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Hurricane Irene (2011)

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Top Hurricane Irene (2011) Articles

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  • 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...
  • How well will your cell phone work during Hurricane Irene or other potential disaster?

    How well will your cell phone work during Hurricane Irene or other potential disaster?
    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...
  • How to help sea turtles beached by Hurricane Irene

    How to help sea turtles beached by Hurricane Irene
    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...
  • 2011 storm season was a breeze - except for Irene

    2011 storm season was a breeze - except for Irene
    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...
  • South Carolina's Folly Beach offers low-pressure, Lowcountry fun

    South Carolina's Folly Beach offers low-pressure, Lowcountry fun
    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...
  • How to plan for hurricanes when you travel

    How to plan for hurricanes when you travel
    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...
  • The Symphony of Construction

    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...
  • That Highlonesome Sound

    That Highlonesome Sound
    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...
  • Earthquake. Hurricane. What disaster is next?

    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....
  • South Florida gas jumps $1 a gallon from a year ago but electricity cheaper than nation's

    South Florida gas jumps $1 a gallon from a year ago but  electricity cheaper than nation's
    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...