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2013-11-29 14:31:19

A new study published in the December issue of GSA Today examines the geological legacy of Hurricane Irene, not only in terms of its impact on current coastal conditions but also in what it can tell geoscientists about the past. Hurricane Irene made landfall in Onslow Bay, North Carolina, USA, on 27 August 2011, at which time it had been downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane after hitting the Bahamas at Category 3 strength. In their GSA Today article, geoscientists Scott P. Hippensteel,...

2013-04-25 12:23:58

NJ Towns Impacted by Sandy and Irene Back PSE&G Plan to Make NJ's Energy System More Resilient to Severe Weather NEWARK, N.J., April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Thirty-two municipalities and Hudson County have approved resolutions supporting "Energy Strong" - PSE&G's proposal to fortify its electric and gas distribution systems to better withstand powerful storms and natural disasters. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120830/MM62627LOGO) Leaders from towns in seven...

2012-12-19 08:21:46

WEST CALDWELL, N.J., Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Last month, the Rainbow International's(® )Northeast Disaster Relief Team Area unleashed 1,500 gallons of water into a franchise president's own home. Even though he had just renovated his home earlier in the year, Jason Brown, franchise president of Rainbow International of Fairfield, was confident that the Disaster Relief Team would clean up the mess without a problem. "Natural disasters occur randomly and quickly, not allowing...

2012-06-26 06:21:22

HARRISON TOWNSHIP, Mich., June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The disaster response teams from Jarvis are on the move again, traveling to Florida to assist members from the company's Florida office with flood cleanup caused by Tropical Storm Debby. Several semi trailers filled with specialty drying equipment, water extraction pumps and large dehumidifiers were sent to the region on Monday following a weekend of severe weather and predictions for numerous communities to receive upwards of...

Researchers Predict Quieter Hurricane Season Than Usual
2012-03-28 05:07:40

Colorado State University (CSU) researchers announced this week that the upcoming Atlantic hurricane season will be a quieter one. The season, which begins on June 1, is predicted to have less than the average six hurricanes seen. "A warming tropical Pacific and a cooling tropical Atlantic are leading us to think that the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season will have less activity" than average, meteorologists Philip Klotzbach and William Gray wrote in an online report. "The tropical...

2012-03-21 06:21:59

WASHINGTON, March 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Edison Electric Institute today honored Dominion Virginia Power with the association's "Emergency Recovery Award" for outstanding power restoration efforts in the wake of a major hurricane in August 2011. The award is presented annually to U.S. and foreign-based member companies that faced untoward circumstances caused by extraordinary events and put forth an outstanding effort to restore service to the public. Winners were chosen by a panel of...

2012-03-21 06:21:57

WASHINGTON, March 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Edison Electric Institute today honored FirstEnergy with the association's "Emergency Recovery Award" for the company's response in restoring power to its customers following Hurricane Irene in August 2011. The Emergency Recovery Award is presented each year to U.S. and foreign-based member companies to distinguish an outstanding response in restoring electrical service that has been disrupted by severe weather conditions or natural events....

2012-01-18 08:00:00

Douglas Cutler AIA, is well known in the modular construction world for his style and luxurious approach to designing modular homes. This story, however, demonstrates something far more important; modular design and construction can go a long way toward keeping Mother Nature outside your home... where she belongs. Wilton, CT (PRWEB) January 18, 2012 In September of 1938, one of the largest hurricanes ever to hit New England devastated homes all along her coastal waters. One of these homes,...

2011-09-08 11:16:00

Relief Efforts Continue for Texas Wildfires, Hurricane Irene WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross is sheltering and feeding people in 10 states who are being forced to leave their homes as major flooding hits the East Coast and fires tear through Texas. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) Days of steady rain have dropped more than a foot of rain in some areas of Pennsylvania and New York, compounding the problems caused...

2011-09-07 15:21:00

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee and Chair of the Congressional Urban Caucus, releases this statement after President Obama signed a disaster declaration for Pennsylvania in the wake of Hurricane Irene. Fattah cited President Obama's action today during his comments at SEPTA's Queen Lane regional rail station, where the Congressman joined SEPTA and local officials to dedicate the...