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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...

2005-07-14 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...

2005-07-12 16:55:28

MIAMI (Reuters) - Hurricane alerts were issued on Tuesday for some small eastern Caribbean islands as Tropical Storm Emily raced across the Atlantic Ocean. Residents of Barbados, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Lucia and Grenada, which was devastated by Hurricane Ivan last year, were told they could face hurricane conditions within 24 hours. The government of energy-rich Trinidad and Tobago issued a tropical storm warning for the island of Tobago. France cautioned residents of...

2005-07-12 11:21:01

MIAMI (Reuters) - Hurricane alerts were issued on Tuesday for some of the small islands of the eastern Caribbean as Tropical Storm Emily raced across the Atlantic Ocean. Residents of Barbados, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Lucia and Grenada, which was devastated by Hurricane Ivan last year, were told they could be facing hurricane conditions within 36 hours. The government of energy-rich Trinidad and Tobago issued a tropical storm watch for the island of Tobago. Emily, the fifth...

2005-07-11 10:24:32

By Marc Serota PENSACOLA, Fla. (Reuters) - Relief crews fanned out over northwest Florida on Monday to gauge the misery and debris strewn anew by Hurricane Dennis on a region still recovering from a devastating hurricane last year. Dennis hurtled ashore with 120-mph (190-kph) winds on Sunday, swamping homes, ripping off roofs, felling power lines and contributing to at least three deaths. It caused $1 billion to $2.5 billion of damage to insured property, according to initial estimates...

2005-07-10 23:17:38

By Marc Serota PENSACOLA, Fla. (Reuters) - Hurricane Dennis swamped homes, ripped off roofs and felled power lines and trees when it hurtled into northwest Florida on Sunday with 120-mph (190-kph) winds, strewing debris anew over an area recovering from a devastating storm last year. But despite fears among coastal residents of a repeat of the widespread damage from September's Hurricane Ivan, the hurricane delivered a less punishing blow. "We dodged the bullet on the most part although...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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