Hurricane Irene


Mayor Nutter Declares State of Emergency for Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Mayor Michael Nutter says that because of the flooding expected from Hurricane Irene, he has signed a declaration of emergency for the city, the first time one has been issued since 1986.



SEPTA to Suspend Sunday Service

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) –– SEPTA will cease all operations early Sunday morning because of dangers posed to commuters and workers by Hurricane Irene. This has never happened in the 45-plus-year history of SEPTA: a total shutdown […]


Coastal Communities Along Eastern Seaboard Evacuate Ahead Of Hurricane Irene

President Declares Emergency for New Jersey

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal aid has been made available to the State of New Jersey to supplement the state and local response efforts in […]


Amtrak Celebrates National Train Day 2011 - Washington DC

Amtrak Cancels East Coast Trains Due To Hurricane Irene

As Hurricane Irene continues to advance, Amtrak is canceling more East Coast trains with service reductions beginning on Saturday, Aug. 27, and no trains operating in the Northeast on Sunday, Aug. 28.


Houston Astros v Philadelphia Phillies

Saturday Night Phillies Game Rescheduled Due To Hurricane Irene

The Phillies 7:05 p.m. game on Saturday, August 27 against the Florida Marlins has been postponed due to the threat of severe weather from Hurricane Irene.  The game will be played on Thursday, September 15, […]


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NEWS RELEASE: Pennsauken Office of Emergency Management

NEWS RELEASE  PennsaukenOEM Issues Road Closures and Emergency Information in Advance of Hurricane Irene PENNSAUKEN — As a precautionary measure, the Pennsauken Office of Emergency Management is requesting citizens and all non-essential personnel stay off […]


Videos: 5 Legends Sing “Goodnight, Irene”

“Goodnight, Irene” is a folk standard as American as apple pie, covered by dozens of musicians over the decades.  It was originally recorded by blues legend Lead Belly Ledbetter in 1932.  With Hurricane Irene approaching, […]



Farmers Insurance Helps East Coast Prepare for Hurricane Irene

                        With East Coast Threatened By Hurricane Irene, Farmers Insurance Encourages All Residents to Prepare and Heed Emergency Warnings Insurer Prepared for Hurricane’s Arrival and Offers Safety Tips Online Richmond, VA — (August 26, 2011) – […]



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Get The Pets Ready For Irene!

The key to survival during a disaster, crisis or emergency is to be as prepared as possible beforehand. Take the time to make a disaster plan and assemble an emergency kit for you and your […]