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November 24, 1994 | From Associated Press
The official death toll from Tropical Storm Gordon rose Wednesday to 829, but the government cautioned that the final count could go much higher. "In some regions the dead have not yet been counted," Agriculture Minister Francois Severin said as he released the latest government report on the Nov. 13 destruction.
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February 20, 2005 | Carol J. Williams and Chantal Regnault, Special to The Times
Gunmen stormed the national penitentiary in the heart of the Haitian capital Saturday, killing at least one guard and allowing dozens of inmates to escape. But authorities managed to spirit two imprisoned officials of the ousted Jean-Bertrand Aristide government to safety, and they were under police protection, a U.N. spokesman said. The daring raid began about 3 p.m.
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September 22, 1987
Tropical Storm Emily became Hurricane Emily packing 75 m.p.h. winds in the Caribbean, and the National Hurricane Center in Miami extended a hurricane watch to the southern coast of Haiti. Emily was considered a minimal hurricane because its sustained winds had barely passed the 74 m.p.h. threshold. It didn't seem likely that the hurricane would hit the United States, said Noel Risnychok, a meteorologist at the hurricane center.
NEWS
November 24, 1994 | From Associated Press
The official death toll from Tropical Storm Gordon rose Wednesday to 829, but the government cautioned that the final count could go much higher. "In some regions the dead have not yet been counted," Agriculture Minister Francois Severin said as he released the latest government report on the Nov. 13 destruction.
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November 17, 1994 | MIKE CLARY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After pounding South Florida with three days of wind-whipped rain, Tropical Storm Gordon sped across the state's midsection Wednesday, re-emerged in the Atlantic Ocean and headed north for the Carolinas. Forecasters insisted that Gordon, with top winds of about 45 m.p.h., has little chance to become a full-blown hurricane and is likely to merge with a low-pressure system off the coast of Georgia.
WORLD
February 20, 2005 | Carol J. Williams and Chantal Regnault, Special to The Times
Gunmen stormed the national penitentiary in the heart of the Haitian capital Saturday, killing at least one guard and allowing dozens of inmates to escape. But authorities managed to spirit two imprisoned officials of the ousted Jean-Bertrand Aristide government to safety, and they were under police protection, a U.N. spokesman said. The daring raid began about 3 p.m.
WORLD
January 17, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
More than 150,000 people are surviving on donated food in the flood-battered city of Gonaives and the United Nations says more aid is needed to stave off famine in Haiti four months after ravaging storms. Haiti is already struggling with chronic malnutrition. The U.N. World Food Program is asking countries to donate $100 million for Haiti, saying current funding will last only through February. It requested the same last year but received only $68 million.
NEWS
September 13, 2008 | Amy Wilentz, Amy Wilentz is the author of "The Rainy Season: Haiti Since Duvalier," and other books.
The expression "sheets of rain" meant nothing to me until I lived in Haiti. I used to sit on a terrace on a low hillside in Port-au-Prince and watch the progress of rainstorms as they descended on the capital. The city sat below me, palms waving in the ominous, wet breeze, tin roofs glinting in a slanting sun, jitneys honking through the traffic, roosters crowing at the wrong time of day. Above us, there would be a quick massing of clouds. Then, suddenly, the rain would come pounding down and the city would disappear, as if a shade had been lowered at the edge of the terrace.
NATIONAL
April 21, 2009 | Tina Susman
A five-part Los Angeles Times series on the futility of government efforts to quell the growing threat of wildfires won a Pulitzer Prize on Monday, and the New York Times claimed five of journalism's highest awards in a year that recognized the watchdog function of the press even as newspapers struggle to survive. The Las Vegas Sun won the coveted public service medal for exposing lax safety standards that led to construction workers' deaths on the Strip.
NEWS
November 17, 1994 | MIKE CLARY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After pounding South Florida with three days of wind-whipped rain, Tropical Storm Gordon sped across the state's midsection Wednesday, re-emerged in the Atlantic Ocean and headed north for the Carolinas. Forecasters insisted that Gordon, with top winds of about 45 m.p.h., has little chance to become a full-blown hurricane and is likely to merge with a low-pressure system off the coast of Georgia.
NEWS
September 22, 1987
Tropical Storm Emily became Hurricane Emily packing 75 m.p.h. winds in the Caribbean, and the National Hurricane Center in Miami extended a hurricane watch to the southern coast of Haiti. Emily was considered a minimal hurricane because its sustained winds had barely passed the 74 m.p.h. threshold. It didn't seem likely that the hurricane would hit the United States, said Noel Risnychok, a meteorologist at the hurricane center.
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