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Hurricane Irene (2011)

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Top Hurricane Irene (2011) Articles

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  • 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...
  • U.S. Olympic hopefuls turn to crowd-funding to pay way to Sochi

    U.S. Olympic hopefuls turn to crowd-funding to pay way to Sochi
    Her shoes are made special, with scores of tiny spikes to grip the ice, and they never seem to last long enough. The steel runners for her sled cost more than $6,000 and the airlines charge $100 each way to carry her equipment to international races....
  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • In the Wake of Hurricane Sandy, Should Connecticut Lawmakers Address Land-Use Along the Shore?

    In the Wake of Hurricane Sandy, Should Connecticut Lawmakers Address Land-Use Along the Shore?
    Here's an ugly thought to bring up while people along Connecticut's coast are still struggling to rebuild their shattered homes and lives: Maybe Sandy wasn't bad enough. Maybe what we really need to knock some sense into us about how we handle our...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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......
  • It's report card time for electric companies, for their performance during Hurricane Sandy

     
    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...