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If Irma hit Colorado

So just how big is Hurricane Irma? I found a story on the Washington Post with an interactive map that lets you superimpose Irma (as she was on Wednesday) on […]

Attention riveted on Houston area

Hurricane Harvey has rightfully dominated the news for several days, and while I’ve seen plenty of hurricane coverage in my life, this is the first time I’ve had friends in […]

Best photograph of the NY power outage

  Of all the pictures we’ve seen of lower Manhattan’s power outage, this has to be the best. Not a dark skyline silhouetted against a still-glowing uptown or a dark […]

Google crisis map keys on Sandy

Just when I’d decided Google does everything worth doing, I’ve found they also do crisis maps. Being both a map nut and a weather watcher, I found this particularly intriguing. […]

Sandy approaching NYC

Want to see Hurricane Sandy approaching New York harbor? Or more accurately at the moment, hear her? Check out the live streaming video of NY harbor from the Statue of […]

hunker down

‘Hunkering down’ for hurricanes

I have restrained myself for approximately four years, so I’m giving myself permission to rant again about a particular pet peeve of mine. Back in 2008 I wrote: When reporters […]

Hurricane Irene

Thoughts on Irene

I’ve had the TV on all day, tuned to CNN, watching the news and worrying about everyone on the East Coast. Specifically, I worry about those few individuals I know […]

Irene cone of probability

Nothing funny about Irene

Not to minimize the danger and disruption that Hurricane Irene is about to spread up the East Coast, but I’ve gotten a bit fixated on one recurring detail in the […]

Wilma’s ‘victims’?

At the risk of seeming callous, or worse, I have to wonder if Hurricane Wilma’s “victims” in Florida aren’t in large part responsible for their current plight. Those people had […]

Katrina chaos: Not Bush’s fault

Well, not exactly. Not if you go with that contorted reasoning that says something about Kyoto and global warming, etc. But when you read what Molly Ivins wrote in her […]

New Orleans souper bowl

The TV networks reporting on Hurricane Katrina keep describing the geography of New Orleans as a bowl. Souper bowl would be more accurate, as in: a super-sized bowl of contaminated […]