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February 18, 1998 | From Associated Press
Flooding closed schools and highways Tuesday in parts of Florida after two days of storms that pounded Gulf Coast states with tornadoes, high wind and heavy rain, officials said. One person was killed. Possible tornadoes were reported early Tuesday from Orlando to Daytona Beach, the National Weather Service said, but no major damage was seen. On Monday, five tornadoes had struck various parts of the state, damaging five homes but causing no injuries.
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June 26, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
Tropical Storm Debby continued its eastward track on Tuesday, bringing nasty rains and flooding to northern Florida, where many roads -- including a major highway -- were forced to shut down. For a tropical storm, Debby was taking baby steps, moving at about 3 miles per hour as it shifted from the Gulf of Mexico toward northern Florida, where landfall was expected late Tuesday or Wednesday. Though the storm appeared stuck, its effects -- flooding and high winds -- were being felt along the Florida Panhandle and the western coast.
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January 14, 1989 | United Press International
State officials Friday urged the federal government to assume financial responsibility for the continuing flood of Nicaraguan refugees into South Florida. About 5,000 refugees--mostly from El Salvador, Nicaragua and Guatemala--are expected to travel to South Florida from South Texas after a court ruling that allows them to travel within the United States. Refugees by the hundreds began arriving at Miami bus stations this week.
NEWS
February 18, 1998 | From Associated Press
Flooding closed schools and highways Tuesday in parts of Florida after two days of storms that pounded Gulf Coast states with tornadoes, high wind and heavy rain, officials said. One person was killed. Possible tornadoes were reported early Tuesday from Orlando to Daytona Beach, the National Weather Service said, but no major damage was seen. On Monday, five tornadoes had struck various parts of the state, damaging five homes but causing no injuries.
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March 21, 1990 | From Associated Press
Muddy waters surging through Florida's Panhandle region on Tuesday forced more than 2,000 people to flee their homes, authorities said. More than 1,500 people were evacuated in three Florida counties flooded by the rising Choctawhatchee River and about 500 others were moved from other Panhandle river basins flooded by runoff from Alabama and Georgia, where heavy rains fell last week. The worst flooding in the South was in Alabama.
NATIONAL
June 26, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
Tropical Storm Debby continued its eastward track on Tuesday, bringing nasty rains and flooding to northern Florida, where many roads -- including a major highway -- were forced to shut down. For a tropical storm, Debby was taking baby steps, moving at about 3 miles per hour as it shifted from the Gulf of Mexico toward northern Florida, where landfall was expected late Tuesday or Wednesday. Though the storm appeared stuck, its effects -- flooding and high winds -- were being felt along the Florida Panhandle and the western coast.
NEWS
September 2, 1992 | MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
American combat and support troops on Tuesday stormed Florida neighborhoods ravaged by Hurricane Andrew, beginning the installation of a structure for the delivery of disaster relief that one senior military officer predicted could become "truly a long-term operation" of recovery. "The object of the exercise is to put a military structure right down into the neighborhoods," said Gen. Gordon Sullivan, the Army chief of staff who is overseeing the effort.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 2001
Re "Bush Asked to Devise Greenhouse Gas Plan," April 2: Thank you, past President Carter, for having enough sense to realize that the long-term consequences of greenhouse gases are more important than any short-term economic problems. President Bush's shortsightedness may mean his grandchildren face a future of breathing dirty air, drinking arsenic-laced water, playing on polluted earth and having to stay out of the sun. He doesn't think the cost of taking care of all those problems won't be more than today's problems?
NATIONAL
June 6, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
Andrea, the first named storm of the season, worked its way through the Gulf of Mexico toward the Florida coast Thursday, pushing heavy rains and bringing the possibility of scattered tornadoes. The weather system, technically a tropical storm carrying sustained winds of 60 miles per hour, was expected to make landfall near the Big Bend area of Florida sometime Thursday afternoon. As of about 11 a.m. EDT , Andrea was centered about 160 miles west of Tampa and was moving north-northeast at about 14 mph, according to the National Weather Service.
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September 18, 2000 | MIKE CLARY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hurricane Gordon downsized into a tropical storm as it made landfall Sunday evening in north Florida, but not before lashing much of the state with heavy rains and kicking up a storm surge that flooded parts of the west coast. Residents and tourists fled inland by the thousands as Gordon churned the Gulf of Mexico on a path that took the system ashore over Cedar Key, a tiny resort island about 80 miles north of Tampa.
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September 2, 1992 | MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
American combat and support troops on Tuesday stormed Florida neighborhoods ravaged by Hurricane Andrew, beginning the installation of a structure for the delivery of disaster relief that one senior military officer predicted could become "truly a long-term operation" of recovery. "The object of the exercise is to put a military structure right down into the neighborhoods," said Gen. Gordon Sullivan, the Army chief of staff who is overseeing the effort.
NEWS
March 21, 1990 | From Associated Press
Muddy waters surging through Florida's Panhandle region on Tuesday forced more than 2,000 people to flee their homes, authorities said. More than 1,500 people were evacuated in three Florida counties flooded by the rising Choctawhatchee River and about 500 others were moved from other Panhandle river basins flooded by runoff from Alabama and Georgia, where heavy rains fell last week. The worst flooding in the South was in Alabama.
NEWS
January 14, 1989 | United Press International
State officials Friday urged the federal government to assume financial responsibility for the continuing flood of Nicaraguan refugees into South Florida. About 5,000 refugees--mostly from El Salvador, Nicaragua and Guatemala--are expected to travel to South Florida from South Texas after a court ruling that allows them to travel within the United States. Refugees by the hundreds began arriving at Miami bus stations this week.
NEWS
July 25, 2000 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For two days last month, they hunted the frail old man. Seat by seat, the police searched every commercial jet leaving Port-au-Prince's airport for the United States. They tore through cars crossing the remote Dominican border and pored over surveillance tapes from cameras outside diplomatic compounds here. They wanted Leon Manus at all costs--and, by his and most others' reckoning, they wanted him dead.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 18, 2001 | PAUL QUEARY, ASSOCIATED PRESS
When climate expert Gunter Weller first came to Alaska decades ago, he'd pour scotch into ice-cube trays and watch the Arctic chill flash-freeze the booze into tasty little cubes on the short walk to a party. But over time, he says, the greenhouse effect has warmed Alaska more quickly than other parts of the world, and his scotch seldom freezes anymore. Such observable changes in everyday life on the edge of the Arctic are turning global-warming skeptics into believers, Weller says.
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