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Hurricane Irene (2011)

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Top Hurricane Irene (2011) Articles

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  • The first grades are in on how power companies responded to Hurricane Sandy

     
    Many people were steamed at their electric company after sitting in the cold and dark for days following Hurricane Sandy. Many of them unfortunately had the same experience last year when Hurricane Irene blew through, and again when a freak......
  • Justin McLeod's Blog

    Justin McLeod's Blog
    August 15 Goodbye They say all good things must come to an end.  With that, I'm leaving WDBJ and the news business.  I've accepted a position as the community relations coordinator for Roanoke City Schools.  There are several reasons why I'm switching...
  • The light goes on at BGE

    The light goes on at BGE
    After two massive, widespread, multi-day power outages in less than a year and thousands of complaints from angry customers left in the dark, literally and figuratively, it can now safely be said that Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. gets it. Company...
  • Power outage backlash

    Power outage backlash
    Even before the Public Service Commission has heard a single hour of testimony about the response by Pepco and Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. to the recent derecho storm that knocked out power to more than a million Marylanders, the verdict is in — at...
  • Preparing your home for storms

    Preparing your home for storms
    Jill Sorensen's basement flooded after a winter storm knocked out her power, then again in 2011 during Hurricane Irene. What stopped another encore performance during last year's derecho? She'd installed a sump pump that uses her home's water pressure to...
  • Letter: Eastern Shore senator questions state's plan for dealing with sediment behind Conowingo Dam

    This letter was sent to the head of the Maryland Department of Environment and a similar one was sent to the head of the Department of Natural Resources. A copy was provided for publication. In August, the U.S. Geological Survey published a report...
  • Trees draw scrutiny in battle to keep the lights on

    Trees draw scrutiny in battle to keep the lights on
    No one seemed to know who owned the unhealthy trees in the alley behind Rexmere Road in Baltimore, the ones growing amid the electrical lines, but there was no mystery about the cause of every power outage around there. Meetings were organized. Baltimore...
  • Researcher aims to take guesswork out of utilities' storm preparations

    Researcher aims to take guesswork out of utilities' storm preparations
    If a hurricane threatens to barrel up the Chesapeake Bay in the next month, many Marylanders will watch the forecast with dread. Memories of spending days without power after Hurricane Irene and the June derecho are fresh and painful. Utilities such as...
  • Central Pennsylvania bracing for Hurricane Sandy

    Central Pennsylvania bracing for Hurricane Sandy
    People up and down the east coast are preparing for Hurricane Sandy. The major storm is churning through the Caribbean and is expected to make its way up the coast before turning back inland and finding its way to Central Pennsylvania. It's hard to...
  • Lehigh Valley prepares for powder keg dubbed 'Frankenstorm'

    Predictions for the hybrid storm bearing down on the Northeast keep worsening and the tone of the coverage is growing ever more strident, so it's no wonder the phone at Ice Cream World has been ringing off the hook. No one's looking to stock up on ice...
  • Bracing for Sandy

    Bracing for Sandy
    Pennsylvania remained in Hurricane Sandy's crosshairs Sunday, with forecasters predicting a one-two punch of wind and rain to start hitting the Lehigh Valley late tonight. Although a degree of uncertainty remains about the storm's precise path, there...