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LAWRENCE: People learn to accept being in a hurricane’s path

August 30, 2012 in The Daily Republic

A hurricane was spinning in the gulf that day, and my friend Jim wasn’t going to listen to any argument. Continue Reading

Struggle on East Coast to recover from Irene continues

August 31, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Nearly 2 million people remained without power in water-logged homes and businesses from North Carolina through New England, where the storm has been blamed for at least 45 deaths in 13 states. Raging floodwaters continued to ravage parts of northern New Jersey this morning, even after the state’s rain-swollen rivers crested and slowly receded. Continue Reading

hief: Irene recovery efforts won’t be hindered by dwindling disaster aid fund

August 31, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator Craig Fugate tells CBS’s “The Early Show” a drawdown in assistance funds will have no negative impact on the agency’s efforts to help stricken Eastern Seaboard states. Continue Reading

Irene after effects continue to diisrupt East Coast

August 31, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Dangerously-damaged infrastructure, 2.5 million people without power and thousands of water-logged homes and businesses continued to overshadow the lives of residents and officials from North Carolina through New England, where the storm has been blamed for at least 44 deaths in 13 states.
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Helicopters rush food, water to cut-off Vt. towns

August 30, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

National Guard helicopters rushed food and water to a dozen cut-off Vermont towns after the rainy remnants of Hurricane Irene washed out roads and bridges in a deluge that took many people in the landlocked New England state by surprise. Continue Reading

Brewing congressional battle over replenishing disaster aid looms

August 30, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A political battle between the tea party-driven House and the Democratic-controlled Senate is threatening to slow money to the government’s main disaster aid account, which is so low that new rebuilding projects have been put on hold to help victims of Hurricane Irene and future disasters. Continue Reading

In Irene’s aftermath, federal disaster aid account faces shortfall

August 30, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

With less than $800 million in its disaster aid coffers, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has been forced to freeze rebuilding projects from disasters dating to Hurricane Katrina to conserve money for emergency needs in the wake of Irene. Lawmakers from states ravaged by tornadoes this spring, like Missouri and Alabama, are especially furious. Continue Reading

Irene’s death toll leaps to 38; Vermont towns battle floods

August 29, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The full measure of Hurricane Irene’s fury came into focus Monday as the death toll jumped to 38, New England towns battled epic floods and millions faced the dispiriting prospect of several days without electricity.
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NO MONSTER: Irene was wet, deadly and expensive

August 29, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The storm left millions without power across much of the Eastern Seaboard, left at least two dozen dead and forced airlines to cancel about 9,000 flights. It never became the big-city nightmare forecasters and public officials had warned about, but it still had the ability to surprise. Continue Reading

Rain, heavy seas accompany Hurricane Irene’s East Coast journey

August 26, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Hurricane Irene began lashing the East Coast with rain today ahead of a weekend of violent weather that was almost certain to heap punishment on a vast stretch of shoreline from the Carolinas to Massachusetts. Continue Reading