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2005-10-16 23:46:26

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A tropical depression in the Caribbean Sea is expected to strengthen into a named storm later on Monday and could move into the oil-rich Gulf of Mexico by the end of the week, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. Tropical Depression 24, located roughly 155 miles southeast of Grand Cayman, is packing maximum sustained winds near 35 miles per hour (55 kmh), and is on a course that will put it in the southeastern Gulf of Mexico by Friday. But "steering...

2005-09-25 13:31:00

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The brutal 2005 hurricane season may have more unpleasant shocks in store for coastal areas reeling from an almost unprecedented run of vicious storms, including deadly Hurricane Katrina and this weekend's powerful Rita. "We're still in the peak of the season here, that goes for another month or so. (It) makes me think that not only will we have more storms and hurricanes, but we could have another major hurricane or two," said Max...

2005-09-24 11:04:07

By Erwin Seba GALVESTON, Texas (Reuters) - Hurricane Rita slammed into evacuated towns and oil-rich swamplands of the Texas-Louisiana border on Saturday, causing widespread damage and power outages and threatening heavy flooding. The powerful storm crashed into the U.S. Gulf Coast with 120 mph (193 kph) winds and punishing rains, then weakened slightly as it moved inland. By 11 a.m. EDT, Hurricane Rita was downgraded to a Category 1 storm with maximum sustained winds of about 75...

2005-09-24 07:05:09

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hurricane Rita weakened to a Category 2 storm on Saturday morning with maximum sustained winds of about 100 mph (160 kph), the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in its latest update at 8 a.m. EDT (0800 GMT on Saturday).

2005-09-23 22:45:51

By Kenneth Li PORT ARTHUR, Texas (Reuters) - Texas officials warned of catastrophe and an already devastated New Orleans suffered renewed flooding as weakened levees gave way on Friday and the edges of Hurricane Rita began pummeling the U.S. Gulf Coast. A chaotic and unprecedented mass evacuation of more than 2 million people trying to flee turned deadly when a bus carrying elderly evacuees along a major escape route south of Dallas burst into flames and killed at least 24 people....

2005-09-23 16:28:46

By Kenneth Li PORT ARTHUR, Texas (Reuters) - Texas officials warned of catastrophe and an already devastated New Orleans suffered renewed flooding as weakened levees gave way in the hours before Hurricane Rita's expected strike at the U.S. Gulf Coast. A chaotic and unprecedented mass evacuation of the region turned deadly when a bus carrying elderly evacuees along a major escape route south of Dallas burst into flames and killed at least 24 people. "Be calm, be strong, say a prayer...

2005-09-23 13:19:56

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hurricane Rita weakened to a Category 3 storm with maximum sustained winds of 125 miles per hour, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said Friday afternoon. The NHC said further slow weakening is possible before landfall, but stressed the storm would still come ashore as a dangerous hurricane. It projected Rita would continue moving northwestward at nearly 10 mph for the next 24 hours, which would put the core of the storm over the coasts of southwestern Louisiana...

2005-09-23 13:01:15

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hurricane Rita weakened to a Category 3 storm with maximum sustained winds of 125 miles per hour, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said Friday.

2005-09-23 14:37:24

By Kenneth Li PORT ARTHUR, Texas (Reuters) - Texas officials warned of a catastrophe and rising water breached levees to flood parts of New Orleans anew on Friday as a slightly weaker Hurricane Rita barreled toward the U.S. Gulf Coast. A chaotic and unprecedented mass evacuation of the region turned deadly when a bus carrying elderly evacuees fleeing the hurricane along a major escape route south of Dallas burst into flames and killed an estimated 24 people. "Be calm, be strong, say...

2005-09-22 16:47:20

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hurricane Rita in the Gulf of Mexico has weakened slightly, with winds down to about 145 mph, but it was still a still dangerous Category 4 storm, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in an advisory on Thursday.


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.