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Hurricane Damage

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  • Beware those "lesser" hurricanes

     
    We have a natural tendency to discount the "weaker" hurricanes, those Cat. 1 and 2 cyclones that seem so run-of-the-mill compared with the Cat. 4 and 5 beasts that show up from time to time.But the smaller tempests are sometimes......
  • Louisiana wetlands loss continues, decrease not as dramatic

     
    Efforts to slow the dramatic loss of Louisiana wetlands appear to be paying off, according to a new study by federal scientists. A report released by the U.S. Geological Survey this month found that the rate of wetland loss has......
  • Resident: Wind sounded like a ‘hurricane’

     
    Naperville resident Bob Calderon once lived in Florida, and is no stranger to strong storms. And though he’s lived in Naperville for 13 years, when …...
  • Sainted Republican was apostate on debt ceiling issue!

     
    Congress consistently brings the government to the edge of default before facing its responsibility. This brinkmanship threatens the holders of government bonds and those who rely on Social Security and veterans benefits. Interest rates would skyrocket....
  • Strategic Petroleum Reserve: Bad gas

     
    President Obama can't seem to get a break. The unemployment rate is down (from 9.8% in November to 8.9% in February), which is great news for the economic recovery. But now the cost of oil has skyrocketed, resulting in astronomical......
  • Limiting insurance in Md. hurricane zone okayed

     
    Maryland's People's Insurance Counsel has lost again in its bid to overturn a decision by Allstate Insurance Company to stop writing new property insurance policies in portions of 11 counties in the state that it regards as most prone to catastrophic...
  • Hurricane names Igor and Tomas are retired

     
    Dozens of deaths and hundreds of millions of dollars in damage have prompted the World Meteorological Organization to retire two names from last season's roster of Atlantic hurricanes.Igor and Tomas will be replaced on the 2016 names list by Ian......
  • Chef from Luzerne County to compete on Top Chef Masters

     
    A chef originally from Luzerne County will be one of 12 award-winning chefs competing on the third season of Bravo's “Top Chef Masters” which will begin airing Wednesdays on April 6. The show premieres at 11 p.m. April 6 and......
  • HBO's 'Treme' -- Season 2 starts April 24

     
    Season two of the David Simon/Eric Overmyer New Orleans drama "Treme" will start April 24, HBO announced Thursday.The cycle will consist of 11 episodes and air on Sunday nights on television's top channel. Jon Seda, one-time member of the ensemble for...
  • Another power play from the billboard industry

     
    The clout of the billboard industry in Tallahassee is something to behold. Its pals in the Legislature and the state Department of Transportation have been eagerly doing its bidding for years. After the hurricanes of 2004 and 2005, the state allowed the...
  • Major property insurance changes approved, including provisions allowing higher rates

     
    By Julie Patel, Staff Writer The state Legislature approved major home insurance changes late Thursday. If signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott, SB 408 wil: Allow insurers to raise premiums by up to 15 percent a year for reinsurance costs; Shorten the...