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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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March 15, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
It had all the signs of a humiliating loss for the 76ers. Shooting guard Jason Richardson was sidelined because he hasn't been cleared to play on back-to-back nights. The Sixers also were having a tough time stopping Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins. To make matters worse, the Kings had a commanding 18-point cushion with 8 minutes, 46 seconds left in third quarter. But things started to change in their favor in what turned out to be a 114-107 Sixers victory Friday night at the Wells Fargo Center.
SPORTS
March 14, 2015 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
NEW YORK - Tournament college basketball, whether at the conference or NCAA level, is all about winning when you don't play your best. Any significant run is going to last long enough to see hot hands go cold, matchups become unfavorable, and bad bounces accumulate. A year ago, Villanova lost its opening game of the Big East tournament on a day in which all those things conspired against the Wildcats. It took a buzzer-beater of a shot by Seton Hall to complete the upset, but Villanova still went home.
SPORTS
March 8, 2015 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
CLEARWATER, Fla. - A pair of Bright House Field groundskeepers manicured the pitching mound Friday afternoon, drying the dirt and briefly delaying Cole Hamels from warming up before the second inning of his spring training debut. It was the lone hitch for Hamels, who sped through the first two innings of a 4-1 loss to the New York Yankees. He threw 31 pitches, 22 for strikes. The lefthander was on the mound for less than 10 minutes. Heavy rain forced a 50-minute delay, but held off just long enough for Hamels to complete two scoreless innings.
NEWS
March 8, 2015 | By Chris Hepp, Inquirer Staff Writer
Thursday's snowstorm had nothing on Philadelphia's Streets Department, which used everything from mini-bulldozers to trash compactors and the city's supersecret "snow farm" to keep roads passable. By noon Friday, Streets Commissioner David Perri reported, all 665 miles of the city's primary routes - which include 110 miles of snow emergency routes - were plowed to blacktop. The same could be said for the 700 miles of secondary streets, although there was still a fair amount of snow left just off the travel lanes, he said.
NEWS
March 7, 2015 | By Justine McDaniel, Inquirer Staff Writer
Update: Many have asked if Justine made it home all right. Here's her report. When I was struggling in the snow yesterday, the last thing I was thinking about was how many Twitter followers it might get me. But by the end of the day, my story had been viewed thousands of times, and I had an unexpected number of emails from well-wishers in my inbox. The descriptions of Philly's springtime I received in many of the emails were heartening – as were the assurances that even locals dislike these conditions.
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March 5, 2015 | BY DANA DiFILIPPO, Daily News Staff Writers difilid@phillynews.com, 215-854-5934
THREE MONTHS after Joyce Craig became Philly's first female firefighter to die on duty, three investigations into her death remain unresolved. That's because a series of errors occurred that morning, complicating investigators' probes, sources said. Fire spokesman Clifford Gilliam declined to comment on the Dec. 9 fire in West Oak Lane that killed Craig, saying he couldn't talk about ongoing investigations. But veteran firefighters described it as "a perfect storm of things that went wrong," including: An inexperienced ladder crew took 18 minutes to respond.
SPORTS
February 28, 2015 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
At the time, Fran Dunphy could feel the wave coming, and only in retrospect did he see a way to keep it from crashing upon him and those Kansas coaches and players along the sideline at the Wells Fargo Center. This was Dec. 22. Dunphy took a timeout with Temple leading the No. 10-ranked Jayhawks by 27 points and with 50 seconds left in regulation, the Owls' 77-52 victory a formality. Already, the Temple players were lining up near the scorer's table, juiced and ready to celebrate their upset, and already Temple fans and students were nearing the court, preparing to storm it at the sound of the final buzzer.
SPORTS
February 27, 2015 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist
ON TUESDAY NIGHT, I was watching the closing moments of the Big Ten game between No. 5 Wisconsin and No. 14 Maryland. The Terps pulled off a 59-53 upset at the sold-out Xfinity Center on their campus. In my younger days, I would not have had any feeling of trepidation as the student section was getting amped for the end of one of the biggest wins since head coach Mark Turgeon took over in 2011. A storming of the court was imminent, and, soon after the final buzzer, hundreds of yellow-clad fans rushed out of the student section in an all-out frenzy to join their players in the celebration on the court.
SPORTS
February 26, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
COURT-STORMING isn't always a peaceful outburst of spontaneous celebration. After Kansas State pulled off an upset over No. 8 Kansas Monday night, fans rushed the court and, in several instances, were seen pushing and banging into players and coaches. Yesterday, Kansas State athletic director John Currie apologized to Kansas coach Bill Self and his team. "Although no one was hurt last night," Currie said, "we fell short of our expectations for securing the court and escorting KU to its locker room without incident.
NEWS
February 23, 2015 | By Andrew Maykuth and Jason Laughlin, Inquirer Staff Writers
Heavy snow Saturday wreaked havoc on regional transportation systems, causing flight cancellations at Philadelphia International Airport, mass-transit delays, and a spike in motor-vehicle accidents. The Federal Aviation Administration imposed a ground stop for several hours barring flights from taking off from the airport. Airport spokeswoman Mary Flannery said the action was taken because of the reduced visibility and high winds in the storm. The FAA lifted the ground stop in the late afternoon, but about 20 percent of flights into and out of the airport were canceled, and flight delays persisted the rest of the day. A winter storm warning is in effect until 9 a.m. Sunday.
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