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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)....

2005-10-29 17:05:40

By Cyntia Barrera Diaz PUERTO CABEZAS, Nicaragua (Reuters) - Hurricane Beta barreled toward Nicaragua's jungle coast on Saturday and hundreds of Miskito Indians and local residents huddled in shelters from the storm's lashing rains and wicked winds. An unknown number of fishermen and their families on the sparsely populated coast refused to leave their flimsy wooden shacks, oblivious to the danger from Beta, which whipped up winds of 90 mph (150 kph) as it headed for Central...

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 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...

2005-10-27 13:05:17

By Ivan Castro MANAGUA, Nicaragua (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Beta bore down on Caribbean islands off Nicaragua's jungle-clad coastline on Thursday and was forecast to bring heavy rains and flooding as it strengthens into a hurricane. Colombia's government issued a hurricane warning for its San Andres and Providencia islands near Nicaragua, once favored hideaways of British pirate Henry Morgan and expected to be the first places hit by the storm. Beta is expected to reach Nicaragua's...

2005-10-27 08:35:00

MIAMI (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Beta formed off the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua on Thursday and was forecast to strengthen into a hurricane and drench Central America with potentially flooding rain, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. Storm alerts were posted for the Nicaraguan coast and the adjacent islands. Forecasters said the storm could dump 15 inches of rain on western Panama, Costa Rica and Nicaragua, with isolated amounts up to 20 inches. At 8 a.m., Beta had top...


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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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