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Photo Of The Day: New Jersey Shore

Photo Of The Day: New Jersey Shore May 16th, 2013 at 6:00PM: David Elwood, Flickr Last year's Superstorm Sandy devastated much of the East Coast, especially around the mid-Atlantic coastline. New York and New Jersey beaches were hit hard, with scores of houses and even towns wiped out. Many places are rebounding, such as Coney Island, which opened officially for the season in April. Today's Photo of the Day was taken this weekend in New Jersey by Flickr...

Airbnb Offers Free Housing For Victims Of Hurricane Sandy

Airbnb Offers Free Housing For Victims Of Hurricane Sandy Nov 8th, 2012 at 1:00PM: Last week, thousands of residents along the East Coast had their homes destroyed or were left without electricity and heat by Hurricane Sandy. This week brought yet another injustice as a vicious Nor'easter storm bearing snow and frigid temperatures left victims scrambling for shelter. That's why we were heartened to hear about a just-announced partnership between NYC.gov and apartment rental...

Greetings From The Jersey Shore

Greetings From The Jersey Shore Nov 7th, 2012 at 1:00PM: I'm one of the lucky ones. No power, no heat and no phone service – but I have a (damaged) roof over my head, a bed and blankets, sweaters and coats to keep me warm, food to eat and potable water to drink. Yesterday, spotty cell service returned, so I could phone loved ones and friends to assure them that I was safe. (I even got a phone call from Bill Clinton, urging me to vote for...

Video Of The Day: Time Lapse Of Superstorm Sandy Hitting New York City

Oct 30th, 2012 at 6:00PM: Richard Shepherd created this time lapse video of Superstorm Sandy hitting New York City by using images from the New York Times webcam, which has been positioned on the 51st floor of the Times building in midtown Manhattan since the start of the storm. The video shows the progression of Sandy from noon on October 29 until 9:30 a.m. on October 30. Keep your eye out for a shift at minute...

New York's LaGuardia Airport Flooded

New York's LaGuardia Airport Flooded Oct 30th, 2012 at 2:00PM: New Yorkers and residents along the Eastern Seaboard are just beginning to emerge today from the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy - millions remain without power, thousands of flights have been cancelled and transportation throughout the region has been severely disrupted. If you need further evidence of what it looks like in New York here on the ground, just check out this shot posted this...

Frankenstorm Brings Plenty Of Scare, Halloween Canceled For Many

Frankenstorm Brings Plenty Of Scare, Halloween Canceled For Many Oct 30th, 2012 at 12:00PM: As waters from the Frankenstorm caused by Hurricane Sandy subside, six million people are without power, hundreds of thousands have been evacuated and thousands more are stranded in airports around the country. Not exactly where everyone wants to be on the eve of yearly Halloween celebrations. "It's the worst I've seen," said David Arnold, from Long Branch, N.J., in a New York Times report....

Weather Events Send Aircraft, Cruise Ships Running

Weather Events Send Aircraft, Cruise Ships Running Oct 28th, 2012 at 3:00PM: When weather events cause travel disruptions, most people planning a vacation or business trip to an affected area have to change their plans. Airports and roads close, flights are diverted and destinations may be damaged or destroyed. Suddenly, the best travel plan has gaping holes in it that need instant attention. The good news is that many travel service providers stand by to help. Right...

SkyMall Monday: Top 5 products for hurricane season

SkyMall Monday: Top 5 products for hurricane season Aug 29th, 2011 at 1:00PM: Here on the East Coast, Hurricane Irene made for quite the weekend. First, we braved the hordes of crazy people in the supermarket (no one needs that much peanut butter), then the torrential rains and, more than anything, the constant barrage of media hype. Thankfully, we're all safe and accounted for here at SkyMall Monday headquarters. However, we're now well aware that hurricane season is...

Cockpit Chronicles: One long date with Hurricane Irene

Cockpit Chronicles: One long date with Hurricane Irene Aug 28th, 2011 at 10:00AM: Plunk, plunk, plunk, went the water as it dripped from the ceiling into a trash can behind me. "I'd just as soon call it quits here and go to a hotel." the captain said, looking at the latest weather report for Santo Domingo and the radar picture of hurricane Irene which was just northwest of our destination. All of Puerto Rico, where we were contemplating our decision, had just been through...

VIDEO: Astronaut's view of the world

May 31st, 2011 at 5:00PM: Need a few moments of Zen? This video from NASA's Johnson Space Center has seven of them, traveling over the Earth from the coast of Namibia to the Amazon Basin to capture an astronaut's view of the world. The incredible images are narrated by Dr. Justin Wilkinson, a soothing astronaut who points out the many rivers, mountains, deserts, and other features shown on NASA's camera from far above....

