Topics :: Hurricane Irene
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By Carole Feldman | Monday Oct 28, 2013
Nationwide, insurance claims for flooding damage totaled on average more than $3 billion annually from 2003 to 2012, according to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The most common way to reduce the risk: elevating the home, the NFIP says.
By Wilson Ring | Wednesday Sep 4, 2013
Two years after flooding from Tropical Storm Irene, Vermont’s campgrounds are finishing a good season, with some of the areas damaged by the storm back in business and doing well but others that will never reopen.
Tuesday Oct 30, 2012
As Hurricane Sandy envelops the Eastern seaboard, there’s not much that can be done aside from hunkering down and riding out the storm from home.
By Michael K. Lavers | Wednesday Sep 7, 2011
This season’s last issue of the Fire Island News marks the end of an era of sorts for this humble reporter.
By Michael K. Lavers | Monday Aug 29, 2011
There were several washovers on Fire Island during high tide as Hurricane Irene passed over the area, but the storm caused minimal damage in gay resorts from Rehoboth Beach, Dela., to Provincetown, Mass.
By Michael K. Lavers | Saturday Aug 27, 2011
Fire Island remains under a Hurricane Warning and a mandatory evacuation order in advance of Irene continues. The last ferries from Fire Island Pines and Cherry Grove to Sayville will run at 11:50 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27.
Friday Aug 26, 2011
Natural disasters often leave a path of devastation, and the recent earthquake and threat of Hurricane Irene across the East Coast underlines the importance of preparedness for these potentially life-changing events.
By Martha Waggoner | Thursday Aug 25, 2011
People along the East Coast from the Carolinas to Maine continue to brace for a direct hit from Hurricane Irene over the weekend.
Wednesday Aug 24, 2011
Officials and residents from Florida to the Carolinas stocked up on supplies, dusted off evacuation plans and readied for the worst as Irene, the first hurricane to threaten the U.S. in three years.
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