| 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...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 10:45 AM
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...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 8:45 AM
Among the biggest questions for cell phone users is how well will my cell phone work during a hurricane or other disaster?
Will you have a strong signal? Will the cell phone towers in your neighborhood be able to handle increased traffic that will likely...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 7:59 AM
Young sea turtles beached by Hurricane Irene may need some help.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says the storm may have tossed them from the mats of seaweed that serve as their home when they first enter the ocean. The commission...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 12:30 PM
So many storms, so few hits.
That pretty much sums up the 2011 Atlantic storm season. Except one of those hits was Hurricane Irene, which triggered the worst flooding in decades in 10 states along the East Coast, including New York and New Jersey. The...
| May 14, 2012
| 6:46 AM
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Charleston may have a reputation for expensive (and often starched) elegance, but there are options for vacationers who want to kick back at a low-pressure Lowcountry beach. Welcome to Folly Beach.
—In a nutshell...
| Sep 2, 2011
You can't plan for Hurricane Irene any more, but the hurricane season is just beginning and you can plan for the next one. Any time you prepay for any travel service, you have money at risk, and you want to make sure that if a future hurricane threatens...
| Aug 27, 2011
| 1:43 PM
ArtServe, which helps creative types develop the marketing and business skills they need to actually make a go of it as working artists, seemed as good a place as any to take the pulse of the art community. Also, as good a place as any to score free...
| Aug 28, 2011
| 3:39 PM
Noah Tyson of Highlonesome
The Poorhouse has been cleaned up for a few years now. Gone are the days when the women’s bathroom would leak foul-smelling water out onto the floor by the back bar. Indeed, the back bar itself is gone, replaced by a...
| Aug 29, 2011
| 4:11 PM
If this past week was not a wake-up call to make sure you are financially prepared to survive a natural disaster, what is?
Marylanders barely had time to get over the earthquake last Tuesday before they had to brace for Hurricane Irene over the weekend....
| Aug 30, 2011
| 9:56 AM
South Florida drivers were paying a buck more for a gallon of gasoline in July than what they were paying a year ago, according to a federal report released Tuesday.
South Florida consumers were also paying 40 percent more in July than the U.S. city...