Nearly 2 Million Homes, Businesses Still Without Power After East Coast Storm

VOA Nearly 2 million households and businesses remained without power Saturday on the U.S. East Coast after a heavy storm system brought rain, snow and hurricane-force winds to states from Maine, where the governor declared a state of emergency, all the
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US East Coast Shaking Off Massive Storm’s Effects

VOA News The U.S. government was closed Monday, and children in Washington, DC, got the day off from school, giving the city a chance to dig out and clean up from the record-breaking winter storm. Many Washington streets and highways were still snow-covered as the sun came up. The day off for (more...)

Hurricane Patricia Weakens, Still Dangerous

VOA News The much-feared Hurricane Patricia over Mexico has weakened significantly after coming ashore as the strongest storm ever in the Western Hemisphere. The storm has maximum sustained winds of 155 kilometers per hour, and diminishing, making it a Category 2 hurricane — drastically down from the 325 kilometers per hour just before (more...)

New Orleans Mourns Katrina Losses But Celebrates Its Renewal

VOA News Church bells tolled Saturday in the U.S. city of New Orleans and across large swaths of the Gulf Coast as residents marked the 10th anniversary of the deadly Hurricane Katrina. Dignitaries in the hard-hit city laid wreaths and eulogized the the storm's 1,800 dead, while celebrating the recovery of the (more...)

NASA’s Cassini Watches Storm Choke on Its Own Tail

In a new paper that provides the most detail yet about the life and death of a monstrous thunder-and-lightning storm on Saturn, scientists from NASA’s Cassini mission describe how the massive storm churned around the planet until it encountered its own tail and sputtered out. It (more...)

Katia and Lee May Get Followers

The Atlantic storm season is at its peak. Hurricane Katia, that reached category 4 just a few days ago has already weakened to category 1. Its path, as meteorologists say, will most likely re-curve to the east and will not hit the East Coast directly. However, it may cause high (more...)

How To Prepare For a Hurricane

It is still uncertain what would hurricane Irene’s path be, and though Pennsylvania does not have an access to the Atlantic Ocean, which coast line is considered to be in the high risk zone, we recommend Philadelphians as well as all residents of areas close to New Jersey to prepare (more...)

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