The Boston Globe - A portion of the seawall along Bay Avenue here was destroyed by Tuesdays storm-driven high tide, leaving a mangled mess of concrete slabs, cinder blocks, metal, and bricks. One house that sits along the wall was boarded up and a part of its oceanside porch was ripped away. Nearby, the storm had flattened a chain-link fence in front of a neighboring home. Joe Hackett, who lives on Bay Avenue near the collapsed seawall, said the Atlantic Ocean started slamming into the concrete structure around 3 a.m., and progressively got more and more violent as the high tide rolled in. “The house was shaking,” said Hackett.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
NBC News - Coastal New England was battered Tuesday by a blizzard of blinding snow, ferocious waves and winds that topped hurricane speed, and city streets in Boston were empty of all but snowplows. New York City, New Jersey and parts of Connecticut lifted travel bans, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo said subways and buses in the nations largest city would roll again later in the morning. But major airports in the Northeast were still deserted after more than 7,700 flights were canceled. In Massachusetts, the blizzard was living up to its historic billing.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
NBC News - Thousands of Massachusetts residents were without power Tuesday morning as a snowstorm packing near hurricane-force winds walloped coastal communities and forced evacuations from homes on the island of Nantucket. Massachusetts State Police reported downtown Nantucket streets were flooded and evacuations were underway. Power was out to the entire island, Nantucket Police Chief William Pittman told NBC News, affecting about 12,800 people. National Grid, which services the island, said it was working to fix power and expected some areas to have electricity restored later Tuesday morning.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
FOX News - Officials say 11 people are safe after being rescued from their sinking tow boat off the Hawaiian island of Oahu. The Coast Guard says it received an emergency call Thursday afternoon from the 95-foot Nalani after it began taking on water about 2 1/2 miles offshore. Emergency vessels rushed toward the scene, while an alert went out for boats in the area to help with a rescue. Two vessels reached the stricken craft and brought all 11 people aboard to safety, later transferring them to a Coast Guard boat. No one was injured.
Friday, January 23, 2015
Daily Record - About 3,000 Superstorm Sandy victims who were either wrongly given storm recovery aid or who were overpaid would not have to repay the federal government under legislation to be introduced next week by two New Jersey Congressmen. U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez and U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone will introduce identical bills that would prohibit the federal Emergency Management Agency from issuing so-called "clawback" letters demanding repayment of aid it wrongly awarded to homeowners. The law would not apply to cases of fraud.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
NBC Miami - Oceania Cruises said three people died on the cruise ship Insignia when it had a fire in the engine room while docked in St. Lucia Thursday morning. The cruise line said the fire was contained to the engine room and extinguished. Three crew members and two contractors who were working on the ship at the time of the fire were taken to a medical facility on the eastern Caribbean island countr.Oceania said two of the contractors and one crew member died as a result of their injuries.
Friday, December 12, 2014
The Washington Post - For two decades, scientists have kept a close watch on a vast, icebound corner of West Antarctica that is undergoing a historic thaw. Climate experts have predicted that, centuries from now, the regions mile-thick ice sheet could collapse and raise sea levels as much as 11 feet. Now, new evidence is causing concern that the collapse could happen faster than anyone thought. New scientific studies this week have shed light on the speed and the mechanics of West Antarctic melting, documenting an acceleration that, if it continues, could have major effects on coastal cities worldwide.
Friday, December 05, 2014
CBS Miami - There was no party for a mega yacht called “RockStar” after a drawbridge unexpectedly came down on the passing vessel. Chopper 4 was over the scene as the ship was being towed from Fort Lauderdale to Miami.The yacht, which costs a little more than quarter of a million dollars to charter for a week was waiting for a visit from the Coast Guard and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission before it could continue on. The Broad Causeway that connects North Miami with Bay Harbor Islands and Bal Harbour is undergoing tests to make sure the locking mechanism works.
Thursday, December 04, 2014
WPRI - The hurricane season is officially over and it was mostly calm this year, especially here in Southern New England. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicted that there would be 8-13 named storms; 3-6 hurricanes and 1-2 major storms. For the 2014 season, the predictions were spot on. There were eight named storms, six hurricanes, and two major storms. Although, the seasons first storm was the most significant threat to Southern New England. Hurricane Arthur ruined many Fourth of July barbeques and literally rained on our parades across the region.
Thursday, December 04, 2014
Bloomberg - With just about a month left in the eastern Pacifics hurricane season, Mexico is once again the target of a tropical system on its western coast. The latest system, Tropical Storm Vance, was drifting west in the Pacific Ocean with top winds of 40 miles (64 kilometers) per hour yesterday, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said. The projected track raised the possibility Mexico will take another tropical hit in the next week. “It isnt out of the question, it is going to take a loop to get there,” said Tom Kines, a meteorologist at AccuWeather Inc. in State College, Pennsylvania.
Friday, October 31, 2014