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2008-09-08 09:42:36

The development and path of Hurricane Gustav is shown via a sequence of satellite images acquired by Envisat's Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS) instrument on 25 August, 28 August, 30 August and 1 September 2008 (from right to left). Gustav formed on 25 August 2008 some 400 km southeast of Port-au-Prince, Haiti (seen above far right image), when a tropical wave developed curved bands and an upper level eye feature (visible), causing the U.S. National Hurricane Center to designate...

2008-08-27 21:00:17

At least 22 people died in severe flooding and landslides triggered when Hurricane Gustav hit Haiti and the Dominican Republic, officials said Wednesday. The tropical storm that became a Category 1 hurricane in less than 14 hours in the Caribbean Monday hit Haiti's southern coast Tuesday morning, bringing torrential rains. Haitian radio and CNN reported the swaths of water cut one village in two, as U.S. forecasters in Miami warned of 12 inches of rain with double that possible in isolated...

2008-08-27 18:00:22

Haitian officials said Wednesday at least 11 people had been killed after Hurricane Gustav's landfall triggered flooding and landslides. The tropical storm that became a Category 1 hurricane in less than 14 hours in the Caribbean Monday hit Haiti's southern coast Tuesday morning, bringing torrential rains. Haitian radio and CNN reported the swaths of water cut one village in two, as U.S. forecasters in Miami warned of 12 inches of rain with double that possible in isolated areas. Gustav's...

2008-08-27 12:00:10

Hurricane Gustav weakened slightly as it raked Haiti Tuesday night though forecasters warned it had the makings of a meteorological behemoth. Gustav, a Category 1 hurricane that is the seventh named Atlantic storm of the season, could drop as much as 20 inches of rain on Haiti before it churns toward Cuba, U.S. forecasters in Miami reported. AccuWeather.com said Gustav was expected to regain strength after passing over Haiti and had the potential to become the first major hurricane to hit...

2008-08-27 09:00:02

By Associated Press PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- Hurricane Gustav dumped torrential rains across southern Haiti on Tuesday, killing at least one man and threatening crops amid protests over high food prices. Oil prices rose on fears the storm could batter oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico. Trees toppled as the storm lingered for hours over Haiti's poor, deforested southern peninsula, and water levels were rising in banana, bean and vegetable fields. One man was killed in a landslide in the...


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