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Hurricane Irene (2011)

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Top Hurricane Irene (2011) Articles

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Ocean City evacuates visitors and some residents; others stay to brave Sandy

    Ocean City evacuates visitors and some residents; others stay to brave Sandy
    Residents and tourists deserted downtown Ocean City on Sunday afternoon after officials ordered an evacuation of the town's southernmost blocks as Hurricane Sandy began to whip the shores. But at the Purple Moose Saloon on the Boardwalk, owner Gary...
  • Update: Hurricane Sandy forces closures for Broadway, concerts, museums

    Update: Hurricane Sandy forces closures for Broadway, concerts, museums
    Hurricane Sandy has forced many cultural institutions in the Mid-Atlantic region to close their doors and cancel performances. In New York, Broadway shows that perform on Mondays have canceled their scheduled evening performances. That includes "Annie,"...
  • Comparing Hurricanes Irene and Sandy

    GIF of a comparison between Hurricane Irene and Hurricane Sandy.
  • Power returning to parts of the region, but 186,000 BGE customers still out

    Power returning to parts of the region, but 186,000 BGE customers still out
    Power outages hit a plateau early Tuesday morning and began creeping downward, with about 186,000 Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. customers without electricity at noon, according to the company. The company said it has restored power to about 114,000...
  • 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......