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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....

2005-07-19 13:44:45

By Alejandro Juarez MATAMOROS, Mexico (Reuters) - Mexican fishermen and tourists in southern Texas fled on Tuesday from Hurricane Emily, which was spinning toward the border after killing five people in Jamaica and smashing Mexico's Caribbean resorts. Emily was a weak Category 1 hurricane with winds of 95 mph (152 kph) but forecasters said it would recover some of its earlier power as it headed northwest across the Gulf of Mexico. "It is passing over warm waters and that increases the...

2005-07-19 07:52:57

MONTERREY, Mexico (Reuters) - Hurricane Emily churned through the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday and was expected to gain power before slamming into the U.S.-Mexico border area. Emily was a Category 1 hurricane with sustained winds of 90 mph (150 kph) in the morning but forecasters said it would recover some of its earlier power before hitting the border area on Wednesday morning. "Strengthening is expected during the next 24 hours and Emily could become a major Category 3 hurricane before...

2005-07-19 07:20:58

NEW YORK (Reuters) - After weakening Monday as it moved across Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, Hurricane Emily continued to get better organized on Tuesday as it entered warmer waters in the western Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said. As of 8 a.m. EDT (1200 GMT), Emily, which was still a Category 1 storm with maximum sustained winds near 90 mph, was located about 265 miles southeast of Brownsville, Texas. The forecast track for Emily still had the storm making...

2005-07-18 23:44:46

By Anahi Rama and Tim Gaynor PUERTO AVENTURAS, Mexico (Reuters) - Hurricane Emily slammed into the Yucatan Peninsula on Monday, smashing hotels and homes in the main resort areas and halting all of Mexico's oil exports before heading back to sea for a new strike toward the U.S. border. Tens of thousands of locals and tourists along the popular "Maya Riviera" coastline of white beaches and blue-green seas rode out winds of 135 mph (215 kph) and torrential rain in makeshift shelters....

2005-07-18 17:41:48

By Anahi Rama and Tim Gaynor PUERTO AVENTURAS, Mexico (Reuters) - Hurricane Emily slammed into the Yucatan Peninsula on Monday, smashing hotels and homes in the main resort areas and halting all of Mexico's oil exports before heading back to sea for a new strike toward the U.S. border. Tens of thousands of locals and tourists along the popular "Maya Riviera" coastline of white beaches and blue-green seas rode out winds of 135 mph (215 kph) and torrential rain in makeshift shelters,...

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....

2005-07-18 11:20:19

By Tim Gaynor and Anahi Rama CANCUN, Mexico (Reuters) - Mexico's Caribbean beach resorts escaped almost unscathed on Monday from Hurricane Emily, which blew down trees and cut power but nothing more serious. Cozumel island, a popular diving destination, took the hardest hit. The storm uprooted trees and smashed windows of homes and businesses. "The danger has passed ... the worst is over," said Felix Gonzalez, the governor of Quintana Roo state, home to Mexico's Caribbean resorts. Mexico...

2005-07-18 05:42:53

By Tim Gaynor and Anahi Rama CANCUN, Mexico (Reuters) - Hurricane Emily battered Mexico's Caribbean beach resorts on Monday, forcing thousands of tourists out of fancy seafront hotels and into crowded shelters to escape its destruction. Emily knocked out power lines, blew down trees and whipped up dangerous waves at the popular resort of Cancun and along the "Maya Riviera," normally a vacation playground of long, white beaches and calm seas. There were no early reports of injury or...


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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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