Hurricane Irene seen from space
This NASA image taken on August 22, 2011 by astronaut Ron Garan on the International Space Station shows Hurricane Irene as it passed over the Caribbean. The National Hurricane Center said Irene is expected to produce total rainfall accumulations of 5 to 10 inches across Puerto Rico, The Virgin Islands, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, the Southeastern Bahamas and The Turks and Caicos Islands. Isolated maximum amounts of rainfall may reach up to 20 inches. The storm is expected to make U.S. landfall Saturday morning in the Carolinas. UPI/NASA
Aftershocks of a magnitude-5.8 earthquake that rattled Virginia in 2011 may have been triggered by Hurricane Irene, researchers say.
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., says there are more than 1,100 dams considered high and significant hazards in upstate New York.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo put the state's power utilities on notice that they will be held accountable for their Hurricane Sandy performance.
Sandy, now a post-tropical cyclone, was blamed for at least 39 U.S. deaths and its capacity for damage was nowhere near over, officials said Tuesday.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo told reporters when inspecting the World Trade Center the state needs to rebuild for a "new reality" due to "extreme weather events."
It was a very rare development in New York: Stock markets closed Monday because of Hurricane Sandy, which is being billed as the perfect storm.
The water quality of U.S. lakes and coastal systems could be degraded if hurricanes intensify in a warming world, researchers at Yale University say.
UPI Almanac for Monday, Aug. 27, 2012.
Power outages reported in the Ohio Valley and Mid-Atlantic states from a rare June 2012 windstorm were worse than Hurricane Irene in 2011, a report said.
Four million homes on U.S. Atlantic and Gulf coasts are at risk of hurricane storm-surge damage with more than $700 billion in property exposure, a report says.