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2010-09-03 09:05:45

Hurricane Earl lashed the North Carolina coast last night and this morning, September 3, and is now headed for Cape Cod, Massachusetts. This morning's image from the GOES-13 satellite saw Hurricane Earl's clouds covering most of the northeastern U.S. The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite known as GOES-13 captured an image of Hurricane Earl at 7:32 a.m. EDT this morning, September 3. The image clearly showed a huge Hurricane Earl northeast of North Carolina with cloud cover...

2006-08-27 20:18:02

By Anthony Boadle HAVANA (Reuters) - Hurricane Ernesto weakened to a tropical storm as it pounded Haiti with torrential rains on Sunday, but forecasters said it could regain hurricane strength over open sea before barreling across eastern Cuba on track for the Florida Keys. Florida declared a state of emergency and ordered tourists out of the vulnerable Keys as Ernesto brought a reminder of the perils of the Atlantic hurricane season almost a year to the day since Hurricane Katrina...

2006-08-27 17:09:11

By Jim Loney MIAMI (Reuters) - Hurricane Ernesto weakened to a tropical storm as it hammered flood-prone Haiti on Sunday and Florida and Cuba started evacuations as the storm headed for the Gulf of Mexico a year after Hurricane Katrina swamped New Orleans. Forecasters downgraded Ernesto when its sustained winds slowed from 75 miles per hour (120 km per hour) to less than 60 mph (97 kph) per hour as mountainous terrain in southern Haiti disrupted the storm. But officials in the...

2006-08-24 09:05:00

By Jim Loney MIAMI -- With solid concrete walls and roofs and laminated glass windows protected by storm shutters, a house can be built to withstand nearly any hurricane. But very few are. Even in the most vulnerable U.S. coastal areas, virtually no one builds homes or buildings to survive a Category 5 hurricane -- a monster storm with winds higher than 155 miles per hour (250 km per hour) that can crush ordinary houses. It costs too much. "There's a cost associated with every degree of wind...

2005-10-23 20:00:00

By Laura Myers KEY WEST, Florida (Reuters) - Hurricane Wilma strengthened as it raced toward Florida on Sunday after devastating Mexico's Caribbean resorts with floods and wild winds that smashed thousands of homes and killed seven people. While Florida residents awaited battering winds and surging seas, dazed tourists waded through a knee-deep flood in Mexico's beach resort Cancun to seek food and water after three nights in shelters without electricity. At one point the most...

2005-10-23 17:17:45

By Laura Myers KEY WEST, Florida (Reuters) - Hurricane Wilma strengthened as it raced toward Florida on Sunday after devastating Mexico's Caribbean resorts with floods and wild winds that smashed thousands of homes and killed seven people. While Florida residents hunkered down for battering winds and a surge of sea water, dazed tourists waded through knee-deep water in Mexico's beach resort Cancun to seek food and water after three nights in shelters without electricity. At one...

2005-10-23 11:23:17

By Noel Randewich CANCUN, Mexico (Reuters) - Hurricane Wilma bore down on Florida on Sunday after devastating Mexico's Caribbean resorts with flood water and wild winds that smashed thousands of homes and killed at least seven people. Dazed tourists waded through knee-deep water in the streets of Cancun, one of the world's top beach spots, to seek food and water after three nights in damp shelters without electricity. "People are starting to get sick. Some of the elderly people are...

2005-10-23 09:48:49

By Noel Randewich CANCUN, Mexico (Reuters) - Mexico's Caribbean beach resorts were knee-deep in water and strewn with debris on Sunday after Hurricane Wilma roared through, smashing homes and killing at least seven people before taking aim at Florida. Relentless howling winds and torrential rain left famed seaside towns badly flooded, and thousands of sullen tourists looked for a way out after three nights in dark, stuffy refuges with no light or running water. Homes, hotels and...

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2005-10-21 08:09:55

MIAMI -- In the time Max Mayfield has been at the National Hurricane Center, the forecasting of killer storms has gone from flying kites to satellites and computer models to help pinpoint the ferocity and landfall of storms. But Wilma has confounded the experts. Simply put, models take information from satellites, aircraft flights, ships, buoys, water temperatures, winds at different levels and other sources to try to determine where a hurricane will go and how strong it will get. Using those...

2005-06-28 17:33:06

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- New Florida homes withstood last year's four hurricanes better than their older counterparts -- thanks in large measure to continued improvements in the state's hurricane building code, say University of Florida engineers. UF engineering researchers have completed one of the most extensive studies of how homes built before and after Florida's latest building code held up against Charley, Frances, Jeanne and Ivan. Their conclusion: Homes built under the Florida Building...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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