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2005-10-23 02:22:38

By Noel Randewich CANCUN, Mexico (Reuters) - Mexico's famed Caribbean resorts were knee-deep in water on Sunday after Hurricane Wilma roared past, uprooting trees, smashing homes and killing at least six people, as the storm set a new course for Florida. Three full days of howling hurricane winds and rain left towns along the coast badly flooded, and thousands of sullen tourists spent their third night on Saturday in dark stuffy refuges with no running water and food running short....

2005-10-23 03:03:43

By Noel Randewich CANCUN, Mexico (Reuters) - Mexico's famed Caribbean resorts were knee-deep in water on Sunday after Hurricane Wilma roared past, uprooting trees, smashing homes and killing at least six people, as the storm set a new course for Florida. Three full days of howling hurricane winds and rain left towns along the coast badly flooded, and thousands of sullen tourists spent their third night on Saturday in dark stuffy refuges with no running water and food running short....

2005-10-22 22:57:54

By Noel Randewich CANCUN, Mexico (Reuters) - Hurricane Wilma blasted through Mexico's Caribbean resorts on Saturday, smashing homes and killing at least six people in a slow-moving rampage that put it on course to hit Florida next. Howling hurricane winds tore off roofs and uprooted trees for a third day running across the Yucatan peninsula. Thousands of glum tourists faced another night in sweltering shelters with no light or running water, eating food rations. The long spit of...

2005-10-22 20:25:14

By Noel Randewich CANCUN, Mexico (Reuters) - Hurricane Wilma blasted through Mexico's Caribbean resorts on Saturday, smashing homes and killing three people in a slow-moving rampage that put it on course to hit Florida next. Howling hurricane winds tore off roofs and uprooted trees for a third day running across the Yucatan peninsula. Thousands of glum tourists faced another night in sweltering shelters with no light or running water, eating food rations. The long spit of white sand...

2005-10-22 09:42:12

By Greg Brosnan PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (Reuters) - Hurricane Wilma relentlessly pounded Mexico's Caribbean coast on Saturday, destroying homes and flooding beach resorts as it meandered slowly over the Yucatan peninsula. Winds of 120 miles an hour (195 kph) knocked over houses, upturned trees and kept thousands of tourists in cramped shelters. The storm lost a bit of its punch -- it was downgraded to a Category 3 on the Saffir-Simpson scale -- but its winds and rains were still...

2005-10-22 04:11:56

By Greg Brosnan PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (Reuters) - Massive Hurricane Wilma clobbered Mexico's Caribbean beach resorts on Saturday, threatening heavy damage and loss of life as it meandered slowly into the Yucatan peninsula. Winds of 125 miles an hour (220 kph) howled in off the sea, knocking over houses, upturning trees and trapping thousands of tourists in cramped shelters. The storm was downgraded to a Category 3 on the Saffir-Simpson scale, from a Category 4 on Friday and a...

2005-10-22 01:03:19

By Greg Brosnan PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (Reuters) - Massive Hurricane Wilma rampaged through Mexico's Caribbean beach resorts on Saturday, threatening heavy damage and loss of life as it meandered into the Yucatan peninsula. Winds of 140 miles an hour (220 kph) howled in off the sea, knocking over houses, upturning trees and trapping thousands of tourists in cramped shelters. Metal sheets flew off the roofs of homes in Playa del Carmen and spun dangerously through the streets like...

2005-10-21 05:09:38

By Noel Randewich CANCUN, Mexico (Reuters) - Lashing wind and rain pounded Mexican beach resorts on Friday and thousands of tourists hunkered down in shelters to escape Hurricane Wilma, which was hammering Caribbean resorts on its way to densely populated southern Florida. Heavy rain was coming down in diagonal sheets and howling winds were buckling sturdy trees. Tourists were evacuated from luxury beachfront hotels all along Mexico's "Maya Riviera" coast and the normally calm,...

2005-10-20 13:02:32

By Noel Randewich CANCUN, Mexico (Reuters)- Hurricane Wilma weakened slightly from its record strength in the Caribbean sea on Thursday, but threatened to pound tourist resorts on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula with a 10-foot tidal surge and 145 mph winds. From the Yucatan to Honduras, Cuba and the fragile Florida Keys island chain, tourists sought to flee and residents boarded up homes and stores as authorities urged people in the path of the deadly hurricane to evacuate. Wilma killed...

2005-10-20 08:19:07

By Noel Randewich CANCUN, Mexico (Reuters)- Hurricane Wilma weakened slightly from its record strength in the Caribbean sea on Thursday, but threatened to pound tourist resorts on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula with a 10-foot tidal surge and 145 mph winds. From the Yucatan to Honduras, Cuba and the fragile Florida Keys island chain, tourists sought to flee and residents boarded up homes and stores as authorities urged people in the path of the deadly hurricane to evacuate. Wilma killed...


Latest Yucatan Reference Libraries

2012-06-14 08:19:10

Symbol: TRRI4 Group: Monocot Family: Orchidaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   TRYU Triphora yucatanensis auct. non Ames   Yucatan noddingcaps Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:FL Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta...

2012-06-14 10:43:49

Symbol: SAMIM2 Group: Dicot Family: Lamiaceae Duration: Annual Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N PR    N VI    N Distribution: SalviamicranthaVahl var.micranthadistribution:USA(FL),USA+(PR, VI) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering...

2012-06-18 06:12:14

Symbol: CIYU Group: Dicot Family: Malvaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Subshrub Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:FL Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class...

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2005-06-02 11:22:49

The Ocellated Turkey (Meleagris ocellata) is a large bird around measuring 70-90 cm long and weighing from 3 kg (female) to 4 kg (male). In the past, it has sometimes been treated in a genus of its own (Agriocharis ocellata) but the differences between this species and Meleagris gallopavo are too small to justify generic segregation. More colorful than its northern relative the Wild Turkey, this species has a much more restricted distribution and is only found in the subtropical lowlands...

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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.