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2007-09-03 21:00:00

By ESTEBAN FELIX SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras - Planes shuttled tourists from island resorts in a desperate airlift Monday as Hurricane Felix bore down on Honduras and Belize. But thousands of Miskito Indians were stranded along a swampy coastline where the Category 4 storm was expected to make landfall. Grupo Taca Airlines provided special free flights to the mainland, quickly touching down and taking off again to scoop up more tourists. Some 1,000 people were evacuated from the Honduran...

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 04:14:39

By Cyntia Barrera Diaz PUERTO CABEZAS, Nicaragua (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Beta was upgraded to a hurricane on Saturday as it punished a small Caribbean island with fierce winds and hundreds of Miskito Indians streamed into shelters in a sleepy Nicaraguan port to escape exposed villages. Beta, the latest cyclone in a record-breaking season, whipped Colombia's Providencia island with winds nearing 80 mph (130 km/hr) as it inched its way toward Central America. The wind ripped roofs...

2005-10-29 01:28:56

By Cyntia Barrera Diaz PUERTO CABEZAS, Nicaragua (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Beta was upgraded to a hurricane on Saturday as it punished a small Caribbean island with fierce winds and hundreds of Miskito Indians streamed into shelters in a sleepy Nicaraguan port to escape exposed villages. Beta, the latest cyclone in a record-breaking season, whipped Colombia's Providencia island with winds nearing 75 mph (120 km/hr) as it inched its way toward Central America. The wind ripped roofs...

2005-10-28 23:16:12

By Cyntia Barrera Diaz PUERTO CABEZAS, Nicaragua (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Beta punished a small Caribbean island with fierce winds on Friday as hundreds of Miskito Indians streamed into shelters in a sleepy Nicaraguan port to escape exposed villages. Beta, the latest cyclone in a record-breaking season, whipped Colombia's Providencia island with winds nearing 70 mph (110 km/hr) as it inched its way toward Central America. The wind ripped roofs off homes on the island, which along...

2005-10-28 21:07:46

By Cyntia Barrera Diaz PUERTO CABEZAS, Nicaragua (Reuters) - Hundreds of Miskito Indians streamed into makeshift shelters in a sleepy Caribbean port on Friday as Nicaragua prepared for Tropical Storm Beta, the latest cyclone in a record breaking season. Speaking in the local Miskito language, barefooted fishing families carrying clothing in bags and furniture on their backs fled exposed coastal hamlets to seek protection in Puerto Cabezas, where schools doubled as storm shelters....

2005-10-28 12:52:22

By Cyntia Barrera Diaz PUERTO CABEZAS, Nicaragua (Reuters) - Fishermen set out along Nicaragua's Caribbean coast on Friday to evacuate villagers and rush them to shelters as Tropical Storm Beta loomed, the latest storm to batter Central America. The hospital in the sleepy port of Puerto Cabezas stocked up with medicines for pneumonia in case slow-moving Beta cuts off the low-lying area with its strong winds and torrential rains. Beta whipped up winds of 65 mph (100 kph) and was...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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