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Hurricane Irene (2011)

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Top Hurricane Irene (2011) Articles

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  • Climate change is here [Editorial]

    Climate change is here  [Editorial]
    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...
  • Short bridge, lengthy inconvenience on Albert Street, Allentown

    Q: I live on the south side of Allentown. I believe it was a year ago when the bridge on Albert Street after the Chapel Avenue split was closed. I was wondering if there were any plans to reopen the bridge any time soon. Albert Street is a handy...
  • 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...
  • After Sandy, a stunned Northeast struggles to its feet

    After Sandy, a stunned Northeast struggles to its feet
    In New York and New Jersey, Sandy lived up to its advance billing as a once-in-a-lifetime megastorm, a deadly collision of tropical and arctic forces that hammered the coastline with mountainous waves and winds and swamped lower Manhattan with record...
  • BGE works to restore power to thousands of residents

    BGE works to restore power to thousands of residents
    Dale Lucas' horse farm in Baltimore County lost power during Hurricane Irene last year. It lost power for six days when the derecho blew through in June. And it lost power again Monday night. Losing electricity has become such a problem for the 22-...
  • Is Sandy a taste of things to come?

    Is Sandy a taste of things to come?
    We should not be surprised. That's the view of many climate scientists as they survey the destruction wrought by the superstorm that ravaged the Northeast this week. The melting of Arctic ice, rising sea levels, the warming atmosphere and changes 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...