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2008-11-07 09:05:00

A hurricane warning was posted Friday for the Cayman Islands as Hurricane Paloma strengthened and moved northward in the Caribbean. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Paloma was a Category 1 storm with sustained winds of 80 mph at 4 a.m. Forecasters warned strengthening was expected to reach Category 3 status with minimum winds of 111 mph by Saturday. The storm was centered about 110 miles south-southwest of Grand Cayman and about 255 miles west of Montego Bay, Jamaica. The...

2008-08-04 09:00:03

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The National Hurricane Center has issued a hurricane watch for the coast of western Louisiana and eastern Texas. The watch issued Sunday night means that hurricane conditions are possible from Tropical Storm Edouard within the next 24 hours from Intracoastal City to Port O'Connor, Texas. The fifth named storm of the 2008 hurricane season has sustained maximum winds of about 50 mph. (c) 2008 Deseret News (Salt Lake City). Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning....

2006-08-25 10:34:46

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The 2006 Atlantic hurricane season's fifth tropical depression continued to trek westward across the Caribbean early Friday and was expected to become a tropical storm later in the day, the National Hurricane Center said. An Air Force Reserve hurricane hunter aircraft was scheduled to investigate the depression in the afternoon. While NHC did not upgrade the system to Tropical Storm Ernesto in its latest update, it did say some strengthening was expected over the...

2005-10-16 23:46:26

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A tropical depression in the Caribbean Sea is expected to strengthen into a named storm later on Monday and could move into the oil-rich Gulf of Mexico by the end of the week, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. Tropical Depression 24, located roughly 155 miles southeast of Grand Cayman, is packing maximum sustained winds near 35 miles per hour (55 kmh), and is on a course that will put it in the southeastern Gulf of Mexico by Friday. But "steering...

2005-09-21 15:40:00

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hurricane Rita strengthened into a powerful Category 5 storm on Wednesday and was expected to hit the Texas coast later this week, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in its latest update. The storm, packing winds of 165 mph as of late Wednesday, was projected to make landfall early Saturday along the central Texas Gulf Coast after threatening oil and natural gas facilities in the region. The storm had already shut crude and natural gas production in the...

2005-07-19 19:11:56

By Alejandro Juarez MATAMOROS, Mexico (Reuters) - Thousands fled the coasts of Mexico and Texas on Tuesday as approaching Hurricane Emily lashed the border region with strong winds and rains after killing at least five people in the Caribbean. Emily packed winds of 125 mph (200 kph) and strengthened to a Category 3 hurricane, capable of destroying mobile homes and blowing over large trees, as it churned toward northeastern Mexico, where it was expected to make landfall overnight. "It is...

2005-07-19 18:17:06

By Alejandro Juarez MATAMOROS, Mexico (Reuters) - Thousands fled the coasts of Mexico and Texas on Tuesday as approaching Hurricane Emily lashed the border region with strong winds and rains after killing at least five people in the Caribbean. Emily grew to a Category 2 hurricane with winds of 100 mph (160 kph) and forecasters predicted it would beef up further to a Category 3 able to destroy mobile homes and blow over large trees before making landfall in northeastern Mexico overnight....

2005-07-18 15:59:51

By Tim Gaynor and Anahi Rama CANCUN, Mexico (Reuters) - Hurricane Emily slammed into Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula on Monday, where it smashed homes and halted oil exports before heading back to sea to gather strength for another landfall near the Texas border. Tens of thousands of locals and tourists rode out winds of 135 mph (215 kph) and torrential rain in shelters, although several people died in incidents indirectly caused by the powerful storm, which had killed five people in Jamaica....