahi Rama and Tim Gaynor PUERTO AVENTURAS, Mexico (Reuters) - Hurricane Emily slammed into the Yucatan Peninsula on Monday, smashing hotels and homes in the main resort areas and halting all of Mexico's oil exports before heading back to sea for a new strike toward the U.S. border. Tens of thousands of locals and tourists along the popular "Maya Riviera" coastline of white beaches and blue-green seas rode out winds of 135 mph (215 kph) and torrential rain in makeshift shelters....


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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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