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December 11, 2013 | BY SEAN COLLINS WALSH, Daily News Staff Writer walshSE@phillynews.com, 215-854-4172
JUST LIKE Dr. Seuss' Thing 1 and Thing 2, Philadelphia's "Storm 1 and Storm 2" - as Mayor Nutter is calling Sunday's wintry weather and today's predicted conditions - are proving rather troublesome. "The challenge here again is the ice, rain, snow and the refreezing process," Nutter said. "You get ice that binds to the asphalt even when the new snow is on top of it. You can plow the snow; it doesn't work as well with ice once it literally binds to the asphalt. That is a challenge, not only here but everywhere else.
NEWS
July 14, 1996
In the days before Bertha hit the Carolinas, forecasters and residents watched closely as the storm spun through the Caribbean. While the fading storm swept north yesterday with heavy rains, relieved officials said the East Coast had been lucky the damage was not worse.
NEWS
January 3, 1994 | Daily News photos by Andrea Mihalik
The roller-bladers at right and the lads feeding the waterfowl below enjoy yesterday's balmy weather on Kelly Drive.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 2, 2003 | By JEROME MAIDA For the Daily News
Storm was hot long before Halle Berry. Although being portrayed by arguably the hottest actress on the planet has obviously made her more famous, Storm has been a favorite of comic fans for decades. Storm was created in 1975 by Len Wein and Dave Cockrum. Her powers included flight and the ability to control and manipulate the elements. When these powers manifested themselves, she was worshipped as a goddess in her African homeland before journeying to America to join the X-Men.
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November 10, 1991 | By David Lee Preston, Inquirer Staff Writer
Just 11 days after suffering massive damage from a storm that dropped no rain, the Jersey Shore was bracing today for another hit. The prediction: High winds, heavy rain, some flooding, high tides and beach erosion. And unlike the Oct. 31 storm, which caused the second-highest tide on record and at least $72 million in damage, this storm was expected to show its force inland, too. The last storm, which came from the northeast, resulted from a low- pressure system about 300 miles offshore; this low-pressure system, which comes from the south, will be much closer to land.
NEWS
September 28, 1993 | by Scott Flander, Daily News Staff Writer
A storm packing high winds whipped through the Philadelphia area yesterday afternoon, knocking down trees and power lines and making rush hour miserable for thousands of commuters. Lincoln and Kelly drives and many other roads were blocked for a time by downed trees, and SEPTA suspended service on three of its seven regional rail lines. The storm also knocked out power to about 120,000 Philadelphia Electric Co. customers. The storm, which hit between 3:30 and 4 p.m., brought some flooding, but most of the damage was delivered by high winds.
NEWS
November 2, 2011 | By Dave Collins, Associated Press
HARTFORD, Conn. - Crews trying to restore power to hundreds of thousands of Northeasterners after a freak weekend snowstorm swept up the coast face a tough job, even with fair weather to work in. The wet, heavy snow that snapped branches and toppled trees across the region Saturday and Sunday brought down an extensive network of wiring, including sturdy, long-distance transmission lines and wires supplying individual homes. More than three million customers lost power at some point from Maryland to Maine, and authorities have said it could be next week before power is restored to the rest of the more than 1.7 million residents who are still in the dark.
NEWS
August 15, 1991 | By Cheryl Squadrito, Special to The Inquirer
Ridley Park did not escape when Friday's storm brought devastation to Delaware County. During the storm, Ridley Lake overflowed and a family had to be evacuated from its home in the 200 block of West Ridley Avenue, Councilman John Naugle told the Borough Council at its meeting Tuesday. The house and the occupants came through unscathed, Naugle added. At the other end of town, a manhole cover at the foot of the East Hinckley Avenue bridge was swept away and there was a blockage within the Central Delaware County Authority line.
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March 5, 1993 | by Gloria Campisi, Daily News Staff Writer The Associated Press contributed to this report
Yesterday's wind-driven deluge interfered with communcations, made driving a nightmare, tipped over trees in the rain-softened earth and toppled power lines. But as bad as it was, it wasn't as bad as it could have been, said a National Weather Service meteorologist. By evening, 1.56 inches of rain had fallen at Philadelphia International Airport, and wind gusts of 56 mph were reported there, according to NWS. "It's not unusual to get two or three inches in coastal storms in the wintertime," said meteorlogist Ken Hagy.
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July 16, 1994 | by Kevin Haney, Daily News Staff Writer
Demolition work is under way in the aftermath of Thursday's storm, which was so fierce, it brought bricks down from a church spire and caused partial collapses of at least nine other buildings, the city's Department of Licenses and Inspections said. L&I spokesman Tom McNally said the largest building to collapse was a vacant commercial four-story brick building on Paul Street near Kinsey. The building was already in poor shape. L&I records showed it had been deemed a "dangerous case" in October 1991 and was reinspected just a few weeks ago. Then, inspectors found one wall partially collapsed and other parts of the building fractured and bulging.
