Latest Hurricane Dean Stories
By WILL WEISSERT By Will Weissert The Associated Press CAMAGUEY, Cuba Hurricane Ike roared into Cuba on Sunday after destroying houses and crops on low-lying islands and worsening floods in Haiti that have already killed more than 300 people.
Planes shuttled tourists from island resorts in a desperate airlift Monday as Hurricane Felix bore down on Honduras and Belize.
By MARK STEVENSON UH-MAY, Mexico - Thousands of Mayan Indians lost homes as Hurricane Dean blew through the Yucatan peninsula, but their real wealth was the trees, now scattered and broken in the storm's wake.
Hurricane Dean plowed into the Caribbean coast of Mexico on Tuesday as a roaring Category 5 hurricane, heading for the ancient ruins and modern oil installations of the Yucatan Peninsula.
Hours after getting jolted by a moderate earthquake, residents of Hawaii's Big Island holed up for a different force of nature Tuesday: Hurricane Flossie, expected to deliver up to 10 inches of rain, waves as high as 25 feet and strong winds in a powerful but glancing blow.
MIAMI (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Chris, the third of the hurricane season, formed on Tuesday in the Atlantic Ocean east of the Leeward Islands, prompting storm alerts for some of the small northeastern Caribbean islands and Puerto Rico.
By Horace Helps KINGSTON, Jamaica (Reuters) - Hurricane Emily, carrying top winds of up to 155 mph (248 kph), roared past Jamaica on Saturday, hammering the Caribbean island with torrential rains and headed for the popular vacation resorts on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.
By Horace Helps KINGSTON, Jamaica (Reuters) - Thousands of Jamaicans took refuge in schools and churches on Saturday and troops patrolled the streets for looters as dangerous Hurricane Emily roared toward the Caribbean island.
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