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September 15, 1988 | MARJORIE MILLER, Times Staff Writer
Hurricane Gilbert, the most powerful storm in the recorded history of the Western Hemisphere, slammed into coastal resorts and Mayan ruins on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula with 179-m.p.h. winds and then turned toward the coast of Texas. Tens of thousands of tourists and residents took refuge in public shelters in beach communities such as Cozumel Island and Cancun, where gusts up to 218 m.p.h. and dense white sheets of rain reportedly uprooted trees and small houses and caused heavy flooding.
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September 15, 1988 | MARJORIE MILLER, Times Staff Writer
Hurricane Gilbert, the most powerful storm in the recorded history of the Western Hemisphere, slammed into coastal resorts and Mayan ruins on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula with 179-m.p.h. winds and then turned toward the coast of Texas. Tens of thousands of tourists and residents took refuge in public shelters in beach communities such as Cozumel Island and Cancun, where gusts up to 218 m.p.h. and dense white sheets of rain reportedly uprooted trees and small houses and caused heavy flooding.
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September 14, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Hurricane Gilbert, one of the strongest storms in history, roared toward Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula today with 175 m.p.h. winds after battering the Dominican Republic, Jamaica and the tiny Cayman Islands. The hurricane killed at least five people Sunday in the Dominican Republic, civil defense officials said. Six people died and tens of thousands were left homeless in Jamaica on Monday, officials there said.
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September 14, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Hurricane Gilbert, one of the strongest storms in history, roared toward Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula today with 175 m.p.h. winds after battering the Dominican Republic, Jamaica and the tiny Cayman Islands. The hurricane killed at least five people Sunday in the Dominican Republic, civil defense officials said. Six people died and tens of thousands were left homeless in Jamaica on Monday, officials there said.
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