STORM TRACKER Unprecedented? Think Again.
It has now been two weeks since the heavy snow event knocked out power to millions of people along the east coast. The last residents were expected to finally get power restored by the end of this wee... Posted on 11/10/11 at 11:14 AM
The East Coast earthquake left more than just residents unaccustomed to feeling the ground shake and sway in a daze. It also surprised some scientists who spend their careers trying to untangle the mysteries of sudden ground shifts.
Nearly 2 million people remained without power in water-logged homes and businesses from North Carolina through New England, where the storm has been blamed for at least 45 deaths in 13 states. Raging floodwaters continued to ravage parts of northern New Jersey Wednesday, even after the state's rain-swollen rivers crested and slowly receded.
VIDEO: Watch at bottom of article About 2 million people remained without power in water-logged homes and businesses from North Carolina through New England, where the storm has been blamed for at least 45 deaths in 13 states.
VIDEO: National Guard troops attempt to drive through New England floodwaters The full measure of Hurricane Irene's fury came into focus Monday as the death toll jumped to 38, New England towns battled epic floods and millions faced the dispiriting prospect of several days without electricity.
Jennifer Peltz and Wilson Ring
, August 29, 2011
UPDATED 8:03 A.M. VIDEOS: Main Street becomes raging river in Margaretville, N.Y., and other scenes of catastrophic flooding; scroll to bottom of article Vermont sees huge flooding The storm left millions without power across much of the Eastern Seaboard, left at least two dozen dead and forced airlines to cancel about 9,000 flights. It never became the big-city nightmare forecasters and public officials had warned about, but it still had the ability to surprise.
Whipping up trouble before ever reaching land, Hurricane Irene zeroed in for a catastrophic run up the Eastern Seaboard. More than 2 million people were told to move to safer places, and New York City ordered the nation's biggest subway system shut down for the first time because of a natural disaster.
Jennifer Peltz and Michael Biesecker
, August 26, 2011
The hurricane warning area was expanded and now covered a large chunk of the East Coast from North Carolina to Sandy Hook, N.J., which is south of New York City. A hurricane watch extended even farther north and included Long Island, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket, Mass.
VIDEOS: Watch at bottom of article. Hurricane Irene could hit anywhere from North Carolina to New York this weekend, leaving officials in the path of uncertainty to make a delicate decision. Should they tell tourists to leave during one of the last weeks of the multibillion-dollar summer season?
VIDEO: Watch at bottom of article. A day after the East Coast's strongest earthquake in 67 years, inspectors assessed the damage and found that most problems were minor. But the shaking raised questions about whether this part of the country, with its older architecture and inexperience with seismic activity, is prepared for a truly powerful quake.
VIDEO: Watch at bottom of article. Tourists began evacuating from a tiny barrier island off North Carolina today as Hurricane Irene strengthened to a major Category 3 storm over the Bahamas with the East Coast in its sights.
VIDEOS: Several reports, including Washington Monument cracks; scroll to bottom of article. Tens of millions of people from Georgia to Canada were jolted by the strongest earthquake to strike the East Coast since World War II. Three weeks before the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, office workers poured out of New York skyscrapers and the Pentagon, relieved it was nothing more sinister than an act of nature.
VIDEO: Watch raw video of Hurricane Irene damage at bottom of article. People stocked up on food, boarded windows and gassed up their cars as Hurricane Irene threatened to become the most powerful storm to hit the East Coast in seven years.
Air travel in the nation's busiest airspace nearly shut down, and thousands of stranded passengers turned terminals into open-air hotels on Monday while they waited for planes to take off and land on plowed runways. Flights slowly resumed, although experts said it would likely take several days to rebook all the passengers displaced by the massive East Coast snowstorm.
Chris Hawley and Meghan Barr
, December 28, 2010
Torrential downpours from a faded tropical storm inundated the Northeast today, forcing evacuations, toppling trees, cutting power to thousands and washing out roads during a snarled morning commute. Water pooled so deeply in a Philadelphia suburb that a car literally floated on top of another car.
Frank Eltman and Jim Fitzgerald
, October 01, 2010
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