| Dec 6, 2011
| 3:58 PM
Hurricanes have never been more hypnotic...
Check out NOAA's recap of the 2011 hurricane season, which came to an end Nov. 30. There were 19 tropical storms, of which seven became hurricanes.
The most memorable for Hampton Roads was Irene, which...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 5:49 AM
Have you ever been chatted up at an inopportune time?
That happened Tuesday to Wayne Bertsch, a lobbyist who was in the state Capitol getting ready to speak out against changes proposed by regulators for hurricane insurance discounts.
| Dec 12, 2011
| 9:44 AM
Last Feb. 27, Project: Prom Dress raised $4,000 to benefit the American Red Cross in Howard County. The next day, a fire swept through an apartment complex in Columbia and, just like that, the funds were completely spent on the four families displaced...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 6:04 AM
Citizens Property Insurance’s board will consider approving a plan Wednesday to shrink and reduce its financial risk to Floridians.
All automobile and property insurance policyholders in the state would be charged fees if a major hurricane...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 5:28 PM
Having dodged a bullet when this week’s rainfall was not as heavy as anticipated, officials continue to call on La Cañada Flintridge residents to clear away yard waste and debris generated by the recent windstorm before more rain arrives.
| Dec 21, 2011
| 9:02 AM
With the holidays in full swing and the first day of winter arriving on Thursday, no one wants to think about the upcoming hurricane season.
Just the same, WSI, part of The Weather Channel Companies, released its initial projections for 2012 on...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 10:56 AM
Citizens Property Insurance should raise rates by more than the 10 percent allowed under state law and it should reduce coverage, according to a recent report from Florida State University's storm risk management center.
The report comes weeks before the...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 12:44 PM
Scientists say the huge sediment plume that lumbered down Chesapeake Bay following Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee didn’t cause the widespread damage they feared.
The Susquehanna Flats, a circular area where the Susquehanna River meets the...
| Jun 13, 2011
| 3:53 PM
Your insurance rates are set to skyrocket. We are about to feel the same premium pain felt on the coast, where the cost of hurricane insurance is almost making home ownership unaffordable.
It doesn't matter that Orlando hasn't been hit by a hurricane...
| Jun 16, 2011
| 8:52 AM
The same people who have been battling wildfires in South Florida in past weeks might end up saving your life, should a hurricane hit. With little fanfare, they’ve helped scores of people in past storms.
These are the firefighters, foresters and...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 4:50 PM
Smiths Detection developed the portable emergency room to treat soldiers on the battlefield.
But the tornado that tore through Joplin, Mo., last month, executives at the Edgewood manufacturer say, showed another potential use.
The twister, one of the...