October 29, 2012 |
CELINA, Ohio - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and President Obama frantically sought to close the deal with voters with precious few days left in an incredibly close race as this year's October surprise - an unprecedented storm menacing the East Coast - wreaked havoc on their best-laid plans. Ever mindful of his narrow path to the requisite 270 electoral votes, Romney looked to expand his map, weighing an intensified effort in traditionally left-leaning Minnesota. Obama sought to defend historically Democratic turf as the race tightened heading into the final week.
July 13, 1989 |
Bryn Athyn's Borough Council covered the gamut of environmental issues from storm damage to toxic-waste disposal at its meeting Monday night. The council focused first on the widespread damage from the storm last week. Public Works Committee Chairman T. Dudley Davis said he has made road repairs and other storm-related cleanup his top priority for the rest of the summer. Fast work was required to get streets ready for traffic and to shore up areas weakened by wind and water, Davis said.
September 7, 2012 |
HAMILTON, Bermuda - Tourists postponed holidays in Bermuda and locals stocked up on emergency supplies as a stalled Hurricane Leslie spun over open ocean south of the wealthy British Atlantic territory Thursday. Hotel cancellations were reported across the territory, which is popular with tourists for its pink sand beaches and with businesspeople as an offshore financial haven. Bermuda's Weather Service issued a storm watch late Thursday afternoon, while the Category 1 storm was stationary about 430 miles south-southeast of the storm-hardened British enclave.
June 29, 2012
What: Soul (12-3) at Tampa Bay Storm (6-8) When: Friday, 7:30 p.m. Where: Amalie Motor Oil Field at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, Tampa Bay, Fla. On the web: www.ustream.tv/philadelphiasoul About the Soul: The Soul beat the Storm, 83-48, in Week 7 of the season. . . . This is the final road game of the Soul's season. . . .. Quarterback Dan Raudabaugh has completed 312 of 466 passes for 4,048 yards and 94 touchdowns for a 67.0 completion percentage and 119.7 rating.
October 12, 2011
Hurricane Irene in August racked up some big numbers for Peco Energy Co. The Philadelphia utility on Wednesday told a special Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission forum that the storm damaged 316 poles, 1,509 cross arms, 278 transformers, 90 miles of wire, 5,019 insulators and 11,001 fuses. Peco said more than 511,000 customers lost power: 131,037 in Bucks County; 134,036 in Chester County, 109,392 in Delaware County; 67,899 in Montgomery County, 57,158 in Philadelphia and 11,580 in York County.
August 4, 1991 |
A heavy thunderstorm accompanied by high winds roared through the area last night, forcing the closure of a portion of the Blue Route near Conshohocken, felling trees and triggering power outages throughout the region. Montgomery County was hardest hit, with unconfirmed reports of tornadoes in Springfield and Whitemarsh Townships. The storm started west of the Susquehanna Valley around 7 p.m., then quickly spread through Chester County, southern Montgomery County and Philadelphia.
March 7, 1989 |
We took a dying Old Man Winter's best shot yesterday and were still on our feet today. Both SEPTA and Shadow Traffic reported few weather-related problems during today's morning rush hour despite yesterday's rain-ice-sleet-snow storm that hit the Delaware Valley with only two weeks left on Old Man Winter's clock. And don't worry if you see a stray flurry or snow shower today or tomorrow, advises Accu-Weather meteorologist Eliot Abrams. It's all uphill from yesterday. There's a chance for another inch of accumulation in remote areas of the Delaware Valley today, under cloudy, windy and bitter, wintry-like cold (high 26)
September 3, 2008
With Hurricane Gustav veering away from New Orleans, Republicans poised to party at their national convention in the Twin Cities this week were spared a storm of embarrassment on the third anniversary of the Bush administration's deadly mishandling of Hurricane Katrina. Even though Gustav weakened, its initial threat was enough to prevent an unpopular lame-duck from appearing in person at the Republican National Convention. President Bush's absence was better than a sunny forecast for those in the GOP who wanted no reminders of his administration's Katrina blunders.
December 14, 2007 |
Icy rain left a decorative coating on trees yesterday in the northern and western suburbs, where the nasty weather provided an early holiday treat for students at about 60 schools that closed or sent children home early. However, the wintry mess came up well short of expectations. And it might be a preview of the weekend, when another ballyhooed storm might fail to live up to its billing, at least around here. In the meantime, a major weather event is expected today, especially for the Vitamin D deficient - the reappearance of the sun. In a month that is light-deprived in any given year, this one has been 75 percent cloud-covered, according to National Weather Service data.
September 22, 1989 |
When Hurricane Hugo rocked tiny St. Croix, U.S. District Judge Stanley Brotman's focus shifted from trying cases to trying to survive. Brotman, a federal judge in Camden since 1975, had been in St. Croix since Sept. 14 to preside over several criminal and civil matters. But when Hugo hit there Tuesday, Brotman found himself presiding over about 18 frightened people huddled in the bedroom of a golf course condo. "We didn't expect the storm to be that severe," a weary Brotman said last night, hours after returning to Camden from the devastated island.