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November 2, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Most of the 1,100 U.S. Army troops sent to St. Croix by President Bush six weeks ago to maintain order in the aftermath of Hurricane Hugo will be replaced by a smaller military police contingent, an official said. Mark Wallace, a spokesman for the Federal Emergency Management Agency office in Christiansted, said the troops were expecting redeployment orders from the Pentagon this week. Gov.
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October 7, 2001 | From Associated Press
Tropical Storm Iris strengthened into a hurricane Saturday, triggering mudslides that killed three people in the Dominican Republic and lashing neighboring Haiti with winds and rains as it threatened to hit Jamaica. Iris is the first hurricane to menace Caribbean islands this season. In the Dominican capital, Santo Domingo, on the south coast, heavy rain caused a mudslide Saturday that destroyed a home under construction.
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December 4, 1989 | MIKE CLARY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Two months after Hurricane Hugo ripped through St. Croix with winds in excess of 150 miles an hour, 80% of the island remains without electricity and telephones, thousands are living in severely damaged homes under roofs fashioned from plastic sheets, and the winter tourist season has been written off completely. But, say many residents, even tougher than rebuilding homes and lives in this devastated U.S. territory is rebuilding the island's image as an "American paradise."
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September 22, 1998 | MIKE CLARY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A powerful Hurricane Georges ripped through the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Monday, with winds as great as 130 mph twisting trees from the ground, lifting roofs off houses and churning up 20-foot seas. As the waters along Puerto Rico's north coast rose and skies darkened, residents of the U.S. commonwealth jammed stores for last-minute emergency supplies and rushed to fortify windows.
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October 7, 2001 | From Associated Press
Tropical Storm Iris strengthened into a hurricane Saturday, triggering mudslides that killed three people in the Dominican Republic and lashing neighboring Haiti with winds and rains as it threatened to hit Jamaica. Iris is the first hurricane to menace Caribbean islands this season. In the Dominican capital, Santo Domingo, on the south coast, heavy rain caused a mudslide Saturday that destroyed a home under construction.
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September 17, 1989 | From Reuters
Hurricane Hugo, the most powerful storm to threaten the eastern Caribbean in a decade, lashed a chain of resort islands Saturday, forcing some residents to evacuate their homes. Forecasters said Hugo could make a direct hit early today on Guadeloupe, Dominica or Antigua, where islanders were boarding up homes and businesses, stocking up on emergency supplies and securing small boats.
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September 22, 1998 | MIKE CLARY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A powerful Hurricane Georges ripped through the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Monday, with winds as great as 130 mph twisting trees from the ground, lifting roofs off houses and churning up 20-foot seas. As the waters along Puerto Rico's north coast rose and skies darkened, residents of the U.S. commonwealth jammed stores for last-minute emergency supplies and rushed to fortify windows.
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February 10, 1997 | Barry Stavro
Baja Fresh Pleasant Hawaiian Holidays in Westlake Village has been sending folks to Hawaii since 1959. But the recession, hurricanes and Caribbean resorts have meant tougher times. In '89 the firm shipped a record 350,000 vacationers; by '92 that had plunged to 150,000. So the company started trips to a second destination: Mexico. Last year, 12,000 customers crossed the border. Blue Line When Wayne Gretzky left, some hockey magic left too.
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December 4, 1989 | MIKE CLARY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Two months after Hurricane Hugo ripped through St. Croix with winds in excess of 150 miles an hour, 80% of the island remains without electricity and telephones, thousands are living in severely damaged homes under roofs fashioned from plastic sheets, and the winter tourist season has been written off completely. But, say many residents, even tougher than rebuilding homes and lives in this devastated U.S. territory is rebuilding the island's image as an "American paradise."
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November 2, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Most of the 1,100 U.S. Army troops sent to St. Croix by President Bush six weeks ago to maintain order in the aftermath of Hurricane Hugo will be replaced by a smaller military police contingent, an official said. Mark Wallace, a spokesman for the Federal Emergency Management Agency office in Christiansted, said the troops were expecting redeployment orders from the Pentagon this week. Gov.
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September 17, 1989 | From Reuters
Hurricane Hugo, the most powerful storm to threaten the eastern Caribbean in a decade, lashed a chain of resort islands Saturday, forcing some residents to evacuate their homes. Forecasters said Hugo could make a direct hit early today on Guadeloupe, Dominica or Antigua, where islanders were boarding up homes and businesses, stocking up on emergency supplies and securing small boats.
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