In 2011, The National Flood Insurance Program told Claudette D’Arrigo that her Highlands, New Jersey home was structurally sound after Hurricane Irene. When Superstorm Sandy hit 13 months later and … Click to Continue »
As I watched Hurricanes Harvey and Irma surge through the Gulf of Mexico, I got to thinking about the environmental, historical, political, and academic context for these “megastorms.” We can easily add Sandy, Katrina, Rita, Irene, Andrew, Matthew and various other “natural” catastrophes to this list. This year, in particular, we can expand our view… Read More ?
An appeals court has ruled government officials are not responsible for the death of a woman swept away by floodwaters in New Jersey during Hurricane Irene in 2011. The Third … Click to Continue »
The New Jersey governor gave the same message to beachgoers as Hurricane Irene approached in 2011.
A western Massachusetts road washed out by the remnants of Hurricane Irene nearly six years ago has finally reopened. The Berkshire Eagle (http://bit.ly/2rivdFc ) reports that Black Brook Road in … Click to Continue »
I’ve always been fascinated by the damage that heavy rain, landslides, avalanches, and flooding can inflict on the mountain landscape. Hurricane Irene wrought havoc in the White Mountains in August of 2011, wiping out roads, bridges, and countless hiking trails. One of these, the Rocky Branch Trail remained closed for years and only reopened again in …
Five years ago, Hurricane Irene made landfall in Coney Island at 8:45 a.m. on Sunday morning That weekend, New York York's state and city officials ordered hundreds of thousands of people to evacuate their homes and shut down the subway system, as New Yorkers battened down the hatches, waiting for a storm of Biblical proportions that, luckily, never came. [ more › ]
Five years after Hurricane Irene’s damage, it still gets more coverage than Louisiana’s flood. Sad. Interestingly enough, Louisiana’s flood crisis has been labeled the “worst natural disaster since Hurricane Sandy,” according to Washington Post. Show More Summary
A federal audit says Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration mismanaged $22 million in federal funding meant to promote tourism in areas affected by Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Irene. The report... To view the full story, click the title link.
Irene was not a lady. She was a force of nature. A hurricane, actually, which did a significant amount of damage to the White Mountain National Forest trail system, particularly in Waterville Valley. Irene’s Path is a new trail in the Waterville Valley area, cobbled together from several trails that were washed away by the […]
A dynamic process that cools the coastal ocean and can weaken hurricanes was discovered as Hurricane Irene made landfall in New Jersey, according to a Rutgers University-led study published today. The study's findings could help reduce...Show More Summary
A fisherman’s plan to feed the world and reduce climate change David Brancaccio, Shana Daloria, Beidi Zhang, November 19, 2015 (MarketPlace) “…Following hurricanes Irene and Sandy, Bren Smith, founder of the ocean farming non-profitShow More Summary
Severe weather over the last few years demonstrate that our aging infrastructure is increasingly vulnerable to outages and other disruptions. Intense storms, such as Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Irene, debilitated sections of the eastern seaboard and left many communities without power for extended periods of time. read more
She’s fashion's eye of the storm who seems to create a frenzy wherever she lands, whether it’s Paris, New York or Seoul. Her name is Irene Kim, aka "Hurricane Irene," the nickname she’s been given in South Korea, where the 27-year old...Show More Summary
Just when you thought hurricanes couldn't get any scarier, think again. Their names roll of the tongue like a rogues' gallery: Floyd, Frances, Irene, Wilma and Andrew. But these aren't the names of notorious criminals; rather, they are...Show More Summary
By Irene Aldridge and Steven Krawciw Recent market moves left many buy-side investors puzzled and wanting for more information. Was the extreme volatility observed in the Fall of 2014 a gust of wind or a hurricane, a harbinger of further...Show More Summary
"We haven't sailed here in years," the Wolf said. It's true. Between Hurricanes Sandy and Irene, and conditions, we hadn't sailed the fine NW launch since Spring 2011. "And they screwed up the beach" Scott noted. Something about stones and...
With Hurricane Irene headed towards the East Coast of the United States, the Google Crisis Response team has assembled a collection of map data to help you keep track of the storm. From this map, you’re able to get most recent hurricane-related...Show More Summary
Yesterday, we posted about our new Google Crisis Map, with the latest available geographic information on current disasters including Hurricane Irene. This morning, we put together a New York specific Crisis Map for Hurricane Irene, including Evacuation Zones, Shelter, and Storm Tracking. Show More Summary
Hurricane Irene pummeled rural communities in Vermont. Their response can teach us a lot about community.