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2005-07-18 02:00:52

By Tim Gaynor and Anahi Rama CANCUN, Mexico (Reuters) - Hurricane Emily pounded Mexico's Caribbean beach resorts early on Monday, driving many tourists out of their fancy seafront hotels and into shelters to escape its destruction. Packing 135-mph (215-kph) winds, Emily knocked out power, toppled trees and whipped up huge waves at the popular resort of Cancun and along the "Maya Riviera," normally a playground of white beaches, aquatic parks and golf courses. Thousands of tourists cut...

2005-07-18 00:02:54

By Tim Gaynor and Anahi Rama CANCUN, Mexico (Reuters) - Hurricane Emily pounded Mexico's Caribbean coast on Sunday night and thousands of panicked tourists fled beach resorts or squeezed into shelters to escape its destructive winds and torrential rains. Packing 135-mph (215-kph) winds, Emily knocked out power and whipped up huge waves along the "Maya Riviera," normally a sun-blessed playground of huge hotels, aquatic parks and golf courses. Mexico shut down the majority of offshore wells...

2005-07-17 21:14:44

By Tim Gaynor and Anahi Rama CANCUN, Mexico (Reuters) - Hurricane Emily howled toward Mexico's Caribbean coast on Sunday packing 135 mph (215 kph) winds and torrential rain and causing panic in Cancun, where screaming tourists squeezed into musty shelters. Mexico shut down the majority of offshore wells in its most productive oil fields, and two ports that export crude were closed due to churning seas. Wind and rain pummeled palm trees and waves crashed on to beaches along the "Maya...

2005-07-17 14:32:42

By Tim Gaynor and Anahi Rama CANCUN, Mexico (Reuters) - Hurricane Emily howled toward Mexico's Caribbean coast on Sunday bearing 145 mph (235 kph) winds, pounding waves and torrential rain, and causing chaos in Cancun as tourists fled resorts in its path. As the breeze picked up and waves grew larger, business owners winced at the thought of what the storm could do to an economy that is one of Mexico's richest thanks to a year-round tourist influx. Locals, many of whom live in ramshackle...

2005-07-17 00:10:37

By Anahi Rama CANCUN, Mexico (Reuters) - Mexico was braced for one of its worst storms in years as violent Hurricane Emily howled toward popular Caribbean resorts around Cancun on Sunday, packing winds of up to 155 mph (250 kph). The second major hurricane of the season, arriving just days after Hurricane Dennis ripped through Cuba and Florida, Emily was due to pass over the tiny Cayman Islands early Sunday and smash into Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula during the evening. As it tore westward...

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 18:51:10

By Anahi Rama CANCUN, Mexico (Reuters) - Thousands of sun seekers abandoned the palm-fringed Caribbean beaches around Cancun, Mexico, on Saturday, and local fishermen fled for cover as powerful Hurricane Emily headed toward the coast. A Category 4 hurricane packing winds of 155 mph (250 kph), Emily was expected to hit Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula -- one of the world's most popular vacation spots -- late on Sunday after tearing past southern Jamaica on Saturday. Emily's power put it on the...

2005-07-16 18:19:43

By Anahi Rama CANCUN, Mexico (Reuters) - Hundreds of glum-faced sun-seekers abandoned the palm-fringed Caribbean beaches around Cancun, Mexico, on Saturday, and local fishermen fled for cover as powerful Hurricane Emily headed toward the coast. A violent Category 4 hurricane packing winds of 155 mph (250 kph), Emily was expected to hit Mexico's Yucatan peninsula -- one of the world's most popular vacation spots -- late on Sunday after tearing past southern Jamaica on Saturday. Emily's...

2005-07-16 14:21:09

By Horace Helps KINGSTON, Jamaica (Reuters) - Hurricane Emily roared past Jamaica's southern coast on Saturday, hammering the Caribbean island with torrential rains and pounding surf as Mexico began evacuations in anticipation of the storm's 155 mph winds. 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. Although Emily's raging core and worst winds stayed in the Caribbean Sea more than...

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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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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