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April 15, 2016
The snows of January have long since given way to the rains (and occasional snows) of April, but Pennsylvania's slow thaw hasn't eased the peculiar form of brain freeze afflicting turnpike officials. Despite having taken a very long look at the latest snowbound stranding of hundreds of motorists on the toll road they ostensibly run, they remain incapable of acknowledging their failure. In fact, an untrained reader of the turnpike agency's "after-action report" could be forgiven for thinking officials were basking in the afterglow of a stunning success - a word that appears therein more than once.
NEWS
April 11, 2016
The young adult novel "This Is the Story of You" introduces Mira Banul - daughter of a single mother named Mickey, sister to young Jasper Lee, who is battling a rare disease, and friend to those who, like Mira, have grown up as "Year Rounders" on a barrier island along the Jersey Shore. In this excerpt, a storm that forecasters said would simply pass is gaining force, and speed. With Mira's mother and brother in a hospital on the main land, Mira is alone as the storm - and a stranger - encroaches.
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April 5, 2016 | By Tia Yang, Inquirer Staff Writer
A man was injured Sunday morning when part of a warehouse building in Southwest Philadelphia collapsed after a night of thunderstorms and heavy wind, scattering bricks onto the 5000 block of Warrington Avenue. Auto body worker Turhon Eulett was briefly hospitalized after his parked car was crushed by falling bricks around 5 a.m. "I was sitting inside my car and whoosh, the building came crashing down. … If anyone was in the passenger seat, they'd be finished," Eulett said.
SPORTS
March 22, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
NEW YORK - Villanova roared out of the locker room and onto the court Sunday at the Barclays Center playing as if it didn't just want to snap its streak of second-round failures in the NCAA tournament, it wanted to smash it into little pieces. Still, the second-seeded Wildcats insisted that despite all the questions over the last several months and the near-suffocating pressure to get to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2009, they didn't come out against Iowa any more fired up than at any other time during their season.
NEWS
March 20, 2016 | By Anthony R. Wood, Staff Writer
When the astronomical spring arrives at 12:30 a.m. Sunday, it might well end up doing a pratfall on a fresh cover of snow. Meteorologists at the National Weather Services have lowered their expectations for snowfall totals for Philadelphia as models have started to shift the storm to the east. Any snow is expected to begin as rain first, and accumulation on non-paved surfaces is forecast to top out at an inch.  With a nor'easter paralleling the coast, minor flooding is possible at the Shore, where winds could gust to 35 mph, the National Weather Service said.
NEWS
March 17, 2016 | By Andrew Seidman, TRENTON BUREAU
President Obama authorized federal aid Tuesday to assist New Jersey with its recovery from January's winter storm, which caused flooding along the Shore and left record snowfall in some areas. The storm caused about $83 million in damage, according to the state. Obama on Tuesday approved Gov. Christie's request last month that the president declare that a major disaster exists in New Jersey, opening the door for federal funding. The state must undergo an application process to receive aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
NEWS
February 27, 2016 | STAFF REPORT
Flood warnings remained in effect Thursday afternoon in parts of the region, with the Schuylkill at Norristown and the Brandywine Creek at Chadds Ford sloshing over their banks. Meanwhile a few thousand customers remained without power, the aftermath of potent thunderstorms that thrashed the region, bringing heavy rain and damanging winds to the area. A gust of 63 mph was reported in Elverson, Chester County, and the storm knocked down trees and power lines. There were reports of motorists stranded in high water, and police departments were urging drivers to be on the lookout for roads blocked by water or wires.
NEWS
February 15, 2016 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Staff Writer
SEA ISLE CITY, N.J. - Images of cars, patio furniture, and chunks of ice floating in floodwaters during last month's powerful storm brought home to the public that the infrastructure along the Jersey Shore's back bays needs to be fortified. It's a situation that barrier island residents like Chris Rakus have experienced year after year. "The beachfront always gets a lot of attention . . . but it's back here that the real damage happens whenever there is flooding. And it seems like it's getting worse and more frequent," said Rakus, whose family lost two cars last month and spent days cleaning up the first level of their home, a block from the bay here.
NEWS
February 13, 2016 | By Andrew Seidman, TRENTON BUREAU
TRENTON - Gov. Christie said Thursday that he had requested federal aid to help New Jersey respond to the storm that brought flooding and record snowfall late last month. In a statement, Christie said he had requested aid for 17 of New Jersey's 21 counties, including Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, and Cumberland. The storm was particularly damaging in Cape May County Shore towns. "I have determined that this incident is of such severity and magnitude that an effective response is beyond the capabilities of the state and the affected county and local governments, and that federal assistance is necessary to supplement the efforts and available resources of state, county, and local governments and disaster relief organizations," Christie said.
NEWS
February 10, 2016 | By Emily Babay, Staff Writer
Several inches of snow are possible in the Philadelphia region.  A dusting fell overnight with more expected later today  and a coastal flood warning is in effect for the New Jersey and Delaware coasts. The National Weather Service posted a winter storm warning through Tuesday night for the immediate Philadelphia area, calling for about 2 to 4 inches of snow, with possibly a bit more to the west. American Airlines announced it would waive ticket change fees and fare differences for customers who want to put off traveling because of the storm.
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