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2005-07-15 23:17:43

By Horace Helps KINGSTON, Jamaica (Reuters) - Jamaica evacuated its old pirate town, Port Royal, and other flood-prone coastal areas on Friday as Hurricane Emily drew closer, the second hurricane to threaten the Caribbean island in 10 days. The government ordered thousands of people evacuated from homes to schools and churches as a safety precaution, many of them from Portmore, a city of 300,000 about 7 miles west of Kingston, which routinely floods. The small settlement of Port Royal, a...

2005-07-15 16:18:39

By Horace Helps KINGSTON, Jamaica (Reuters) - Jamaica evacuated its old pirate town, Port Royal, and other flood-prone coastal areas on Friday as Hurricane Emily drew closer, the second hurricane to threaten the Caribbean island in 10 days. The government ordered thousands of people evacuated from homes to schools and churches as a safety precaution, many of them from Portmore, a city of 300,000 about 7 miles west of Kingston, which routinely floods. The small settlement of Port Royal, a...

2005-07-15 10:40:00

By Horace Helps KINGSTON, Jamaica (Reuters) - For the second time in 10 days, Jamaica battened down on Friday for a strong hurricane as Emily raced across the Caribbean Sea and revved up into a threatening 125 mph (200 kph) storm. Jamaican authorities told the island's 2.6 million people to make hurricane preparations and drew up plans to use buses and other public transportation to evacuate residents from flood-prone lowlands. Hurricane Dennis killed one person when it struck Jamaica on...

2005-07-15 10:27:54

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hurricane Emily weakened a little but is still a dangerous storm churning toward the central Caribbean Sea and Jamaica with maximum sustained winds near 125 miles per hour, the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said in an advisory on Friday. Earlier Friday morning, the NHC said Emily was a Category 4 storm packing maximum sustained winds of 135 mph. The storm, now a Category 3 hurricane, was located about 465 miles east-southeast of Kingston, Jamaica, as of 11...

2005-07-15 07:28:28

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Dangerous Hurricane Emily, a powerful Category 4 storm, kept churning toward the central Caribbean Sea and Jamaica with maximum sustained winds of nearly 135 miles per hour, the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said in an advisory on Friday. However, it said satellite images suggest Emily may have weakened a little during the past few hours, and a reconnaissance plane will check the intensity shortly. As of 8 a.m. EDT (1200 GMT), Emily was moving west-northwest...

2005-07-15 07:15:29

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hurricane Emily increased to a powerful Category 4 storm a it churned toward the central Caribbean Sea and Jamaica with maximum sustained winds near 135 miles per hour, the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Friday. As of 5 a.m. EDT (0900 GMT), Emily, which was moving west-northwest at nearly 20 mph, was located about 385 miles south-southeast of Port au Prince, Haiti, and about 580 miles east-southeast of Kingston, Jamaica. On its forecast track, the center...

2005-07-14 16:46:12

By Linda Hutchinson-Jafar PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (Reuters) - Growing Hurricane Emily battered houses and flooded roads in Grenada and Trinidad and Tobago on Thursday as it streaked into the southeastern Caribbean Sea with 100 mph (160 kph) winds. Emily blossomed into a dangerous Category 3 hurricane on the five-step hurricane scale and forecasters said it could strengthen as it charges toward Mexico's Yucatan peninsula. Devastated by Hurricane Ivan last September, the tiny spice island...

2005-07-14 10:09:25

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (Reuters) - Two houses collapsed and a dozen lost roofs as Hurricane Emily ripped past Trinidad and Tobago on Thursday, where it flooded roads, toppled trees and knocked out power. The growing storm, with 90 mph (145 kph) winds, also pounded nearby Grenada, where residents were still trying to rebuild from the devastation of Hurricane Ivan last September. In energy-rich Trinidad and Tobago, rivers in the capital, Port of Spain, and in central Trinidad, broke their...

2005-07-13 22:45:34

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (Reuters) - The fifth storm of the Atlantic hurricane season grew into a hurricane on Wednesday as it churned through the Windward Islands of the eastern Caribbean. Emily's sustained winds hit 90 mph (144 kph) as it approached Grenada and St. Vincent and the Grenadines and threatened Venezuela and the Netherlands Antilles. At 11 p.m. EDT on Wednesday (0300 GMT on Thursday), the center of Hurricane Emily was about 45 miles east-southeast of Grenada and moving to the...

2005-07-13 11:15:35

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (Reuters) - Barbados prepared for a close encounter with Tropical Storm Emily on Wednesday as residents stocked up on supplies and the government opened emergency shelters and closed offices. The fifth storm of the Atlantic hurricane season hurtled toward the Windward Islands of the eastern Caribbean, prompting storm warnings from Venezuela on the south to the French island of Martinique on the north. Emily had 60 mph (97 kph) sustained winds and could grow to...


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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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cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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