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2005-10-20 21:18:43

By Noel Randewich CANCUN, Mexico (Reuters) - Roaring waves pounded Mexican beach resorts on Thursday and thousands of tourists were evacuated to escape the wrath of Hurricane Wilma, which gathered strength in the Caribbean on its way to Florida. Cuba evacuated 220,000 people and residents of southern Florida stocked up on drinking water and gas to prepare for Wilma, which spun off the coasts of Mexico and Belize packing winds of about 150 mph (240 kph). Described by forecasters as...

2005-10-20 18:26:35

By Noel Randewich CANCUN, Mexico (Reuters) - Roaring waves pounded Mexican beach resorts on Thursday and thousands of tourists were evacuated to escape the wrath of Hurricane Wilma, which gathered strength in the Caribbean on its way to Florida. Cuba evacuated 220,000 people and residents of southern Florida stocked up on drinking water and gas to prepare for Wilma, which spun off the coasts of Mexico and Belize packing winds of around 150 mph (240 kph). Described by forecasters as...

2005-10-20 17:14:32

By Noel Randewich CANCUN, Mexico (Reuters) - Roaring waves pounded Mexican beach resorts on Thursday and thousands of tourists were evacuated to escape the wrath of Hurricane Wilma, which gathered strength in the Caribbean on its way to Florida. Cuba evacuated 220,000 people and residents of southern Florida stocked up on drinking water and gas to prepare for Wilma, which spun off the coasts of Mexico and Belize packing winds of around 150 mph (240 kph). Described by forecasters as...

2005-10-20 15:23:27

By Noel Randewich CANCUN, Mexico (Reuters) - Roaring waves pounded Mexican beach resorts on Thursday and thousands of tourists were ready to be evacuated as powerful Hurricane Wilma plowed through the Caribbean on its way to Florida. Cuba evacuated 100,000 people and residents of southern Florida stocked up on drinking water and gas to prepare for Wilma, which spun off the coasts of Mexico and Belize packing winds of around 145 mph (230 kph). Described by forecasters as extremely...

2005-10-20 15:16:12

By Noel Randewich CANCUN, Mexico (Reuters) - Roaring waves pounded Mexican beach resorts on Thursday and thousands of tourists were ready to be evacuated as powerful Hurricane Wilma plowed through the Caribbean on its way to Florida. Cuba evacuated 100,000 people and residents of southern Florida stocked up on drinking water and gas to prepare for Wilma, which spun off the coasts of Mexico and Belize packing winds of around 145 mph (230 kph). Described by forecasters as extremely...

2005-10-19 18:02:47

By Noel Randewich CANCUN, Mexico (Reuters) - Fishermen sailed their boats to safety, MTV canceled a major Latin music awards show and tourists tried to flee on Wednesday from Hurricane Wilma, a ferocious storm heading for Mexico's Caribbean coast. Described by meteorologists as potentially catastrophic, Wilma dumped rain on the Honduran coast and whipped up winds that briefly reached nearly 175 mph. Authorities began evacuating 10,000 people in the Mexican coastal state of Quintana...

2005-09-15 20:35:43

By Gene Cherry RALEIGH, North Carolina (Reuters) - Hurricane Ophelia weakened into a tropical storm on Thursday after pounding the U.S. east coast for two days and deluging parts of the North Carolina state with as much as 17 inches of rain. Ophelia was the first hurricane to hit the United States since the far more powerful Katrina killed hundreds on the U.S. Gulf Coast and displaced 1 million people in late August. Its top winds dropped to 70 mph (112 kph) on Thursday, down from...

2005-07-20 16:54:06

By Noel Randewich SAN FERNANDO, Mexico (Reuters) - Hurricane Emily pounded the Gulf Coast along the U.S.-Mexico border on Wednesday, driving thousands of Mexicans from their homes and knocking out power in south Texas before weakening to a tropical storm. The eye of the hurricane hit the Mexican coast about 75 miles south of the U.S.-Mexico border as a Category 3 hurricane with powerful winds of 125 mph (200 kph). A Category 3 storm can cause extensive damage. Residents along the coast...

2005-07-20 07:44:23

By Noel Randewich SOTO LA MARINA, Mexico (Reuters) - Hurricane Emily slammed into northeastern Mexico and the U.S. border area on Wednesday, forcing thousands of people to run for cover and threatening dangerous mudslides. The eye of the hurricane hit the Mexican coast about 75 miles south of the U.S.-Mexico border as a Category 3 hurricane packing winds of 125 mph (200 kph). Powerful winds and heavy rains spread out along the coast. Residents boarded up their homes and businesses and...

2005-07-19 23:11:45

By Noel Randewich SOTO LA MARINA, Mexico (Reuters) - Thousands fled for shelter around the Mexico-Texas border on Tuesday night as approaching Hurricane Emily lashed the coast with strong winds and rain 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 set to make landfall early on...


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2012-05-22 10:04:25

Location A: This is known as the Eye or the center of the Hurricane/Typhoon/Cyclone. This region is highlighted by the potential for calm winds and also the fact that it’s possible to see the sun or moon during the night. It also gives people false sense that the storm may be done, when in fact it is only at the half way point. Location B: This region is known as feeder bands that outline the center of the storm. In this region you will see very strong winds and also tornadoes and heavy...

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monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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