| Nov 3, 2012
Sandy hit Madison and several other Connecticut towns Monday with hurricane-force gusts, causing undetermined damage, but it would have cost homeowners across the state thousands of dollars each if it actually sustained those winds.
Insurers that once...
| 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, 2012
| 8:40 AM
Could "Isaac" bring the rain we need to make up for the 5" to 8" rainfall deficits in parts of the region? At this point, it's a long shot. However, if you look at a few of the forecast models, it's still a remote possibility.
The storm is forecast to...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 8:00 PM
It's been a quiet hurricane season in the Lehigh Valley so far, but forgetting about the devastation that the big storms can cause might add up to a gloomy forecast for the future.
It was almost exactly a year ago that Hurricane Irene knocked the...
| Aug 29, 2012
As you get older, time tends to get away from you.
Mostly, it accelerates.
Usually this is not good: It can't be time for another colonoscopy, can it?
I was thinking about this — time, not colonoscopies — Tuesday morning as I stood at...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 7:04 AM
The remnants of Isaac are still causing heavy rainfall in our area and flash flood warnings have been issued.
The Red Crossoffers the following flood safety tips: •
- People should listen to weather reports for updates and stay alert for extended...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 6:29 AM
With the Atlantic hurricane season now under way, the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency reminds residents to always be prepared for the possibility of severe weather.
"Last year, the remnants of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee brought...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 9:45 PM
This is the political season. So you can expect to hear a lot of lies, and we do. "The stimulus did not create one single job." (John Boehner) "Barack Obama is the most dangerous president in modern history." (Newt Gingrich) "I was a severely conservative...
| Jun 22, 2012
| 5:55 AM
After a spate of bad news about the Chesapeake Bay's health, here's an uptick: the "dead zone" that forms every spring is smaller than average so far this year.
Water sampling done in early June by the Department of Natural Resources found dissolved...
| Jun 24, 2012
| 12:57 PM
The "dead zone" that forms every spring in the Chesapeake Bay is smaller than average so far this year, state officials report.
Water sampling done in early June by the Department of Natural Resources found dissolved oxygen levels too low to be...
| Jul 8, 2012
| 8:20 AM
At long last, a cold front will snap a stubborn heat wave that has roasted much of the country for more than a week.
However, the front is also expected to bring storms as it moves through the Midwest and Northeast on Sunday.
The front has already...