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Hurricane Irene (2011)

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  • Hampton Roads prepares to welcome a nasty storm with a sweet song: "Goodnight, Irene"

    Hampton Roads prepares to welcome a nasty storm with a sweet song: "Goodnight, Irene"
    All hurricanes have names, but this one has its own theme song, and a great one at that. "Goodnight, Irene" is a classic American folk song credited to Huddie "Leadbelly" Ledbetter. In the 1950s, the song became a No. 1 hit for The Weavers and has since...
  • Interactive map: Hurricane Irene's path

    Interactive map: Hurricane Irene's path
  • Reyes helps lead Orioles to four-game sweep of Twins

    Reyes helps lead Orioles to four-game sweep of Twins
    Despite their first four-game sweep in more than a year, one that culminated with Thursday's 6-1 victory against the reeling Minnesota Twins, the Orioles seem to understand life isn't about to get any easier as they return home Friday. They're...
  • Post Hurricane Irene: Breezy Friday and baking hot weekend

    Post Hurricane Irene: Breezy Friday and baking hot weekend
    In the wake of Hurricane Irene, South Florida should see a mostly sunny yet still breezy day. There also is a good chance of rain. Friday's forecast calls for highs in the low 90s with feels-like temperatures of more than 100 degrees. Lows in the upper...
  • Amtrak Cancels More Trains In Preparation For Irene

    Amtrak Cancels More Trains In Preparation For Irene
    August 26, 2011 6:00 p.m. EDT As Hurricane Irene continues to advance, Amtrak is canceling more East Coast trains with service reductions beginning on Saturday, Aug. 27, and no trains operating in the Northeast on Sunday, Aug. 28. The cancellations...
  • Gloucester schools, offices to close early on Friday

    As Hurricane Irene bears down on Hampton Roads, the Gloucester County Public School System will close early on Friday. In an email sent Thursday afternoon, Superintendent Ben Kiser made the announcement through an assistant. Here's other information in...
  • Thursday mailbox -- the Koodie reviews Gino's

    Thursday mailbox -- the Koodie reviews Gino's
    We were just not really sent a memo forbidding us to use Goodnight Irene in headlines. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing recommendations for residents in states that might be affected by Hurricane...
  • Hurricane Irene's impact looking worse

    Hurricane Irene's impact looking worse
    Hurricane Irene continues to strengthen, and forecast storm tracks are trending closer to the mid-Atlantic beaches. All signs for this storm appear to be looking worse Thursday afternoon, instead of better. Irene risksAdd to that the saturating rains we'...
  • Southwest, AirTran issue travel waivers for East Coast cities

    Southwest, AirTran issue travel waivers for East Coast cities
    If Hurricane Irene continues on its current path, air travelers with flights anywhere from Norfolk to New England should probably plan on staying put this weekend. Earlier this afternoon, both AirTran and Southwest Airlines, the largest carrier at...
  • Events and venue closings due to Hurricane Irene

    Events and venue closings due to Hurricane Irene
    Send info about openings and closings to healthcalendar@baltsun.com. What's open •The Maryland State Fair at the Timonium Fairgrounds will re-open Sunday at noon following an inspection of the grounds and rides. •The Town of Ocean City will...
  • Fells Point bars plan on staying open despite Hurricane Irene; prepare with sandbags, kayaks

    Fells Point bars plan on staying open despite Hurricane Irene; prepare with sandbags, kayaks
    It was around dinnertime September 2003 when Hurricane Isabel wreaked havoc on the Chesapeake Bay, causing some of the worst flooding in 70 years. Waters reached up to eight feet above normal tides. Thousands had to be evacuated. Property damage...