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2005-10-30 23:25:27

By Cyntia Barrera Diaz PUERTO CABEZAS, Nicaragua (Reuters) - Hurricane Beta lashed Nicaragua's Caribbean coast on Sunday, destroying homes and toppling trees before losing steam overland, although its torrential rains still threatened mudslides and floods. The storm hit small villages along the coastline with winds of 110 mph (175 kph) and torrential rains. No deaths were reported but officials said a boat with 10 people aboard was missing from the remote coastal town of Puerto...

2005-10-30 17:09:42

By Cyntia Barrera Diaz PUERTO CABEZAS, Nicaragua (Reuters) - Hurricane Beta barreled into Nicaragua's Caribbean coast on Sunday and once inland lost steam to be downgraded to a tropical storm but its torrential rains still threatened mudslides and floods. After pinning thousands of people in flimsy shelters overnight, Beta churned over northern Nicaragua and dumped heavy rain over the Central American nation and neighboring Honduras and El Salvador. Packing winds of 65 mph 100 kph...

2005-10-30 11:22:37

By Cyntia Barrera Diaz PUERTO CABEZAS, Nicaragua (Reuters) - Hurricane Beta slammed into Nicaragua's Caribbean coast early on Sunday, its powerful winds and rains pinning thousands of people inside flimsy shelters and threatening mudslides. Beta lost some punch before making landfall and a late turn to the south spared the port of Puerto Cabezas from a direct hit. Once overland, it lost further steam but was still a strong Category 1 hurricane with winds of 90 mph (150 kph)....

2005-10-30 09:20:20

By Cyntia Barrera Diaz PUERTO CABEZAS, Nicaragua (Reuters) - Hurricane Beta slammed into Nicaragua's Caribbean coast early on Sunday, its powerful winds and rains pinning thousands of people inside flimsy shelters. Beta lost some punch before making landfall and a late turn to the south spared the town of Puerto Cabezas from a direct hit but it was still a powerful Category 2 hurricane with winds of 110 mph (175 kph) and torrential rains. In this normally sleepy fishing town in the...

2005-10-29 23:33:19

By Cyntia Barrera Diaz PUERTO CABEZAS, Nicaragua (Reuters) - Hurricane Beta gained strength and lashed Nicaragua's jungle coast on Saturday night, forcing thousands of Miskito Indians and other residents to race for shelter. Whipping up winds of 105 mph (160 kph), Beta was upgraded to a Category 2 hurricane and forecasters warned it could be even stronger by the time it hits land early on Sunday. With the storm already battering this normally sleepy fishing town, officials tried to...

2005-10-29 10:44:28

By Cyntia Barrera Diaz PUERTO CABEZAS, Nicaragua (Reuters) - Hurricane Beta churned off Nicaragua's jungle coast on Saturday and hundreds of Miskito Indians in this sleepy port moved into shelters to escape its howling winds and pounding rains. Beta, the 23rd named hurricane of an unrelenting Atlantic-Caribbean season, the most active since record-keeping began more than 150 years ago, whipped up winds of 80 mph/130 kph as it inched toward Central America. Barefoot fishing families...

2005-10-19 18:02:47

By Noel Randewich CANCUN, Mexico (Reuters) - Fishermen sailed their boats to safety, MTV canceled a major Latin music awards show and tourists tried to flee on Wednesday from Hurricane Wilma, a ferocious storm heading for Mexico's Caribbean coast. Described by meteorologists as potentially catastrophic, Wilma dumped rain on the Honduran coast and whipped up winds that briefly reached nearly 175 mph. Authorities began evacuating 10,000 people in the Mexican coastal state of Quintana...

2005-10-18 17:35:32

By Jane Sutton MIAMI (Reuters) - Hurricane Wilma drenched the Caribbean coast of Honduras on Tuesday and strengthened rapidly as the season's record-tying 21st storm headed toward the Gulf of Mexico on a path for storm-weary Florida. Wilma was expected to strengthen into a powerful Category 4 storm on the five-step scale of hurricane intensity, with winds over 130 mph (209 kph) by the time it crosses into the Gulf of Mexico on Friday. The U.S. National Hurricane Center's long-range...

2005-10-18 04:54:48

LONDON (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Wilma is likely to become a full-blown hurricane soon as it gathers strength in the Caribbean and aims at Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, Cuba and south Florida, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Tuesday. In the most active storm season for decades, vicious hurricanes have already battered the U.S. Gulf coast, killing many and halting much of the United States' oil industry. In Guatemala and El Salvador, Hurricane Stan caused floods and...

2005-10-16 14:08:29

By Eduardo Garcia PANABAJ, Guatemala (Reuters) - Doctors fear that overcrowding and septic water could lead to a rash of illness among survivors of a landslide that swept away their Maya Indian village this month. Thousands of people from Panabaj have crammed into churches and houses in the nearby village of Santiago and other towns while the government races to build temporary shelters. "The worst problem now is the risk of epidemics," Alfonso Verdu, coordinator of Doctors Without...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.