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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2012
Hurricane Isaac was battering the greater New Orleans area Wednesday morning , but meanwhile, forecasters are watching two other developing storms. One doesn't appear likely to impact land. Wind speeds became sufficiently strong in one storm late Tuesday that it earned the name Tropical Storm Kirk. Kirk was about 2,000 miles east-northeast of the Virgin Islands as of about 5 a.m. Wednesday with maximum sustained winds of 45 mph. Kirk isn't expected to make landfall, but rather spin toward the North Atlantic before dissipating in cold waters, according to the National Hurricane Center.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | October 4, 2013
Tropical Storm Karen is forecast to make landfall on the coasts of Louisiana or Mississippi on Saturday, possibly as a weak hurricane, or at least close to that strength. The storm had maximum sustained winds of 60 mph as of Friday morning, moving within 300 miles of the mouth of the Mississippi River. To reach hurricane status, sustained winds must be at least 74 mph. Karen is not forecast to strengthen significantly Friday, but could on Saturday, according to National Hurricane Center forecasts.
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NEWS
September 6, 2012
In the interest of journalistic accuracy, Hurricane Katrina did not devastate the city of New Orleans ("We built that," Sept. 3). The hurricane itself did very little damage. Monday, after the storm left, citizens discovered that water was rising in the city as a result of breaches in the levees. More than 80 percent of the city flooded as a result of breaches in poorly designed and constructed levees. And the same U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that built the failed levees built the new infrastructure that protected the city from Hurricane Isaac.
NEWS
September 6, 2012
In the interest of journalistic accuracy, Hurricane Katrina did not devastate the city of New Orleans ("We built that," Sept. 3). The hurricane itself did very little damage. Monday, after the storm left, citizens discovered that water was rising in the city as a result of breaches in the levees. More than 80 percent of the city flooded as a result of breaches in poorly designed and constructed levees. And the same U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that built the failed levees built the new infrastructure that protected the city from Hurricane Isaac.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | September 1, 2012
Dennis Paul nearly didn't make it to the start of Saturday's American Le Mans Series race. Considering that Paul has served as the starter since the circuit began in 1999, and has only missed two races in North America, his absence might have been noticed in Baltimore. Paul lives in New Orleans, where he teaches pharmacology at the Louisiana State University medical school. Paul arrived in town late Friday night, and thought for awhile that his flight might not make it out because of Hurricane Isaac.
NEWS
August 30, 2012
I am a dedicated Democrat, but one has to have some compassion for the Republicans who scheduled their convention in Florida during hurricane season ("Short session but high spirits," Aug. 28). In my circle, the jokes are flying. If the Republicans are that daring, what other chances would they take with our lives if they were in power? Are they gamblers or conservative thinkers? Why did they choose Florida at this time of the year? One of my friends reminded me that in September 2005 the Rev. Pat Robertson and other conservative religious leaders claimed that hurricane Katrina "was sent by God as an omen or a punishment for America's alleged sins.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | October 4, 2013
Tropical Storm Karen is forecast to make landfall on the coasts of Louisiana or Mississippi on Saturday, possibly as a weak hurricane, or at least close to that strength. The storm had maximum sustained winds of 60 mph as of Friday morning, moving within 300 miles of the mouth of the Mississippi River. To reach hurricane status, sustained winds must be at least 74 mph. Karen is not forecast to strengthen significantly Friday, but could on Saturday, according to National Hurricane Center forecasts.
NEWS
September 3, 2012
The whole nation was metaphorically holding its breath last week as Hurricane Isaac bore down on New Orleans, almost seven years to the day after Hurricane Katrina destroyed large parts of the city. Fortunately, the destruction inflicted by Isaac didn't cause anywhere near the damage wrought by the earlier storm, which left much of the city underwater after the levees protecting it collapsed. Though Isaac flooded some surrounding areas to the roof-tops and left hundreds of thousands of residents without power, the loss of life in the city proper was minimal compared to Katrina's toll, and the scale of property damage was also substantially less.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | September 2, 2012
Marylanders looking to pile their picnic tables with crabs for one last send-off to summer this Labor Day will likely have to do so with a less-than-jumbo variety of the state's favorite crustacean, thanks to Hurricane Isaac. The storm that tore through Louisiana last week did significant damage to Gulf Coast docks and roads, disrupting a regular supply to Maryland — and elsewhere — of the jumbo and large crabs that, for a variety of reasons, aren't being harvested locally this season.
