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July 13, 2015 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
As the storm slammed into Clarksboro, Pam Kafka took shelter in her Kings Highway basement. "I heard the wind blowing and things cracking and breaking," the retired teacher recalls. "It sounded like a hurricane. " Emerging from the house about 10 minutes later, Kafka, 64, discovered that most of the landscape she loved was gone. Hundreds of trees on her family's property were uprooted, twisted, and broken - nearly four acres of dense woods so splintered and stripped that the property barely looks like home.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 13, 2015 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
As the storm slammed into Clarksboro, Pam Kafka took shelter in her Kings Highway basement. "I heard the wind blowing and things cracking and breaking," the retired teacher recalls. "It sounded like a hurricane. " Emerging from the house about 10 minutes later, Kafka, 64, discovered that most of the landscape she loved was gone. Hundreds of trees on her family's property were uprooted, twisted, and broken - nearly four acres of dense woods so splintered and stripped that the property barely looks like home.
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July 12, 2015 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
If it were anyone else taking on the winds, rain, and lightning of Thursday night for an outdoors show, the first of the summer season at Dell Music Center, it would have been a washout. This, however, was Patti LaBelle, Philadelphia's first lady of R&B, who is still going strong at 71, 52 years into her career. The opening act was supposed to be local trombonist Jeff Bradshaw's large band, featuring Najee and Kenny Lattimore, but they did not play. LaBelle came on early at 9:45 p.m. and proceeded to warm the chilly audience with a piercing, nuanced voice that raged and seduced.
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July 11, 2015 | By Melanie Burney, Inquirer Staff Writer
South Jersey towns hit hard by a storm that ripped through the region last month, causing millions of dollars in damages, may be in line to get federal aid to help defray cleanup costs. A preliminary assessment of the damage in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester Counties has reached about $20.2 million, Debra Sellitto, a spokeswoman for Gloucester County, said Thursday. Federal Emergency Management Agency officials spent a second day in the area Thursday, meeting with local officials to verify the damage totals.
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July 4, 2015 | By Melanie Burney, Inquirer Staff Writer
South Jersey mayors whose towns were pummeled by last week's storm, which left residents without power for days, got a chance Thursday to vent their frustration with state officials over the slow pace of recovery efforts. About 50 officials from towns in Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester Counties met behind closed doors with Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno and other top state officials in the Woolwich Township Municipal Building. Greenwich Township Mayor George Shivery Jr., a Republican, expressed optimism that the meeting would yield results.
NEWS
July 2, 2015 | By Michaelle Bond, Inquirer Staff Writer
Trees and wires came down in parts of Chester County, and a gust of 64 m.p.h. was measured in Montgomery County as a fresh batch of strong thunderstorms rumbled through parts of the region on Tuesday. However, so far they have lacked the ferocity and staying power of last week's. PECO hasn't reported any big problems -- Chester County was reporting only about 120 outages -- and the storms mostly have spared South Jersey, which is still recovering from the horrific outbreak of June 23. Still, a severe-thunderstorm watch for possible high winds and hail remains in effect until 8 p.m. for most of the region, as is a flood advisory for Philadelphia; all of Delaware, Chester, and Montgomery Counties, and a slice of Bucks County.
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July 1, 2015 | By Angelo Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writer
The number of South Jersey residents left without power following a brief but forceful storm last week slowly dwindled Monday - ending for some a six-day inconvenience that included hotel stays, pricey generator purchases, and spoiled food. Despite improvements, questions remained about whether all lights would truly be back on come Tuesday morning, as planned, and about why significant restoration efforts took nearly one week to complete. About 6 p.m. Monday, an Atlantic City Electric spokesman said about 2,200 customers were still without power - many in Gloucester County, and some of which were attributed to a subsequent storm Saturday and daily outages.
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July 1, 2015 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
After last week's storms, a Delaware County town is dealing with more than fallen trees and power lines. A falling-out over free meals dispensed at a shelter has created a tempest of its own. The dustup began Thursday, when three families - including about 10 children - from the Toby Farms section of neighboring Chester Township showed up at a Brookhaven shelter, set up to aid victims of power outages from last week's severe-storm outbreak....
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June 27, 2015 | By Angelo Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writer
Without power - and with trees, wire, and snapped poles still strewn across roadways - some areas of South Jersey struggled Thursday to bounce back from a brutal storm that struck the region two days earlier. "At this point, East Greenwich has been devastated," Mayor Dale Archer said of his Gloucester County town of nearly 10,000 residents. Archer said that as of early Thursday evening, 95 percent of his town remained without power and that 16 homes had been deemed uninhabitable - sure signs of the might of a storm whose winds reached 85 m.p.h.
SPORTS
June 26, 2015
SOUL AGENDA Who: Tampa Bay (6-6) at Soul (11-2) When: Tonight, 7:30 Where: Wells Fargo Center (19,500). TV/Radio: None. On the web: ESPN3.com, Soul.ArenaFootball.com/AllAccess Line: Soul -7 1/2 About the Soul: Rolled Tampa, 71-27, on May 23. It was the worst loss in franchise history . . . Quarterback Dan Raudabaugh leads the league with touchdown passes (86) and yards (3,711) and is second in completion percentage (66.7). He has thrown nine interceptions in 454 attempts.
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June 26, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
FOR NEARLY two decades, the garden behind Don LaJeunesse's Merchantville home was an organic tribute to his unique artistic skills. LaJeunesse, a former sculpture instructor at the Art Institute of Philadelphia, was a self-described "putzer," said his wife, Patrice - he was always tinkering with the shaded area behind their home, trimming flowers and rearranging his self-made furniture. The garden outlived its creator, who succumbed to cancer in 2010. But the gale-force winds of Tuesday's storm ended the 17-year legend of one of the Camden County town's most unusual landmarks.
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