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Hurricane Irene (2011)

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Top Hurricane Irene (2011) Articles

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  • 764 million reasons to smile

    764 million reasons to smile
    Steamed crabs, cream of crab soup, crab cakes, crab imperial, soft shell crab, deviled crab, corn and crab chowder, crab bisque, crab dip, crab salad, crab fritters, crab ravioli, crab pie, crab quiche — but that's probably enough for the first day....
  • Baltimore Messenger honored by MDDC press association

    Baltimore Messenger honored by MDDC press association
    The Baltimore Messenger won 10 awards in the Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Asociation's 2012 editorial contest. Winners were announced April 20. Kathleen Reynolds won first place for Sports Page Design, for a preview of the boys lacrosse season. Editor...
  • Final Food Distribution for Flood Victims

    Final Food Distribution for Flood Victims
    On Wednesday, April 25th @ 2:00 pm, households impacted by the flooding caused by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee can report to Lebanon County Christian Ministries, 250 S. 7th Street, Lebanon, to receive temporary food assistance.  To qualify,...
  • BGE officials voice support for some burying of power lines

    BGE officials voice support for some burying of power lines
    Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. officials told state energy regulators Thursday that major changes to the electricity grid, including burying some power lines and more aggressively trimming trees, are needed to prevent long-term outages like the one that...
  • The light goes on at BGE

    The light goes on at BGE
    After two massive, widespread, multi-day power outages in less than a year and thousands of complaints from angry customers left in the dark, literally and figuratively, it can now safely be said that Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. gets it. Company...
  • Kevin Hunt: Family Still Not Back In Home After Snow Damage Two Winters Ago

    In the most optimistic scenario, Cristine and Ron Kern will move back into their Marlborough split-level ranch sometime in mid-October, the storm damage repaired. Curious storm trackers, of course, are already wondering which storm penetrated the Kerns'...
  • Power outage backlash

    Power outage backlash
    Even before the Public Service Commission has heard a single hour of testimony about the response by Pepco and Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. to the recent derecho storm that knocked out power to more than a million Marylanders, the verdict is in — at...
  • Conveying MJ's message

    I knew that snow was in the forecast, but when I woke up this past Monday morning and looked outside my window, I had to rub the sleepies out of my eyes and do a double-take. That was the moment in which I almost cried. As much as I love snow, the fact...
  • 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...
  • Letter: Eastern Shore senator questions state's plan for dealing with sediment behind Conowingo Dam

    This letter was sent to the head of the Maryland Department of Environment and a similar one was sent to the head of the Department of Natural Resources. A copy was provided for publication. In August, the U.S. Geological Survey published a report...
  • 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...