Katrina exhibit opens in New Orleans

Katrina exhibit opens in New Orleans Oct 31st, 2010 at 11:00AM: It was the most catastrophic event in New Orleans history. Hurricane Katrina destroyed large swathes of the city and left hundreds of thousands homeless. Now the Louisiana State Museum has opened an exhibit chronicling the natural disasters that have visited New Orleans, culminating in the most recent and worst. Living with Hurricanes: Katrina and Beyond, a 6,700 square-foot multimedia...

Could a hurricane still disrupt your vacation?

Could a hurricane still disrupt your vacation? Oct 17th, 2010 at 4:00PM: If you have a vacation planned to the Gulf of Mexico coast between now and the end of November, the odds that it will get screwed up by a hurricane are declining rapidly. Hurricane season ends on November 30, and it looks like it's going to be remembered as a pretty mild one, with only 16 named storms, nine hurricanes and five hitting Category 3 or higher. There haven't been any major storms to...

Airlines provide change fee relief because of Hurricane Earl

Airlines provide change fee relief because of Hurricane Earl Sep 2nd, 2010 at 10:00AM: As Hurricane Earl works its way up the east coast, airlines are letting passengers take one item off their lists of concerns. Delta has announced that passengers affected by the storm can make one-time changes to their plans without incurring any fees. This applies to flights scheduled for today and tomorrow and covers more than 20 airports in the eastern United States, including the New York...

Hurricane season is for bargain-hunters

Hurricane season is for bargain-hunters May 27th, 2009 at 8:00AM: Hurricane season will not keep travelers from their destinations! A recent survey by TripAdvisor®, which mined the opinions of more than 1,000 U.S. travelers, reports that 43 percent plan to hit a hurricane-prone destination this summer or fall – peak hurricane season. This is up from 36 percent last year. Sixty-five percent of the survey's respondents are doing this to take advantage of...

A Hurricane Hits Canada

A Hurricane Hits Canada Sep 30th, 2008 at 8:00AM: When television reporters try for their moment of glory by standing outside in the midst of a hurricane, there is usually a palm tree being whipped by the wind in the background. Hurricanes are known mainly as a tropical phenomenon. But not always. Hurricane Kyle battered Nova Scotia yesterday. Meanwhile, the neighboring US state of Maine issued the first hurricane warning in 17 years. Winds of 96...

Going to Texas? Maybe not this weekend.

Going to Texas? Maybe not this weekend. Sep 12th, 2008 at 5:00PM: Continental just suspended all of its flights in and out of Houston through Saturday pending results from Hurricane Ike, which is currently barreling towards the Gulf coast. Naturally, Mother Nature will be disrupting your plans if you're flying through Texas this weekend, or even through the heartland over the course of the week, as the storm works its way into the breadbasket and disperses...

Caribbean vacations: Trying to reason with hurricane season

Caribbean vacations: Trying to reason with hurricane season Jun 13th, 2008 at 8:00AM: This is a tense time of year for all those cruise and Caribbean enthusiasts out there, as scientists finalize their predictions about what kind of hurricane season the year will have. For 2008, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting a "normal or slightly busier" year for hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean. What's normal? NOAA says most years see 11 named storms, with six...

Finally, Europe Has Its Own Natural Disaster

Finally, Europe Has Its Own Natural Disaster Jan 19th, 2007 at 2:10PM: As a journalist, I find weather stories pathetic. It's mainly the use of all the tragic words I despise: devastating, gushing, torn into homes, etc. But people love them. There is nothing like a natural catastrophe that gets the readership numbers up. Now, with the high winds "blasting" across Europe, killing 45 people, European papers have stuff to write about. Call me cynical, but I have always...

New Orleans & Katrina Revisited: A Photo Gallery

New Orleans & Katrina Revisited: A Photo Gallery Aug 28th, 2006 at 8:20AM: Tomorrow marks the one-year anniversary of one of the costliest not to mention deadliest storms to hit U.S. landfall -- Hurricane Katrina. To prepare for the occasion last Friday USA Today featured a photo gallery and fairly detailed report on the state of tourism affairs in the grand ole' city. This being the first summer since the storm hit last year business owners are said to be down 60%...

Blogging New Orleans!

Blogging New Orleans! May 24th, 2006 at 10:36PM: How sooo out of the loop I feel these days trying to get more Americans to walk and exercise! Perhaps I missed a memo that went out, but where and when did our sister site, Blogging New Orleans come around? Seriously? I was scrolling down just to see what has been happening on sister sites across the board when I discovered one I never knew existed! Anyhow, Blogging New Orleans looks quite...

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