Good afternoon. We’ve had a busy four days participating in the coverage of Irene. That said, we have been commenting on the storm and its impact. Here’s a digest of opinion content published since Sunday: Editorials Get used to warnings, New York, Sunday, Aug. 28 Climate change may continue to… Read More →
Thousands remain without power and roads remain closed a day after Tropical Storm Irene passed through the Lower Hudson Region. Look for continual updates to the story, as well as photo galleries, and video reports, at Lohud.com. Read complete coverage in tomorrow’s edition of The Journal News. Sidney Anthony throws… Read More →
While New York City got so much of the attention, it was the northern suburbs that sustained the lion’s share of the local damage from Irene. With the benefit of hindsight, do you think better planning and development might have made for less damage? Tell us what you think: With… Read More →
For residents experiencing power outages in the wake of Hurricane Irene, Consolidated Edison is distributing dry ice to help those affected preserve food and beverages. The distribution points are Metro-North train stations in Mamaroneck, 1 Station Plaza, Chappaqua, 108 Allen Pl., and Mount Kisco, 1 Kirby Plaza. Dry ice is… Read More →
Irene may have been downgraded to tropical storm status by the time it passed through the Lower Hudson region, but it was still strong enough to wreak havoc in the area, particularly in low lying, flood prone areas. The storm was also responsible for one fatality in Rockland County. Check… Read More →
Now that tropical storm Irene, formerly a hurricane, has moved on, what do you think of the performance of public safety and emergency workers?
President Barack Obama warned Friday that Hurricane Irene may be an “extremely dangerous and costly storm” and that all indications point to it being a “historic hurricane.” Are you preparing? Let us know: Is your family taking any special precautions in advance of Hurricane Irene?
We’ll be bringing you updates into the weekend on Hurricane Irene’s approach here on our local blogs but also over on our main site, http://LoHud.com. For our Twitter friends, follow our Hurricane Irene coverage and tweets @LoHud or by searching for—and using—the hashtag #LoHudIrene. Find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/LoHud…. Read More →
Here’s a look at today’s opinion content: The earthquake and Hurricane Irene: Editorial We comment on the weird week in tectonics and meteorolgy. Tuesday’s earthquake, which did cause some damage in Washington, D.C. and Virginia, was not really comparable to the major earthquakes our friends in California experience. Hurricane Irene,... Read More →
Firefighters battle a fire on the top floor of a Westy self-service warehouse under construction on Westmoreland Avenue in White Plains today. (Photo by Rich Liebson/The Journal News) WHITE PLAINS A pile of debris ignited on on the top floor of a four-story Westy Self-Storage warehouse under construction at 179… Read More →