Hurricane Sandy’s Dramatic Impact to Further Depress Northeast Economy

By: Friday October 26, 2012 9:15 am

With Hurricane Sandy moving over the Atlantic, this is the time where we all become amateur hurricane experts, talking about wind speed and storm surges. But because Sandy is on a path to hit an area not normally affected by storms, it could create more widespread damage, similar to what Hurricane Irene caused throughout the [...]

Hurricane Isaac Makes Landfall, Will Pound Gulf Coast Region for Days

By: Wednesday August 29, 2012 11:45 am

Hurricane Isaac has made landfall in Louisiana, but it is basically hovering over the Gulf Coast, moving very slowly. The slowness of the storm and the circulation of much of it over water means that it will probably continue for some time, which means days of rain and more flooding over a broad coastal region. [...]

RNC Calls Off Monday Events Due to Hurricane Isaac

By: Sunday August 26, 2012 8:41 am

The Republican National Convention will be a three-day affair, much like the Democratic convention this year. RNC Chair Reince Priebus announced yesterday that, because of the threat of Hurricane Isaac, the convention will quickly gavel into session and then adjourn on Monday, returning Tuesday for the remainder of the events. The initial plan was to [...]

Hurricane Isaac Could Cancel Republican Convention

By: Wednesday August 22, 2012 10:17 am

Both parties scheduled their national conventions in hurricane zones at the height of hurricane season. Charlotte is about 200 miles inland, but they have had a history of at least some damage from Atlantic hurricanes. Tampa is even more threatened, historically speaking. And it turns out that Tropical Storm Isaac, currently in the Atlantic, should [...]

FEMA Provides Strong Response During East Coast Storm

By: Monday August 29, 2011 6:26 am

The hurricane which became tropical storm Irene ended up doing more damage with its precipitation than it did with its winds. In parts of the East Coast, August was already the rainiest month on record prior to the storm. So the waterways were swelled and more prone to flooding. Apparently Vermont got some of the [...]

New York City Orders Mandatory Evacuations for Hurricane Irene

By: Friday August 26, 2011 12:27 pm

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has ordered the city’s first hurricane evacuations in history in advance of Hurricane Irene, expected to hit the area over the weekend. The city ordered a mandatory evacuation of Zone A of this map. Zone A is marked in orange. Zone A includes low-lying coastal areas in parts of [...]

Cantor: Poor People’s Heating Oil Assistance Will Have to Pay for Earthquake and Hurricane Relief

By: Thursday August 25, 2011 10:54 am

That’s the implication of the House Majority Leader’s statement that Congress has to “find the money” for federal aid for natural disasters: House Majority Leader Eric Cantor assured his constituents on Wednesday that Congress “will find the monies” to assist earthquake victims in Mineral, Virginia – but the Republican lawmaker noted that “those monies will [...]

Hurricane Earl Providing Rain But Little Damage to East Coast

By: Friday September 3, 2010 7:18 am

It looks like the Atlantic Coast has, so far, dodged a bullet. Hurricane Earl passed by North Carolina’s Outer Banks last night and this morning, delivering a glancing blow. North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue reported no injuries from the tropical storm-force they saw. The path of the hurricane, which has degraded to a Category 2, [...]

Hurricane Earl Bears Down on East Coast; NC Outer Banks Evacuated

By: Thursday September 2, 2010 6:15 am

The best-case scenario for Hurricane Earl was that it would move out to sea and only affect the eastern seaboard with rip currents and maybe a slight sprinkling of rain. But the storm appears to have pushed enough to the west to now threaten parts of the East Coast with much more than that. As [...]

Shorter BP: We’re Done

By: Tuesday June 1, 2010 12:09 pm

Well, this is something: BP Plc has decided not to attach a second blowout preventer on its leaking well in the Gulf of Mexico and efforts to end the flow are over until the relief wells are finished, according to the U.S. Coast Guard’s Thad Allen, who spoke at a press conference today. Today is [...]

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