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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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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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July 28, 2014 | By Erin McCarthy, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Madeline doll remains in the basement of the Rossi home, a haunting memory of the night of the "gray snow," when a devastating weather event - perhaps unprecedented in the region - wrought tragedy in a Montgomery County housing development. Late on the night of July 27, 1994, a potent tornado, with winds perhaps topping 200 m.p.h., tore through the "Hamlet" neighborhood in Limerick Township, killing Laura Petersen and her husband, Daniel Thompson III, both 28, and their 11-month-old daughter, Mikhela.
NEWS
July 17, 2014 | By Erin McCarthy, Inquirer Staff Writer
Yet another round of strong thunderstorms rumbled through the region late Tuesday, just in time for the peak commuting period, and once again they had a particular ferocity in South Jersey. Flash-flood warnings were in effect for parts of Camden and Gloucester Counties, and flood advisories were posted for just about the entire southern half of the state. Hailstones an inch in diameter - about the size of a quarter - were reported in Tabernacle, Burlington County. With rains forecast to continue well into the night, the National Weather Service extended its flash-flood watch for the entire region through 6 a.m. Wednesday.
NEWS
July 16, 2014 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
A wild thunderstorm roared through the Philadelphia region Monday evening, leaving thousands without power and prompting a brief tornado warning in Burlington County. A 14-year-old boy was struck by lightning in Glenolden, Delaware County, according to a preliminary report by emergency services. The boy was reportedly conscious and taken to Crozer-Chester Medical Center. A ground stop was put into place at Philadelphia International Airport as the storm passed. It was lifted around 8:30 p.m. The sky was lit up with intimidating displays of lightning and sporadic flooding was reported.
NEWS
July 11, 2014 | By Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer
The West Chester Story Slam was just getting started Tuesday night at the Side Bar & Restaurant when a telltale flicker came from the lights above, followed by darkness. For many of the 50-plus attendees at the monthly event, the drill had become as familiar as the crash of thunder. Restaurant staff brought out candles, and when the emcee asked whether the show should go on, the crowd started chanting, "Stories! Stories! Stories!" said Jim Breslin, an author who lives just outside the borough and who organizes the Story Slam nights.
NEWS
July 11, 2014 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Inquirer Staff Writer
Another church trial over a same-sex wedding could be on the horizon locally for the United Methodist Church - this time with 36 defendants and reverberations in congregations across the region. Accused of breaking doctrinal law are the pastors who jointly performed a same-sex wedding last year in Philadelphia in solidarity with the Rev. Frank Schaefer, the Lebanon, Pa., pastor put on trial for presiding at his gay son's wedding. A complaint against those 36 ministers was filed by a group of about 50 members, mostly clergy, of the church's eastern Pennsylvania Conference, according to those with knowledge of the confidential process.
NEWS
July 4, 2014 | By Tom Avril, Inquirer Staff Writer
Severe storms have left more than 12,000 customers still without power in the area late Wednesday night. Shortly before 11:30 p.m., Peco reported more than 7,700 outages, including 3,271 in Delaware County, 1,883 in Philadelphia, and 1,390 in Montgomery County. In New Jersey, PSE&G reported 4,170 outages in Burlington County, 364 in Camden County, and 118 in Gloucester County. tavril@phillynews.com 215-854-2430  
NEWS
July 4, 2014 | By Anthony R. Wood, Inquirer Staff Writer
Poised to become the season's first Atlantic hurricane by day's end Thursday, Tropical Storm Arthur was forecast to hit the North Carolina coast with high winds and heavy rains and have at least an indirect effect on the Philadelphia region. Hurricane warnings were posted for the Outer Banks and the entire North Carolina coast, and although Arthur should scoot well offshore, some of its moisture could add juice to rains around here, the National Weather Service says. A flash-flood watch was in effect from Thursday morning until noon Friday for Philadelphia and its adjacent counties, where 1 to 3 inches of rain were possible.
SPORTS
July 3, 2014 | By Frank Seravalli, Daily News Staff Writer
UNDER NORMAL circumstances, Ron Hextall would likely have a pit in his stomach if he saw division rival Washington had acquired two top-four defensemen from the Penguins. Tuesday, Hextall likely had to keep from laughing when he saw the terms of their deals. Matt Niskanen, who had one tremendous season in Pittsburgh, signed a 7-year deal for $40.25 million. Brooks Orpik, already 33, cashed in for $27.5 million over 5 seasons. "There's 2 days of the year where hockey people get crazy: July 1 and the trade deadline," Hextall said.
SPORTS
June 12, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
The tarp covered the field at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday as a torrential rainstorm created a river in right field. Two Padres players - Everth Cabrera and Yasmani Grandal - emerged from a flooded dugout at Citizens Bank Park in spandex shorts. They turned the white cover into a giant Slip 'n Slide, belly-flopping to cheers from stadium employees. There was no such joy for San Diego later. The Phillies, after a day to relax and contemplate the next 101 games, dispatched one of baseball's worst lineups in 2 hours, 40 minutes.
REAL_ESTATE
June 8, 2014 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
We've barely gotten over winter's misery and already are being reminded about hurricane preparedness. Yet the season officially started June 1, so perhaps a few tips from the American Bankers Association are in order: Assemble an emergency kit, which should include first-aid supplies, a flashlight, extra batteries, at least three days of nonperishable food and water, towels, and a supply of necessary medications. Stay informed of a storm's path and progress by monitoring Wireless Emergency Alerts by text message and having a battery-powered radio or TV available.
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