That’s according to a study by the nonprofit science journalism group Climate Central. It says that’s equivalent to having Central Park covered 41 feet high with sewage.
Starting at 1 p.m. on Dec. 26th, the transportation system is offering full-system cross-honoring, which means that customers who take a bus, for example, can use their bus pass to take the train.
Approximately 10,000 Philadelphia residents are living in flood zones. And that number is only within the city limits.
When a storm hits, governments and utility companies often find their preparations insufficient.
A major storm could cause a business to close its doors for good. But even those able to recover may suffer.
A nor’easter smacked the storm-ravaged Jersey shore on Wednesday, a week and half after Superstorm Sandy wrecked many of its beaches, dunes and boardwalks, and left low-lying communities newly vulnerable to flooding, wind damage and power outages.
“Make plans now to stay with family and friends. We are calling on you to be out of those homes by 2 p.m. on Sunday,” Nutter said.
As Sandy continues to pose a very real threat to the area, there are a number of preparations residents are being urged to undertake.
As the days go on, the likelihood of powerful impacts from Sandy across our region continues to increase.
The 2012 hurricane season has been active with now 18 named storms. With the peak of hurricane season long gone, climatology shows another little spike in activity in October.
Schools in one Montgomery County district will be closed on Wednesday due to a power outage.
Gov. Chris Christie says New Jersey’s power providers must do a better job responding to weather emergencies — or pay the price.
Wild storms in Wildwood, New Jersey Wednesday afternoon left a group of beach goers with quite a scare following a close encounter with lightning.
This marks the 25th day of 90 degree heat in Philadelphia during 2012, and the second time this year that the mercury has soared to triple digits in the city.
Amidst record-breaking heat, the forecast is calling for more severe storms on Saturday and Sunday in South Jersey and Delaware, and Atlantic City Electric and Delmarva warn residents to be prepared.
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