| Aug 24, 2014
| 8:46 PM
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...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 11:42 AM
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.
| Jul 29, 2014
| 7:21 PM
— 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...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 10:06 PM
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...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 9:44 AM
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.
| May 6, 2014
| 10:35 AM
No matter who or what is ultimately deemed responsible for last week's dramatic landslide that caused a major portion of East 26th Street to collapse onto adjoining CSX tracks, it's clear that unusually heavy rains played a role. The hillside was...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 12:16 PM
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...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 4:15 AM
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-...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 8:56 AM
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...
| May 7, 2013
The state Public Utility Commission issued a report today to state lawmakers about how electric companies performed during Hurricane Sandy. Overall, the commission gave utilities high marks, but suggested areas for improvement. Utilities turned to...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 3:24 PM
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...