| Jan 20, 2015
| 11:48 AM
No one is going to mistake NOAA for being Disney.
Nonetheless, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has produced a short video that explains the dangers of storm surge - in a pretty entertaining fashion.
The video employs a "fast draw"...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 3:26 PM
By addressing national issues in his recent State of the State speech, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie took another step toward a presidential campaign. As a New Jersey Republican, I should be one of the first in line to support him. But, boy, does he make...
| Jan 25, 2015
| 8:23 PM
Snowplows at the ready, the Northeast braced for what forecasters warned could be a “crippling and potentially historic blizzard” that could dump up to 3 feet of snow from Philadelphia to Boston starting Monday.
Tens of millions of...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 3:30 PM
— The restoration of a storm-ravaged section of A1A hits a milestone Tuesday, when traffic in both directions shifts to new pavement on the road's west side between Northeast 14th Court and Northeast 16th Street.
That area's new brick paver...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 3:45 PM
As a powerful blizzard barreled toward the Northeast, commuters were learning the hard way that it was becoming more difficult to get anywhere from here.
For a region that lives on its roads and mass transit, the late afternoon and evening hours of...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 7:46 PM
Sidewalks vanished beneath white mounds. The view of Manhattan was swallowed in a mass of gray. The lights even went out on Broadway. And that was before the storm trumpeted as a potentially record-setting blizzard had fully settled over the frigid...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 5:48 PM
CAMDEN, N.J. — A federal judge appeared to favor a Jersey shore town's arguments that New Jersey can't proceed with a plan to widen beaches and build protective sand dunes without letting the owners challenge the proposal.
Judge Renee Marie Bumb...
| Jan 11, 2015
| 10:42 PM
Hurricane predictions are about to become more accurate – and possibly more long-range.
That's thanks to two government supercomputers, which will be upgraded this month to perform a staggering 1.5 quadrillion operations per second, an enormous...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 7:12 PM
The smoking televisions, popping light bulbs and sparking wall plugs in Bushkill Township homes Tuesday night followed the failure of a Met-Ed transformer, a utility company spokesman said Wednesday.
"We had a transformer failure and it affected about...
| Jan 31, 2015
| 6:26 PM
Not since Alexander Graham Bell twisted pairs of wires together in the 1870s has the simple telephone technology that has served Americans for generations — the landline — faced such a threat to its existence.
It's not just that droves of...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 12:13 PM
DuPage County is vying for federal dollars that would help address persistent flooding problems throughout the area.
The county is throwing its hat into the National Disaster Resilience Competition, an effort aimed at helping local communities rebuild...