29 Aug '11, 5pm

Flooding from #Irene demonstrates need for maintaining flood-detection infrastructure, via @revkin #VTIrene #flood

Flooding from #Irene demonstrates need for maintaining flood-detection infrastructure, via @revkin #VTIrene #flood

Irene’s Floods Rage as U.S. Cuts Stream Tracking Program By ANDREW C. REVKIN Rainfall from Irene. The dark blue patches are spots that saw more than 10 inches of rain. Click for broad map of rainfall totals, power outages and more . As early as Tuesday , it seemed clear that a prime threat from Hurricane Irene as it made its northward push would be inland flooding . That reality has been borne out in the Catskills and a swath of western New England , where extreme flooding has devastated a host of communities . The Catskills, as you can see in the close-focus snippet (right) from a rainfall map, had the worst single deluge, exceeding 12 inches in some spots. That super-deluge is close to amounts generated in the Northeast by the remains of Hurricane Floyd in 1999. The flooding was greatly worsened because much of the storm-washed region was already sodden from record Augus...

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Tropical Storm Irene Causes Heavy Flooding Across Vermont : Chelsea Green

Tropical Storm Irene Causes Heavy Flooding Acro...

chelseagreen.com 29 Aug '11, 4am

Although major media outlets are not reporting many details, we’re tuned in to Vermonters across the state via Twitter and...

Hurricane Irene hits New York, sparking fears of widespread flooding after killing at least 8 people

Hurricane Irene hits New York, sparking fears o...

straitstimes.com 28 Aug '11, 4am

The city was a ghost town after 370,000 people were told to evacuate flood-prone areas, including near Wall Street and at ...

Hurricane Irene over the U.S. East Coast [image] #NASA

Hurricane Irene over the U.S. East Coast [image...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 29 Aug '11, 4pm

Irene was battering eastern North Carolina shortly before noon on August 27, 2011, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Sp...

Rainfall from Hurricane Irene [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 29 Aug '11, 8pm

Although hurricanes often call to mind raging winds and toppling trees, some of the worst destruction caused by these stor...

Tracking Hurricane Irene on Google, Bing, Mobile

Tracking Hurricane Irene on Google, Bing, Mobile

searchenginewatch.com 26 Aug '11, 6pm

As the potentially devastating Hurricane Irene bears down on the east coast of the United States, millions are turning to ...

Hurricane #Irene Rainfall - NASA estimates of h...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 29 Aug '11, 11pm

Although hurricanes often call to mind raging winds and toppling trees, some of the worst destruction caused by these stor...

Jaded New Yorkers aside, Irene was serious busi...

grist.org 29 Aug '11, 2pm

With Hurricane Irene, now a tropical storm, going relatively easy on Gotham, some New Yorkers are feeling ripped off. The ...

Hurricane Irene Survivors Could Find Shelter In LifeCube | Care2 Causes

Hurricane Irene Survivors Could Find Shelter In...

care2.com 29 Aug '11, 10am

The most pressing need for those who’s homes have been destroyed by a natural disaster is secure shelter. Unfortunately, d...

Waiting for Irene, and remembering Katrina

Waiting for Irene, and remembering Katrina

grist.org 27 Aug '11, 2pm

Hurricane Irene. Photo: NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center Cross-posted from National Resources Defense Council . Like mo...

Good summary of #vtirene damage from @BenJervey over @OnEarth Crazy, I've been down half these roads, bridges now gone.

Good summary of #vtirene damage from @BenJervey...

onearth.org 29 Aug '11, 6pm

On Friday afternoon, when Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the mandatory evacuation of low-lying areas of New York City, ...

Hurricane Irene Breaches Outer Banks [image] #NASA

Hurricane Irene Breaches Outer Banks [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 30 Aug '11, 9pm

Flood waters from Hurricane Irene sliced through portions of Highway 12 on North Carolina’s Hatteras Island. Highway 12, w...

Stay safe, US East Coast friends. #hurricane #i...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 27 Aug '11, 6am

Irene, the first hurricane of the 2011 Atlantic season, was poised on August 26 to be the first to make landfall in the Un...

Death toll in the US from Hurricane Irene rises to 18

Death toll in the US from Hurricane Irene rises...

straitstimes.com 29 Aug '11, 12am

The death toll in the United States from Hurricane Irene has risen to 18, with four new fatalities reported in the state o...

#irene

switchboard.nrdc.org 25 Aug '11, 10pm

NRDC’s “Climate Change Threatens Health ” webpages map five major climate-health vulnerabilities across the US. One of the...

Big events like #earthquake, #hurricane #Irene, #Joplin, tsunamis, #Fukushima should show us how we're all connected.

Big events like #earthquake, #hurricane #Irene,...

treehugger.com 25 Aug '11, 9pm

Governors Cuomo of New York and Christie of New Jersey have each declared a state of emergency in their respective states ...