strong winds News

High Winds, Tornado Rip Off Cape Cod Hotel Roof, Lead to Power Outages

High winds and one radar-confirmed tornado ripped off a hotel roof, downed trees that blocked roads, and knocked out power to thousands on Cape Cod on Tuesday during the peak of tourist season. A tornado struck Yarmouth just after noon, …

Construction Crane Collapses on House, Apartment Building in New Jersey

Strong winds may be to blame for the collapse of a construction crane in New Jersey. The crane came down onto a house and an apartment building across from Rutgers University in New Brunswick on Sunday night. News 12 New …

Fire Warning Issued for Southern New England Due to Winds, Dry Conditions

A combination of strong winds and dry conditions are prompting officials to warn about the danger of wildfires in southern New England. The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning for all of southern New England through 8 p.m. …

Spring Nor’easter Targets Northeast with Heavy Snow, Winds

A spring nor’easter targeted the Northeast on Wednesday with strong winds and a foot or more of snow expected in some parts of the region. Airlines canceled flights and schools canceled classes ahead of the fourth major storm in three …

Nor’easter May Break Records, Threatens Billions in Real Estate

A potentially record-breaking nor’easter is set to pummel the U.S. East Coast with wind, snow and rain Friday, putting billions of dollars of coastal real estate at risk from “unprecedented flooding.” While upwards of a foot (30 centimeters) of snow …

Authorities: 18 Injured After Ferry Crashes into Jetty in Massachusetts

Eighteen people were injured after a high-speed ferry struck a jetty in Hyannisport, Mass., and began taking on water, authorities said. The U.S. Coast Guard and steamship authority said the ferry, Iyanough, hit the jetty and grounded on the rocks …

Source of Clean Energy? Wind Turbines Are Spilling Oil in Mexico

Wind turbines were planted along a strip of Mexico’s southern coast to make the country’s power industry cleaner. Now they’re spilling oil. In the town of Juchitan last month, a clean-up was under way around a generator owned by Electricite …

Plunging Temperatures in Northeast Lead to Icy Conditions Following Storm

Concerns about falling temperatures and icy conditions on roads and sidewalks across the Northeast followed a late-season storm that plastered the region with sleet and snow. Tuesday’s powerful nor’easter paralyzed much of the Washington-to-Boston corridor, but fell short of the …

Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Offers Advice for Winter Storm Damage

Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller is offering tips to consumers whose home or automobile may have sustained damage from this week’s winter storm, according to a press release issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Insurance. “Most standard homeowners’ insurance policies …

Fire Destroys 10 Businesses in Massachusetts Shopping Plaza

A fire has destroyed several businesses in a Framingham, Mass., shopping plaza. The fire started around 2 a.m. Saturday at the Old Path Village Complex. Authorities say the blaze was difficult to combat and fast-moving because of strong winds and …