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Meteorological Disasters

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  • Lehigh Co. emergency management director retiring

     
    Tom Nervine, Lehigh County's director of emergency services, announced today that he plans to retire next month. Nervine, according to a county news release, has helmed the emergency management department since 2005. He's often thrust into the spotlight...
  • What happens when a tornado strikes a nuclear power plant

    What happens when a tornado strikes a nuclear power plant
    Jerry Bischof's work pager buzzed as the server arrived with his plate of herb-rubbed salmon. The message told him that power to one of the two nuclear reactors at Surry Power Station had been lost. It was operating on backup generators. Before he could...
  • Menchville takes both spots in PD boys tennis final; Monarchs' Spencer, Heritage's Tonkins reach girls final

    Menchville takes both spots in PD boys tennis final; Monarchs' Spencer, Heritage's  Tonkins reach girls final
    NEWPORT NEWS -- The singles championship matches of the Peninsula District tennis tournament will feature the color purple -- Menchville, that is -- and a Heritage girl whose style and mannerisms might remind fans of Rafael Nadal. Menchville senior...
  • 5 things Obama needs to win Florida (or that Republicans must counter)

    5 things Obama needs to win Florida (or that Republicans must counter)
    With 29 electoral votes, Florida is the most glittering prize in this year's presidential election. Without a win in the nation's biggest swing state, it's hard to come up with a scenario that keeps Barack Obama in the White House. Since 1960, only one...
  • Animation: Bad year for hurricanes depends on the Bermuda High

    <b>Animation: </b>Bad year for hurricanes depends on the Bermuda High
  • Local Songs: Freedom of choice

    Sometimes, life is grand. We accomplish our goals, are in happy relationships and love our jobs. Other times, life is complicated and takes a tremendous amount of effort not to become overwhelmed. That’s when we dream of running away from all that&...
  • Sweat Records turns 5

    The fact that Sweat Records is celebrating its fifth anniversary this weekend is an impressive accomplishment — especially considering that if Mother Nature had had her way, Sweat wouldn’t have lasted a year. The morning after Hurricane...
  • The 1920s: Tensions, economic bust and hurricane slam booming city

    Perhaps in reaction to the heady, more innocent decade that preceded it, or as the result of a swollen population and unchecked growth, life in 1920s Fort Lauderdale became a little more wobbly, a bit more uncertain, characterized by great progress and...
  • The 1940s: War turns city into an armed camp — but it keeps on growing

    A world at war forced an interruption in the city's swift growth. Though far from actual hostilities, Fort Lauderdale was on a firm war footing because of its proximity to the sea and enemy vessels. The city became an armed camp. Artillery was mounted...
  • The 2000s: 100 years of changes — and our city's story has only just begun

    Storms both economic and meteorological swept Fort Lauderdale and the rest of the region. Hurricane Wilma in 2005 was the worst storm to hit the city since the unnamed hurricane of 1926, peeling windows from downtown buildings and roofs from homes....
  • Galveston Pleasure Pier brings thrill rides back to Texas coast

    Galveston Pleasure Pier brings thrill rides back to Texas coast
    A disaster-prone Texas tourist destination that for more than a century has been an on-again, off-again home to oceanfront amusements will once again lure thrill-seekers with roller coasters, midway games and carnival confections. PHOTOS: New rides at...