Posts Tagged ‘hurricane irene’

Georgetown Voice Students Punished for Damaging University Property

The Georgetown Voice offices are being downsized after three students caused damage to the ceiling of their on-campus space.
Last month, during Hurricane Irene, the students were in an area closed off due to the threat of flying debris. The students ignored "repeated, reasonable requests" from campus police officers to vacate the space, says the university's [...]

The Needle: Are We Wimps? Edition

Wired And Dangerous: Hurricanes, we all learned last week, can be quite hazardous. Besides wind, rain, and flooding, though, the storms can also arm would-be assailants. Or at least that's what Montgomery County authorities say happened with in Silver Spring on Sunday. Richard Bialczak was arrested as Hurricane Irene's winds blew out of the region [...]

The Needle: It’s Electric Edition

Power Strictly Optional: The world finally has the answer to the question of "what's more devastating, tropical storms or blizzards?" Irene left hundreds of thousands of people without power by Monday, two days after passing through the mid-Atlantic—more, apparently, than the Snowmageddon did a few years ago. But the weather since the storm has been [...]

Tree Meets House

Hurricane Irene dumped about four inches of rain on the District, left thousands of people without power, and generally made Saturday a good day not to go outside. For the most part, the tropical storm-force winds didn't do too much damage. There were a few downed trees, though, including this one on the 700 block [...]

The Needle: Goodnight Irene Edition

Irene, Goodnight: If you're still thinking about Tuesday's earthquake, your anxieties are hopelessly passé. All the cool kids are now worrying about Hurricane Irene, set to blow by the Delaware coast this weekend on its way to turning New York City into an outtake from a disaster movie, tossing a bunch of rain and wind [...]

Do Not Go To Costco

If you're planning an afternoon supply run to the Costco in Pentagon City as Hurricane Irene draws near, don't bother. The scene there this morning:

Then again, you might still be in line to check out by the time the storm arrives—and we could think of worse spots to shelter in place than a warehouse loaded [...]