Latest Hurricane Dean Stories

2008-09-08 09:00:04

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. With Ike forecast to sweep the length of Cuba and possibly hit Havana head-on, hundreds of thousands of Cubans evacuated to shelters or higher ground. To the north, residents of the Florida Keys fled up a narrow highway, fearful that the...

2007-09-03 21:00:00

By ESTEBAN FELIX SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras - Planes shuttled tourists from island resorts in a desperate airlift Monday as Hurricane Felix bore down on Honduras and Belize. But thousands of Miskito Indians were stranded along a swampy coastline where the Category 4 storm was expected to make landfall. Grupo Taca Airlines provided special free flights to the mainland, quickly touching down and taking off again to scoop up more tourists. Some 1,000 people were evacuated from the Honduran...

2007-08-23 18:13:10

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. Village after village is carpeted with fallen mangoes, oranges, guanabanas and mameys that will never be harvested. Mexico's Mayan communities have survived centuries of oppression, expulsion from valuable land along the Caribbean coast, and many damaging storms. But they say no...

2007-08-21 06:55:00

TULUM, Mexico -- 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. The eye of the storm made landfall about 4:30 a.m. EDT near Majahual, a popular port with cruise liners located about 40 miles east-northeast of Chetumal and the Belize border, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center. Dean packed winds near 165 mph and was moving west-northwest near...

2007-08-14 22:55:00

SOUTH POINT, Hawaii - 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. Schools and many businesses closed and shelters opened in anticipation of the hurricane, which was downgraded to a Category 2 with top sustained winds of 105 mph. The eye of the storm passed within 85...

2006-08-01 16:43:25

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. Chris, with maximum sustained winds of about 60 mph (97 kph), was about 55 miles northeast of Antigua at 5 p.m. EDT (2100 GMT), the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said. The hurricane center said the storm, which had strengthened significantly...

2005-07-16 19:55:34

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. Emily's power was on the verge of making it a rare Category 5 storm on the five-step scale of hurricane intensity, one capable of destroying buildings. On its current track, the hurricane would slam into the palm-fringed...

2005-07-16 08:17:22

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. Emily's top winds reached 140 mph (225 kph), making it a Category 4 storm on the five-stage hurricane scale, capable of causing major damage to buildings. The storm was expected to move within about 60 miles of Jamaica's south coast later in the day, likely meaning...

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