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Hurricane Irene (2011)

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Top Hurricane Irene (2011) Articles

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  • Record-setting storm drenches N.Y. area, leaves highways underwater

    Record-setting storm drenches N.Y. area, leaves highways underwater
    Some records are broken. Others are smashed beyond belief. The rain that hit the New York City suburbs late Tuesday and early Wednesday clearly fell into the latter category, dumping a remarkable 13.1 inches of rain in just a few hours. Major highways...
  • Toomey amendment to highway bill fails in Senate

    — Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania sought unsuccessfully Tuesday to skip most environmental reviews for road and bridge repairs triggered by natural disasters, describing the review process as time-consuming and costly. Opponents said there is...
  • Hurricane Arthur ruining July Fourth for 250,000 N.C. beachgoers

    Hurricane Arthur ruining July Fourth for 250,000 N.C. beachgoers
    North Carolina’s fragile Outer Banks braced Thursday for what the local tourism industry hopes will be a glancing blow from Hurricane Arthur that will disrupt Fourth of July holiday plans, but not cause major damage or upheaval. Arthur developed...
  • Hurricane Arthur makes landfall at Cape Lookout, N.C.

    Hurricane Arthur makes landfall at Cape Lookout, N.C.
    Wielding 100-mph winds and punishing rain, Hurricane Arthur made landfall late Thursday at Cape Lookout, N.C., threatening severe flooding and wind damage as it disrupted the July 4 holiday for a quarter-million beachgoers. The first named storm of...
  • Frequent coastal flooding spells disaster for some towns

    Frequent coastal flooding spells disaster for some towns
    WALLOPS ISLAND. Va. — Missions flown from the NASA base here have documented some of the most dramatic evidence of a warming planet over the past 20 years: the melting of polar ice, a force contributing to a global rise in ocean levels. The...
  • Edward Hirsch's ode to a lost son

    Edward Hirsch's ode to a lost son
    First, a few facts: Edward Hirsch's son, Gabriel, died on Aug. 27, 2011, at age 22. Hurricane Irene was making landfall in New York. The previous evening, he went to a party in New Jersey, where he took GHB (known in the vernacular as Grievous Bodily...
  • A Bechtel family affair for 80 years

    When Annie V. Bechtel died in 1915, her husband, Howard P. Bechtel, took off from Berks County and headed to California, leaving behind eight children to be split up and raised by relatives. Those eight children reunited as adults in 1934 when they held...
  • Review: 'For You the Traveller' edited by Nabil Sabio Azadi

    Review: 'For You the Traveller' edited by Nabil Sabio Azadi
    A couple years ago, Nabil Sabio Azadi crashed on Heather Feather's couch for about three weeks. He was her friend's brother, and he'd made it to New York just in time for Hurricane Irene. -------------------- This piece first ran in Printers Row...
  • Devastating Winds Raked State During Historic Hurricanes

    Devastating Winds Raked State During Historic Hurricanes
    In August 1635, Connecticut consisted of a tiny settlement in Wethersfield and a crude fort in Old Saybrook. This was probably a good thing. It limited the devastation when the Great Colonial Hurricane arrived. The ocean surge from this welcome-to-the-...
  • Silopanna Music Festival to return this year

    Silopanna Music Festival to return this year
    After taking 2013 off, the Silopanna Music Festival will return on Aug. 16 at Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds in Crownsville, Rams Head Promotions announced today. The lineup and other information, including ticket prices, will be announced in the...
  • South Carolina's Folly Beach offers low-pressure, Lowcountry fun

    South Carolina's Folly Beach offers low-pressure, Lowcountry fun
    CHARLESTON, S.C. — Charleston may have a reputation for expensive (and often starched) elegance, but there are options for vacationers who want to kick back at a low-pressure Lowcountry beach. Welcome to Folly Beach. —In a nutshell...