Hurricanes and Tropical Storms

Remembering Riley

Remembering Riley

With nor’easter after nor’easter coming one right after another, with another looming at the beginning of the week, it might be easy to overlook the historic nature of what Winter Storm Riley did to this area.

Two weeks ago today, there was gridlock on both sides of the Susquehanna River, the likes of which has never been seen. Everyone has a horror story, or knows someone with a similar tale, of how many hours it took to make a routine trip usually measured in minutes.

Winter Storm Riley’s fury wasn’t the remnants of the iconic Tropical Storm Agnes in 1972, neither was it what was left of Hurricane Isabel in 2003, nor was it Superstorm Sandy in 2012. Sandy flooded much of the...