NEWS
September 6, 2012
A recent editorial stated that "The whole nation was metaphorically holding its breath last week as Hurricane Isaac bore down on New Orleans, almost seven years to the day after Hurricane Katrina destroyed large parts of the city" ("We built that," Sept. 3). The fact of the matter is that the flooding of New Orleans was overwhelmingly the fault of the Army Corps of Engineers - who were solely responsible for designing and building the levee system they knew to be flawed - not the hurricane itself.
NEWS
September 3, 2012
The whole nation was metaphorically holding its breath last week as Hurricane Isaac bore down on New Orleans, almost seven years to the day after Hurricane Katrina destroyed large parts of the city. Fortunately, the destruction inflicted by Isaac didn't cause anywhere near the damage wrought by the earlier storm, which left much of the city underwater after the levees protecting it collapsed. Though Isaac flooded some surrounding areas to the roof-tops and left hundreds of thousands of residents without power, the loss of life in the city proper was minimal compared to Katrina's toll, and the scale of property damage was also substantially less.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | September 2, 2012
Marylanders looking to pile their picnic tables with crabs for one last send-off to summer this Labor Day will likely have to do so with a less-than-jumbo variety of the state's favorite crustacean, thanks to Hurricane Isaac. The storm that tore through Louisiana last week did significant damage to Gulf Coast docks and roads, disrupting a regular supply to Maryland — and elsewhere — of the jumbo and large crabs that, for a variety of reasons, aren't being harvested locally this season.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | September 1, 2012
Dennis Paul nearly didn't make it to the start of Saturday's American Le Mans Series race. Considering that Paul has served as the starter since the circuit began in 1999, and has only missed two races in North America, his absence might have been noticed in Baltimore. Paul lives in New Orleans, where he teaches pharmacology at the Louisiana State University medical school. Paul arrived in town late Friday night, and thought for awhile that his flight might not make it out because of Hurricane Isaac.
NEWS
August 30, 2012
I am a dedicated Democrat, but one has to have some compassion for the Republicans who scheduled their convention in Florida during hurricane season ("Short session but high spirits," Aug. 28). In my circle, the jokes are flying. If the Republicans are that daring, what other chances would they take with our lives if they were in power? Are they gamblers or conservative thinkers? Why did they choose Florida at this time of the year? One of my friends reminded me that in September 2005 the Rev. Pat Robertson and other conservative religious leaders claimed that hurricane Katrina "was sent by God as an omen or a punishment for America's alleged sins.
NEWS
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2012
Hurricane Isaac was battering the greater New Orleans area Wednesday morning , but meanwhile, forecasters are watching two other developing storms. One doesn't appear likely to impact land. Wind speeds became sufficiently strong in one storm late Tuesday that it earned the name Tropical Storm Kirk. Kirk was about 2,000 miles east-northeast of the Virgin Islands as of about 5 a.m. Wednesday with maximum sustained winds of 45 mph. Kirk isn't expected to make landfall, but rather spin toward the North Atlantic before dissipating in cold waters, according to the National Hurricane Center.
NEWS
September 5, 2012
A few comments on your editorial "We built that" (Sept. 3): Hurricane Katrina was not the cause of the massive devastation, destruction and deaths in New Orleans these seven years ago. Rather, it was the failure of the man-made levees and floodwalls built and maintained by the Army Corps of Engineers. There is admissions now from the corps that the blame it originally placed on the city and state was unfounded. That truth being said, it is to the corps' credit that the $14.5 billion investment in flood control after Katrina performed as planned.
NEWS
September 18, 2012
WEATHER Heavy rains are forecasted for Tuesday , with a chance they could turn severe with damaging winds and lightning in the afternoon and evening. Temperatures are expected to be between the upper 60s and mid-70s throughout the day. TRAFFIC Check our traffic updates for this morning's issues as you plan your commute. FROM LAST NIGHT State Democrats back LaFerla write-in bid : The Maryland Democratic Party has endorsed the write-in candidacy of Eastern Shore physician John LaFerla in the 1st Congressional District.
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