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Gale-Force Winds, Rain and Snow Lash Much of Northeastern U.S.

Gale-force winds lashed much of the northeastern U.S. on Monday, prompting tornado watches and flash-flood warnings. “Hold on to your hats!” the National Weather Service in Boston tweeted as gusts exceeding 50 mph and heavy rainfall bore down on a …

Eight Years Later, Sandy Still Costing Transit Systems Billions

Once a gleaming symbol of early 20th-century ambition and prosperity, Hoboken’s grand rail terminal now sits as a somber reminder of the daunting challenges facing mass transit in the New York region. Eight years ago Thursday, Superstorm Sandy pushed the …

Storm Damages New Hampshire Cottages, Creates Waterspout Over Lake

A strong storm damaged vacation cottages on New Hampshire’s Lake Winnipesaukee Saturday. The fast-moving system brought strong winds and heavy rain and created a waterspout over the lake. WMUR-TV reports that at Clearwater Lodges in Wolfeboro, two cottages were destroyed …

Weather Service Probes Damage in New Jersey to Determine if Tornado Hit

National Weather Service officials on Thursday were trying to determine if a tornado touched down as a severe thunderstorm moved across a portion of New Jersey. Heavy rain and powerful winds sent residents scrambling in the Lincroft section of Middletown …

Damage Mounts from Midwest Derecho Storm

The impact of a windstorm that tore through the Midwest has continued to grow, as widespread power outages have kept businesses closed, limited communication, spoiled food and caused long lines at gas stations. The rare storm known as a derecho …

New Jersey Provides Guidance for Homeowners After Tropical Storm Isaias

The New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance (DOBI) has provided guidance for homeowners suffering property damage caused by the recent tropical storm that rattled the state. DOBI has issued guidance for New Jersey homeowners on filing a homeowners insurance …

New York Regulator Takes Action to Expedite Isaias-Related Insurance Claims

The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) has taken action to help expedite the payment of insurance claims for New Yorkers affected by Tropical Storm Isaias. As the storm moved through the eastern portion of the state, it …

Connecticut Residents Warned About Repair Scams After Tropical Storm Isaias

Connecticut Attorney General William Tong has warned Connecticut residents to be on alert for tree removal, power restoration or other repair scams in areas still without power or where heavy damage resulted from Tropical Storm Isaias. After past significant storms …

Tornadoes Confirmed in Pennsylvania During Storm

The National Weather Service has confirmed that tornadoes touched down in Bucks and Montgomery counties during Tuesday’s storm. The weather service office in Mount Holly, New Jersey, said more details would be provided later such as the strength and exact …

Storm Kills Three, Rips Roof Off Apartment Building in Pennsylvania

A brief but severe storm killed three people in southeastern Pennsylvania and ripped the roof off a seven-story apartment building, authorities said. Montgomery County officials said the three fatalities occurred in separate incidents during Wednesday’s noontime storm, two in Lower …