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Hurricane Irene (2011)

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Top Hurricane Irene (2011) Articles

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  • House committee holds hearing on electric reliability after severe weather

    House committee holds hearing on electric reliability after severe weather
    The Pennsylvania House Democratic Policy Committee held a hearing Thursday morning on the topic of "Electric Reliability." The hearing comes months after Central PA was hit with three major weather events, Hurricane Irene in August, Tropical Storm Lee...
  • VIMS professor to talk earthquakes on Thursday

    A Virginia Institute of Marine Science geology professor will discuss earthquakes on Thursday, placing in its historic and geologic context the August temblor that rumbled beneath Virginia. The 5.8 magnitude earthquake, hitting just days before Hurricane...
  • Christmas gifts for and from Baltimore food-lovers: Berger Cookies

    Christmas gifts for and from Baltimore food-lovers: Berger Cookies
    Remember the municipal panic that set in when flooding from Hurricane Irene put a stall in the delivery of Berger Cookies. It just goes to show you, you can never be too prepared. Berger Cookies are available for ordering online, packed in two-pound...
  • 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...
  • Burying an entire region's power cables simply isn't feasible

    People are angry over the slow pace of restoring power following Hurricane Irene and the snow storms last winter. But BGE employees worked 130-hour weeks, and I'm sure the phone company was just as busy. People were brought in from 12 other states to...
  • See the entire 2011 hurricane season - in 4.5 minutes

    See the entire 2011 hurricane season - in 4.5 minutes
    Want to see the entire 2011 hurricane season - and all 19 of its storms - in 4.5 minutes? Check out the attached video, furnished by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Thanks to satellite imagery, it shows how the clouds seem to boil...
  • City to receive FEMA reimbursements for Hurricane Irene expenses

    The city government will be able to use some reimbursement funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to cover certain costs incurred when the city was hit by Hurricane Irene in August. An emergency declaration put into effect by President...
  • Sewage leaks foul Baltimore streams, harbor

    Sewage leaks foul Baltimore streams, harbor
    Heavy rains routinely trigger big sewage overflows in Baltimore, but there is growing evidence that chronic leaks from the region's aging, cracked sewer lines are a bigger threat to public health. Though storm-fed spills can be dramatic, Baltimore's'...
  • GOP presidential field outdoes itself again and again

    GOP presidential field outdoes itself again and again
    Well, it's about time. At last we have a candidate with the guts to close down our embassy in Iran were she elected president. Thank you, Michele Bachmann. Oh — and thank you Jimmy Carter as well, since he closed down the embassy there in 1980 in...
  • Missing Woman's Jeans, Cell Phone, Found in Serial Killer Case

    Missing Woman's Jeans, Cell Phone, Found in Serial Killer Case
    Suffolk County Police Commissioner, Richard Dormer, confirmed Wednesday that police searching Oak Beach marshes believe they've found the jeans, shoes, cell phone and pocketbook belonging to missing New Jersey prostitute, Shannan Gilbert. Now, Dormer...
  • City of Hampton will take over management of Fort Monroe fishing pier

    News release from the City of Hampton: The Fort Monroe Authority and the City of Hampton are pleased to announce a joint agreement to open the Engineers Fishing Pier at Fort Monroe on December 9. In the agreement, the City of Hampton will assume the day-...