Florida declares 'state of emergency', Hurricane Dennis category 4 storm
Friday, July 8, 2005
Florida braces for the arrival of as governor announced a on a televised press conference Friday afternoon at 2:00 . Dennis weakened slightly after making landfall in Cuba and now packs sustained winds of 145 . Thousands have fled the under a mandatory evacuation order where the storm is expected to strike sometime this evening.
The storm wobbled slightly after arriving in Cuba where it claimed up to three lives.operators reported that most power lines are down in the province of , where a major seaport is located on Cuba's southern coast.
According to Haiti yesterday when it passed over that island nation., 18 lives were claimed by the storm in
The storm is expected to continue on a north-westerly path that will brush the southern tip of Florida and head up the state's Gulf of Mexico coastline, where warm gulf waters could fuel the storm and raise it to a Category 5 storm.
Speculation has begun on the possibility of higher gas prices as gulf oil refineries are threatened.
Hurricane Dennis comes quickly on the heels of 3-day ago, in what is noted as record storm activity for this early in the hurricane season.
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- televised reports July 8, 2005
- "Dennis muscles up, now ‘extremely dangerous’" — , July 8, 2005
- Anthony Boadle. "Hurricane Dennis hits Cuba, 18 Dead in Haiti" — , July 8, 2005
- Newsradar.it. "Real-Time Newsradar on Hurricane Dennis" — , July 11, 2005
- "Real-Time Newsradar on Hurricane Dennis" — , July 11, 2005
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