| Aug 2, 2011
| 11:19 AM
After coming to a standstill on Tuesday morning, Tropical Storm Emily has resumed its march westward through the Caribbean. It also has strengthened slightly.
At 2 p.m., the system was about 215 miles southeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico, moving west at 12...
| Nov 6, 2011
Connecticut is still reeling from last weekend's snowstorm, which rammed its way through the state, snarling transportation routes and leaving many homes and businesses without electricity. State residents and political leaders are justifiably concerned...
| May 24, 2011
| 1:09 PM
According to the Connecticut disaster Center, Connecticut ranks 42nd in the country for frequency of tornadoes. That's a relief to me. I grew up in Indiana, which seemed to rank first. I know that's not true, but every spring, it was a tornado warning, or...
| Jan 14, 2012
| 1:18 PM
The National Hurricane Center is looking for a new director.
After four storm seasons, Bill Read is calling quits as head of the hurricane center, prompting a national search for his replacement.
“I’ve done pretty much all I set out to do in...
| Jan 28, 2011
| 6:05 PM
State Farm Florida Insurance, the state's largest private property insurer, wants to raise rates by a statewide average of 28 percent.
Although Florida has dodged a direct hit by hurricanes the past five years, the company says the increase is needed...
| Apr 26, 2011
| 9:56 AM
Getting ready for hurricane can be fun if you apply your creativity, experience and word-of-mouth tips. Think of it as taking on Mother Nature's worst, and winning.
Here are three preparation tips passed on by local readers and retailers:
1. Keep a...
| Jun 30, 2011
| 2:19 AM
Tropical Storm Arlene strengthened slightly as it neared landfall Thursday morning along Mexico's eastern coast, the National Hurricane Center reported.
Arlene, the first named storm of the 2011 Atlantic hurricane season, was moving west at about 9 mph,...
| May 23, 2011
| 10:56 AM
With nine days remaining before the official start of hurricane season, the National Hurricane Center is monitoring a disturbance in the Atlantic 650 miles southeast of Bermuda.
For now, the disorganized blob of low pressure doesn't appear to be a threat...
| Jan 29, 2012
Think of what follows as a travel tapas buffet — tidbits that just might whet your appetite for more. Here are a dozen pieces of information for the 2012 traveler.
1. You will know how much you'll pay to check your bags when you're flying. The...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 5:45 AM
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...
| May 22, 2012
After a big storm, expect utilities and services to be disrupted. Here's what you need to know:
Pile debris as neatly and as close to the street as you can. But if you can't identify it, don't touch it. Keep debris from piling up around utility...