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Hurricane Irene (2011)

A collection of news and information related to Hurricane Irene (2011) published by this site and its partners.

Top Hurricane Irene (2011) Articles

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  • BGE sticks it to customers

    After leaving Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. customers without power for up to eight days and with a poorly functioning customer service line in the wake of Hurricane Irene, it's appalling that Constellation Energy Group would have the nerve to turn...
  • Park Quest ends with prizes and praise

    For many participants in this year's Park Quest, the summer of 2011 presented its own set of challenges aside from coordinating a family's weekends and vacations. Rain. Heat. Even a hurricane. Yet that didn't deter some 250 families of the 1,000 who...
  • Education briefs

    AACC schedule revision Anne Arundel Community College has revised its fall academic calendar to make up for days lost because of Hurricane Irene. All four of the college's fall sessions will be extended by two or three days, and some exam schedules may...
  • Deloris Walters, a Harford original

    Editor: There are people we know who really are part of the fabric of our lives. A son or daughter, a close relative, or a friend who you just can't live without…they all touch us in ways to complete our time on this earth. Yet, every now and then...
  • Record rainfall brings a multitude of mushrooms

    Record rainfall brings a multitude of mushrooms
    Baltimore is being invaded by flying saucers — in fungal form. Airborne spores, driven by the summer's record rains, have been alighting in backyards, gardens, farm fields and forests throughout the Mid-Atlantic region (in short, wherever there...
  • Irene, Lee pump plenty of sewage discharges into York, Piankatank rivers

    There's a reason swimming in local rivers isn't advisable following big storms. Between Aug. 26 and Sept. 10, hundreds of thousands of gallons of sewage and wastewater washed into the York and Piankatank rivers, courtesy of Hurricane Irene and Tropical...
  • Customers vent to PSC about BGE's performance in Irene

    Customers of Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. asked Maryland's energy regulator to hold the utility accountable for what they described as poor performance in the wake of Hurricane Irene, which left 756,000 people without power, some for as long as eight...
  • Great Dismal Swamp fire approaches two months

    ++++++++++++++++++++ || Note: This article appeared in the Sept. 24 edition of the Daily Press The Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge continues to burn despite nearly 15 inches of rain that has fallen since the wildfire began Aug. 4. "We're...
  • Bay sediment plume under study by VIMS

    Bay sediment plume under study by VIMS
    Chesapeake Bay water isn't just salty anymore. It's gritty. An eye-popping sediment plume caused by torrential rains from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee has drifted into Chesapeake Bay and is under study by Virginia Institute of Marine Science...
  • Consumer advocate seeks deeper inquiry into BGE storm response

    Maryland's consumer advocate wants the state energy regulator to conduct a "more in-depth investigation" into Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.'s performance in the wake of Hurricane Irene. The Office of People's Counsel, which represents consumers in...
  • Tree removed but damaged W. Baltimore sidewalk not repaired

    The problem: A West Baltimore sidewalk damaged after a tree was toppled by Hurricane Irene has not been repaired. The backstory: Irene wreaked plenty of havoc across the Baltimore area, taking down tree limbs and utility poles. One street tree that fell...