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Hurricane Ike (2008)

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Top Hurricane Ike (2008) Articles

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  • Plan Commission OKs new Pullman sports facility

    Plan Commission OKs new Pullman sports facility
    A $15 million sports facility in the Pullman neighborhood that a local aldermen calls a "game changer" for young student-athletes on the South Side was endorsed Thursday by the Chicago Plan Commission. Although the nonprofit group building the...
  • Ask Tom: Did Katrina's remnants reach Chicago?

    Dear Tom, How often do hurricane remnants reach the Chicago area? Didn't Katrina's remnants reach Chicago? — Robert Skurski Dear Robert, On at least 17 occasions since 1900, remnant low-pressure systems from tropical cyclones have passed...
  • Government shutdown may have led to spike in Washington births

    Government shutdown may have led to spike in Washington births
    Last October's government shutdown left 800,000 federal employees without work for 16 days, but apparently they found ways to occupy their time. Nine months later, some Washington, D.C., hospitals are reporting a spike in newborns. "There's no way...
  • Notes and notables

    A life of service Effie Ashe spent 12 years on the Newport News School Board, but summarizing her public life to that service vastly underestimated the impact she had on this community. Yes, her passion was education, as the three terms on the school...
  • Since Sandy, a storm pattern of costly stumbles in New Jersey

    Since Sandy, a storm pattern of costly stumbles in New Jersey
    When New Jersey officials were ready to start rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy roared up the Atlantic Coast in October 2012, they were determined not to repeat the mistakes of disasters past. So Richard Constable III, head of the state Department of...
  • Grand Turk: Dive right in

    Grand Turk: Dive right in
    GRAND TURK, Turks and Caicos - There's not much here except the dazzle and the deep blue sea. The dazzle: Governor's Beach, a strip of white that edges the island like the powdered sugar rim of a cannoli. The sea: It's actually not deep blue. It's as...
  • Galveston Pleasure Pier brings thrill rides back to Texas coast

    Galveston Pleasure Pier brings thrill rides back to Texas coast
    A disaster-prone Texas tourist destination that for more than a century has been an on-again, off-again home to oceanfront amusements will once again lure thrill-seekers with roller coasters, midway games and carnival confections. PHOTOS: New rides at...
  • A big question mark hovers over the cruise industry

    A big question mark hovers over the cruise industry
    The first quarter of 2012 was supposed to be a sweet spot for passenger cruise lines. Wave season, as it's known, marks a time when cruise companies and travel agents roll out deep discounts on cruise vacations and rack up lots of sales. But that changed...
  • Ask Tom why: What is the possibility of a hurricane hitting Illinois?

    Dear Tom, What is the possibility of a hurricane hitting Illinois? —Mark Aguirre, Markham Dear Mark, Even though Illinois' midcontinent location far from the ocean precludes it from being hit by a full-fledged hurricane, remnants of hurricanes...
  • Dance of the hurricanes: NOAA video marks end of 2011 season

     
    The 2011 Atlantic hurricane season officially ends on Wednesday, making the sixth straight year a major hurricane did not make landfall in the United States....
  • Terrebonne Parish Demolishing Storm-Hit Homes

    Terrebonne Parish Demolishing Storm-Hit Homes
    Terrebonne Parish is planning to demolish about 450 hurricane-damaged homes, mostly in low-lying bayou communities. Parish officials said the structures will be torn down this spring because they are in such dilapidated condition that they pose a...
  • Missing Firefighter Identified as Search Continues at Reservoir

    Missing Firefighter Identified as Search Continues at Reservoir
    A Sacramento firefighter missing in a Yuba County lake has been identified as a 10-year veteran of the department. William Porter went fishing at Camp Far West Reservoir Wednesday night, and never returned home. Yuba and Placer Counties Sheriffs’...