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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.
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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.
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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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September 7, 2016 | By Allison Steele and Alfred Lubrano, STAFF WRITERS
SEA ISLE CITY, N.J. - As vacationers began leaving the Shore over the weekend, fleeing a storm that never materialized, Mike Monichetti realized that he had 42,000 clams that weren't going to sell themselves. Monichetti, owner of Mike's Seafood & Dock, put the word out: buy 50, get 50 free. The clams started going pretty fast after that, he said, with many customers buying them by the hundreds with plans to have "storm parties. " "Did I lose money? Yeah," Monichetti said Monday. "Did I feel good doing it?
SPORTS
August 9, 2016 | By Jill Beckman, For The Inquirer
The Soul, who entered the playoffs as the top seeds in the American Conference, rolled to a 63-41 victory over the fourth-seeded Tampa Bay Storm in the first round of the Arena Football League playoffs Sunday night at the PPL Center in Allentown. The Soul (14-3) will host the Jacksonville Sharks in the conference final next Sunday at 6 p.m. in Allentown. Quarterback Dan Raudabaugh completed 22 of 33 passes for 224 yards and eight touchdowns for the winners. The last time the two teams met, the Soul eked out a 56-51 win on July 16 in Tampa.
SPORTS
August 7, 2016 | By Inquirer Staff
First round of the Arena Football League playoffs, Sunday at 6 p.m., PPL Center, Allentown, Pa. TV: ESPN2 Radio: 97.5 FM Records: Soul, 13-3; Storm, 2-14 Previous meetings: The Soul have beaten the Storm twice this season. The last time, in Week 16, the Soul won, 56-51. About the Soul: The Soul ended the regular season last week with a 67-59 victory over the Orlando Predators to clinch home field advantage through next week's American Conference championship game.
NEWS
July 31, 2016 | By Suzette Parmley, STAFF WRITER
A 46-year-old man Friday night jumped into a storm drain in Hunting Park and - after first refusing efforts by fire crews to get him out - was finally rescued, police said. Police Sgt. Thomas Walsh said that at about 4:50 p.m., fire and police were called to Ninth and Pike Streets, where the man had removed the grate covering from one of the street corners and jumped in. When rescuers arrived, David Barr, 46, of North Philadelphia, was "already shoulder-deep in water," Walsh said.
NEWS
July 30, 2016 | Staff Report
Drenching rains and potent winds are bringing a dramatic end to the heat wave, with the National Weather Service warning of the potential for flooding and gusts to 60 m.p.h. on the final day of the Democratic National Convention. A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for the region until mindnight, as was a flood advisory. A flash flood watch begins at 6 p.m. A severe thunderstorm warning was issued earlier for parts of Chester County, and later for Philadelphia, as a strong storm with damaging winds hammered the area.
NEWS
July 30, 2016 | By Aubrey Whelan, Justine McDaniel, and Caitlin McCabe, STAFF WRITERS
In the end, it was hardly Days of Rage. After protesters breached security fences, blocked entrances, and stood, hundreds strong, outside the Wells Fargo Center each night of the Democratic National Convention , police and delegates braced for another evening of raucous demonstrations as Hillary Clinton prepared to take the stage Thursday. A crowd of upwards of 500 did, indeed, swell again outside the convention site Thursday night, and chanted "Feel the Bern" near the security fences.
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July 29, 2016 | By Kevin Riordan, Columnist
As the Democratic National Convention got underway amid pledges to "help working families," members of actual working families were assailing the all-Democratic Gloucester Township Council for authorizing a nearly 12-cent hike in the municipal tax rate. "I don't know how long we can stay here. We're not going to be able to afford it," Jessica Marchese, a 28-year-old teacher who is married to a police officer, told council members Monday. "My pay is not increasing," Marchese, a resident of the Broadmoor section, added.
NEWS
July 27, 2016 | Staff Report
As if the steam-bath heat wasn't enough, the National Weather Service has added a severe-thunderstorm watch until 8 p.m. Monday for the entire region, along with the excessive heat warning in effect until 6 p.m. Heat-index values could reach 105 Monday afternoon, said Lance Franck, meteorologist at weather service's Mount Holly office. At 1 p.m. the official reading at Philadelphia International Airport was 91, with a heat index of 100. In addition, the government's Storm Prediction Center sees a "slight risk" that thunderstorms could reach "severe" criteria - that's with winds of 58 m.p.h.
NEWS
July 27, 2016 | By Grace Toohey, Staff Writer
On what turned out to be a record-tying steam bath of a day, hundreds of Delaware County residents got an unwanted surprise Monday: They lost power as the result of a truck accident that took down four utility poles. And it was not the day to be without air-conditioning, as the heat index soared to 108 at Philadelphia International Airport, and the official high, 96, tied a record for a July 25, set in the blazing summer of 1999. The "excessive heat warning" for the region expired at 6 p.m. Monday as cooling thunderstorms, some severe, pounded parts of the region during the peak evening commute, with one-inch-diameter hail reported in Coatesville and wind damage in Jamison, Bucks County.
NEWS
July 25, 2016 | By Jonathan Lai, STAFF WRITER
Storms that slammed the region Saturday afternoon disrupted PATCO service, the Delaware River Port Authority said. At Westmont Station in Haddon Township, damage to equipment knocked the track signaling system offline, DRPA spokesman Mike Williams said. (The storm-related damage was initially believed to be caused by a lightning strike, which Williams later said was inaccurate.) Service was delayed up to 30 minutes in both directions while repair work continued. Shortly before 9 p.m., Williams said the system was returning to its normal schedule, with residual delays.
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