Latest Hurricane Isidore Stories

2011-04-27 10:30:00

Weather Services International (WSI) predicts 15 named storms this season, with 8 becoming hurricanes and at least 4 of them a category 3 or greater in strength on the five-level Saffir-Simpson scale. Major hurricanes with winds of 111 mph or more pose the greatest risk to gas and oil platforms. These powerful storms are able to uproot trees, crush poorly built houses and cause widespread power outages, according to the National Hurricane Center. A leading private forecaster says that...

2008-09-09 12:00:04

Text of report by Caribbean Media Corporation news agency website on 9 September Havana, Cuba: At least four people were killed as a weakening Hurricane Ike Tuesday closed in on the western province of Pinar del Rio with heavy winds and persistent rains. Cuban officials said they had cut off electricity and gas services in most of Havana to prevent "accidents and human losses". The official Cuban News Agency, Prensa Latina, said that most streets were empty and the traffic had been...

2006-08-25 16:03:05

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The 2006 Atlantic hurricane season's fifth named storm, Ernesto, formed late on Friday in the eastern Caribbean Sea, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in its latest storm update. The storm was forecast to reach the Gulf of Mexico early on Wednesday and could threaten oil and gas production that has not yet fully recovered from last year's hurricanes. As of 5 p.m. EDT (2100 GMT), Ernesto was located about 300 miles south-southwest of San Juan, Puerto Rico,...

2005-10-17 01:12:02

SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - Another hurricane in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico would affect the recovery underway from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, industry executives led by ConocoPhillips Chairman James Mulva said on Sunday. A tropical depression forming on Sunday 155 miles southeast of Grand Cayman Island was expected to become a tropical storm or hurricane in the Gulf later in the week, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center. "Obviously, the United States we don't need another...

2005-10-16 23:46:26

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A tropical depression in the Caribbean Sea is expected to strengthen into a named storm later on Monday and could move into the oil-rich Gulf of Mexico by the end of the week, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. Tropical Depression 24, located roughly 155 miles southeast of Grand Cayman, is packing maximum sustained winds near 35 miles per hour (55 kmh), and is on a course that will put it in the southeastern Gulf of Mexico by Friday. But "steering...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'