| Sep 5, 2012
A year ago Friday, remnants from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee caused major flooding in our area. One Middletown neighborhood one of the hardest areas hit in day two of the flooding.
Tina Crumlich and her family watched as water took over...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 10:39 AM
From the Sun's archives: This time last year remnants of Tropical Storm Lee were playing havoc with the Orioles and Yankees. Both teams were getting water logged.
The Orioles had started a three-game series at Yankee stadium on a steamy Sept. 5, losing...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 6:29 AM
With the Atlantic hurricane season now under way, the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency reminds residents to always be prepared for the possibility of severe weather.
"Last year, the remnants of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee brought...
| Jun 22, 2012
| 5:55 AM
After a spate of bad news about the Chesapeake Bay's health, here's an uptick: the "dead zone" that forms every spring is smaller than average so far this year.
Water sampling done in early June by the Department of Natural Resources found dissolved...
| Jun 24, 2012
| 12:57 PM
The "dead zone" that forms every spring in the Chesapeake Bay is smaller than average so far this year, state officials report.
Water sampling done in early June by the Department of Natural Resources found dissolved oxygen levels too low to be...
| Jul 5, 2012
| 1:27 PM
There were no tornado warnings last Friday night, when I muted the Nationals game around 11 p.m. I listened intently through my living-room window. A train, I thought. Definitely a train.
I should have known better. The warnings have been building for...
| Apr 14, 2012
| 6:33 PM
Luis Lopez and Theresa Vazquez felt their home renovation was in good hands because the work was being done through a federal government program, which they assumed would require everything to be in order.
Yet when a problem arose, Uncle Sam wouldn't...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 1:51 PM
Heavy spring rains, a hot summer and two major storms caused the Chesapeake Bay's overall health to worsen last year, scientists said Tuesday, though there apparently was a slight improvement in the Baltimore area's Patapsco and Back rivers, long...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 1:33 PM
Heavy rains and a hot summer harmed the Chesapeake Bay’s health last year, earning it the second worst grade on a yearly report card issued Tuesday by the University of Maryland’s Center for Environmental Science.
The center gave the bay a D+...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 5:57 PM
Driving across the 850 acres of golf course he tends to daily, Jim Roney pointed out a chestnut tree that sustained significant damage during the harsh storms of 2011.
"This is one my favorite trees," he said, "and it really took it on the chin....
| Jul 17, 2012
| 6:01 PM
The Dauphin County Commissioners and Department of Community and Economic Development on Tuesday announced that more than 6 million dollars in federal disaster recovery funds is coming to Dauphin County. The amount is expected to meet housing, business,...