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2005-07-10 18:02:12

By Marc Serota PENSACOLA, Fla. (Reuters) - Hurricane Dennis raced ashore on the U.S. Gulf Coast on Sunday with ferocious 120-mph (195 kph) winds and pounding waves that lashed an area still scarred by last year's storms. Dennis weakened before it made landfall from a powerful Category 4 hurricane on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale to a Category 3. Officials said the destruction left in the hurricane's wake might be limited somewhat because the storm is moving quickly through the...

2005-07-10 14:54:59

By Marc Serota PENSACOLA, Fla. (Reuters) - Hurricane Dennis slammed into the Gulf Coast on Sunday with ferocious winds and waves that threatened huge destruction in an area still bearing scars from last year's storms. The storm had weakened slightly since morning but still carried top winds of 120 mph (192 kph). The hurricane's eyewall, the intense part of the storm around its center, swept ashore around mid-afternoon just east of Pensacola in northwest Florida, the U.S. National...

2005-07-10 11:59:27

By Marc Serota PENSACOLA, Fla. (Reuters) - Hurricane Dennis thundered toward the U.S. Gulf Coast on Sunday with ferocious winds and waves that threatened potentially massive destruction in an area still bearing the scars of the last storm season. After killing 32 people in Cuba and Haiti in the Caribbean, Dennis roared northward in the Gulf of Mexico with 140 mph (226 kph) winds capable of shredding roofs, and a 10- to 15-foot (3 meter to 4.6 meter) storm surge that could swamp towns. By...

2005-07-10 09:39:04

By Michael Christie MIAMI (Reuters) - Hurricane Dennis thundered toward the U.S. Gulf Coast on Sunday with ferocious winds and waves that threatened potentially massive destruction in an area still bearing the scars of the last storm season. After killing 32 people in Cuba and Haiti in the Caribbean, Dennis roared northward in the Gulf of Mexico with 145 mph (230 kph) winds capable of stripping roofs of buildings, and a 10- to 15-foot (3 meter to 4.6 meter) storm surge that could swamp...

2005-07-09 20:31:23

By Jim Loney MIAMI (Reuters) - Authorities urged more than 1.2 million people to evacuate as a powerful and growing Hurricane Dennis closed in on low-lying coastal areas of northwestern Florida, Alabama and Mississippi on Saturday after killing at least 32 people in Cuba and Haiti. The hurricane had winds of 125 mph (201 kph) as it charged along a northwesterly track through the Gulf of Mexico that could take it to landfall on Sunday between Florida's northwestern panhandle and...

2005-07-09 15:39:34

By Frances Kerry MIAMI (Reuters) - Authorities urged more than a million people to evacuate as Hurricane Dennis closed in on low-lying coastal areas of northwestern Florida, Alabama and Mississippi on Saturday after killing at least 32 people in Cuba and Haiti. The storm was on a northwest track that could take it to landfall on Sunday between Florida's northwestern panhandle and Mississippi -- an area still recovering from a battering by Hurricane Ivan in September. Early on Saturday...

2005-07-09 08:32:06

By Anthony Boadle HAVANA (Reuters) - Deadly Hurricane Dennis left behind a battered Cuba with shattered houses, shredded power lines and debris-littered streets on Saturday and reintensified over the warm Gulf of Mexico after a Caribbean rampage that killed at least 32 people. Dennis weakened as it crossed Cuba from a ferocious 150 mph_(240 kph) hurricane to a 90 mph (144 kph) storm, but immediately regained some of its lost strength when it hit open water and skirted Key West, the popular...

2005-07-09 04:36:03

By Anthony Boadle HAVANA (Reuters) - Deadly Hurricane Dennis pummeled Havana into the early morning hours on Saturday, uprooting trees and leaving the city's 2.2 million people in darkness after earlier killing 32 people in southeastern Cuba and Haiti. The storm weakened as it crossed Cuba from a ferocious Category 4 hurricane on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale to a less severe Category 1, but its 110-mph (180 kph) winds still screamed through the deserted streets of the Cuban capital,...

2005-07-09 00:05:27

By Anthony Boadle HAVANA (Reuters) - Deadly Hurricane Dennis pummeled Havana into the early morning hours on Saturday, uprooting trees and leaving the city's 2.2 million people in darkness after earlier killing 32 people in southeastern Cuba and Haiti. The storm weakened as it crossed Cuba from a ferocious Category 4 hurricane on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale to a less severe Category 2, but its 110-mph (180 kph) winds still screamed through the deserted streets of the Cuban capital,...

2005-07-08 15:44:23

By Anthony Boadle HAVANA (Reuters) - Hurricane Dennis slammed into central Cuba on Friday after killing 18 people in Haiti and was on track for the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, where oil companies began evacuating workers from rigs. The storm, with 145-mph (235 kph) winds and driving rain, ripped up trees and downed electricity lines in the city of Cienfuegos as it roared across Cuba's south coast. Cienfuegos resident Jorge Martinez, contacted by telephone, said the howling wind was gaining...