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Hurricane Sandy (2012)

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Top Hurricane Sandy (2012) Articles

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  • MICA's 2013 Remodeler of the Year winners

    Projects such as historic restorations and whole-house redos reveal that beauty and excellence are in the details. Every year, the Maryland Improvement Contractor Association (MICA) selects winners for its Remodeler of the Year (ROYAL) Awards. Here,...
  • Installation of new generators part of upgrades at Savage water plant

    Installation of new generators part of upgrades at Savage water plant
    A project to install emergency generators at the Little Patuxent Water Reclamation Plant at 8900 Greenwood Place in Savage is scheduled to begin Monday. Three 2,500-kilowatt emergency power generators and 15-kilovolt switchgear will be installed to...
  • Private flood insurance offerings grow, but not for cheap subsidized policies

    Private flood insurance offerings grow, but not for cheap subsidized policies
    South Florida homeowners concerned about the rising cost of their flood insurance are being encouraged by the state to find out whether a policy written by a private company can save them money. So far, shoppers will find only a few companies competing...
  • Storms from 1,000 miles away can damage us

    Storms from 1,000 miles away can damage us
    It was a mushy tropical wave near Central Florida — yet it unleashed a torrent of rain that flooded streets from Miami to Jupiter on Tuesday. Whether a weak wave or a powerful hurricane, tropical systems can pound coastal areas even if they're 1,...
  • Divest from fossil fuels now [Letter]

    Divest from fossil fuels now [Letter]
    What good news! The morning after more than 400,000 activists turned out to protest climate change, major philanthropies pledged to divest from fossil fuel ("Philanthropies, including Rockefellers, and investors pledge $50 billion fossil fuel divestment,"...
  • Beware of coastal flooding in fall

    Beware of coastal flooding in fall
    With the moon bringing tides to seasonal highs, government officials are urging residents to be on guard for coastal flooding now through November. "These high tides may cause ocean and canal waters to rise above streets and seawalls in low-lying...
  • October: Less heat, more hurricanes

    October: Less heat, more hurricanes
    Ready for a break from the steamy heat and constant rain? If so, here comes October – along with cooler air and the end of the wet season. Unfortunately, it's also when we're most likely to be struck by a hurricane and see some of the year's...
  • NOAA's hurricane hunters due for overhaul

    NOAA's hurricane hunters due for overhaul
    After pounding through 183 hurricanes over the past 38 years, two Lockheed WP-3 Orion turboprops are almost ready for the junk heap. Yet new hurricane hunters could cost a prohibitive $300 million. Thanks to Hurricane Sandy, the National Oceanic and...
  • Saybrook Inn Celebrates 25 Years With New 'Taste' Menu

    Saybrook Inn Celebrates 25 Years With New 'Taste' Menu
    All Mary Tagliatela wanted was a small beach house on the water. "And this is what I got," she says, standing on the patio of the Saybrook Point Inn, Marina and Spa at a recent party to celebrate the hotel's 25th anniversary and to benefit the Lyme...
  • The $400 question: Should you drop your flood insurance?

    The $400 question: Should you drop your flood insurance?
    Paul Girello doesn't have to buy flood insurance anymore. The Pembroke Pines resident recently received a letter from his mortgage lender confirming his home is no longer in a high-risk flood zone and, as a result, flood insurance coverage is no...
  • Sept. 27 Letters: Climate change, Medicaid

    Disappointed You Sept. 25 editoria, " Our home, our problem," was disheartening. While I agree we do need to deal with the problem directly, locally and responsibly, I disagree that the actions of hundreds of thousands gathering to make a statement to...