sábado, 13 de setembro de 2008

Galveston, Texas
versus Hurricane IKE

"Grande parte de Galveston, palco do furacão mais mortal da história dos Estados Unidos (6 mil vítimas fatais), em 1900, ficou debaixo d’água depois que as águas destruíram um píer." Desde hoje cedo a maré superou o quebra-mar de 5mts.

"Ike remains a very large hurricane churning through the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The storm will strike the upper Texas coastline early Saturday morning with potentially devastating impacts to Galveston, Houston and surrounding areas." http://www.galveston.com/weather/ike/frameset.html
"Hurricane Ike has made landfall on the Gulf coast of Texas, where it is expected to cause "potentially catastrophic" flooding and damage. It hit land at Galveston at 0710 GMT, with winds of up to 110 mph (175km/h). Much of the city, which in 1900 was the scene of the country's deadliest hurricane, was already under water after a 12ft (3.7m) storm surge. The eye of the storm, which has since weakened to a Category One, is turning away from Houston, towards Arkansas." http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7613598.stm

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