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2009-04-03 09:00:00

In 2008, residents of Hispaniola experienced one of their worst hurricane seasons in recent memory. Hispaniola, the Caribbean island containing Haiti and the Dominican Republic, is located directly within the hurricane belt, and was pummeled by five tropical cyclones last year: Fay, Gustav, Hanna, Ike, and low over the Dominican Republic on Sept. 24 what would become Kyle after moving north. More than 800 people were reported dead or missing from these storms. Haiti occupies the western third...

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2006-05-04 08:00:00

By Anthony Boadle HAVANA -- Small Caribbean and Central American countries have suffered devastation and thousands of deaths from increasingly frequent hurricanes, and forecasters predict another rough season this year for the region and its tourist resorts. International relief agencies warn poor countries are not prepared to cope with the disasters and say deaths will continue to rise. A record-breaking 2005 Atlantic hurricane season brought 28 tropical storms, 15 of which became full-blown...

2006-03-03 08:55:18

By Jim Loney GONAIVES, Haiti (Reuters) - Along the banks of Haiti's now bone-dry La Quinte river, tiny concrete-block homes have replaced mud huts swept away by Tropical Storm Jeanne's floods 17 months ago. But the memories and the fears remain. "The water was so high it killed some people over by the mango tree," said Rosemene Ullysee Assad, who lives about 50 yards from the La Quinte river bed. "It was up to the top of the house and we were all in the tree, 10 or 15 people in the...

2005-10-24 16:52:13

By Joseph Guyler Delva PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Reuters) - At least 11 people were killed in Haiti when record-breaking Tropical Storm Alpha brought torrential rain to the impoverished Caribbean country, officials and witnesses said on Monday. The director of Haiti's Civil Protection Office, Alta Jean-Baptiste, said 8 people were killed on Sunday across the country. Another three people were carried away by floodwaters that suddenly roared through the dry bed of the Riviere Froide...

2005-10-22 16:27:54

MIAMI (Reuters) - A record-breaking 22nd named tropical storm formed in the Caribbean on Saturday and could bring life-threatening floods and mudslides to Haiti and the Dominican Republic, the U.S National Hurricane Center said. The storm was called Tropical Storm Alpha, the first time the hurricane center has resorted to using the Greek alphabet since it began naming tropical cyclones in 1953. The 2005 hurricane season has had so many storms that all the storm names preassigned for...


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2012-06-15 02:30:39

As of 2:30pm Friday afternoon an area of disturbed weather has intensified in coverage over the Northeast Gulf of Mexico. At this time the NHC has given the area a 0% of development. As it continues to track westward across the Gulf of Mexico it will bring increased winds/seas and heavy precipitation to the area. Severe weather also can’t be ruled out with this system as it continues westward over the next couple of days. Places that are going to be impacted with increased seas will be any...

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