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Hurricane Irene (2011)

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Top Hurricane Irene (2011) Articles

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  • Ask Tom why: The "hurricane cones" for hurricanes this year seem to be narrow compared to the cones in recent years. What is the explanation?

    Dear Tom, The "hurricane cones" for hurricanes this year seem to be narrow compared to the cones in recent years. In particular, the cone for Hurricane Irene was very narrow. What is the explanation? —Tic Michaels Dear Tic, Indeed, "track...
  • Carnival Pride will arrive back in Baltimore early Saturday

    Carnival Pride will arrive back in Baltimore early Saturday
    The Carnival Pride cruise ship will arrive back at the Port of Baltimore on Saturday, a day earlier than scheduled, in an effort to avoid Hurricane Irene. Passengers will begin debarkation from the ship at 7 a.m. Afterwards, the cruise ship will be...
  • Large and powerful Irene heads for Outer Banks, Maryland resorts

    Large and powerful Irene heads for Outer Banks, Maryland resorts
    Hurricane Irene, already a 120-mph powerhouse with tropical storm winds 230 miles from its center, was turning toward North Carolina's Outer Banks late Wednesday en route to a very wet and potentially dangerous weekend encounter with Maryland's Eastern...
  • Ocean City enacts Irene emergency plan; asks visitors to postpone beach trips

    Ocean City enacts Irene emergency plan; asks visitors to postpone beach trips
    Visitors who were hoping for a last beach hurrah this weekend can thank Hurricane Irene for putting a fork in their plans. The Town of Ocean City today enacted Phase I of its emergency plan as the storm continues on a path toward the mid-Atlantic that...
  • Ocean City ordered to evacuate ahead of Hurricane Irene

    Ocean City ordered to evacuate ahead of Hurricane Irene
    As Hurricane Irene moves closer to Maryland, Annapolis MayorJoshua J. Cohen declared a State of Emergency within the city limits, effective 10 a.m. Friday, urging residents in low-lying areas to evacuate by Saturday afternoon. Worcester County also...
  • Silopanna Music Festival canceled because of Hurricane Irene

    Silopanna Music Festival canceled because of Hurricane Irene
    The inaugural Silopanna Music Festival, which was scheduled to take place in Crownsville Saturday, has been cancelled because of Hurricane Irene, promoters Rams Head Group said in a statement this morning. Organizers and performers were concerned about...
  • Events and venue closings due to Hurricane Irene

    Events and venue closings due to Hurricane Irene
    Send info about openings and closings to healthcalendar@baltsun.com. What's open •The Maryland State Fair at the Timonium Fairgrounds will re-open Sunday at noon following an inspection of the grounds and rides. •The Town of Ocean City will...
  • Interactive map: Hurricane Irene's path

    Interactive map: Hurricane Irene's path
  • Roskam: Days when government could just write disaster relief check are over

    Roskam: Days when government could just write disaster relief check are over
    Republican U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam today defended comments from House leadership contending that government funds for disaster relief from Hurricane Irene must be offset by spending cuts in the federal budget. The third-term congressman from Wheaton, a...
  • 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...
  • Irene giving local kite surfers a ride for their money

    Irene giving local kite surfers a ride for their money
    For a kite surfer, this time of year is regarded as the off season in south Florida. "No wind whatsoever" said Kate Jonson of Hallandale Beach,  "unless there's another storm we might have absolutely no good kite surfing conditions for months." At the...