blizzard News

The Whopper of a Storm Didn’t Rank High in History

The snowstorm that walloped the Northeast with about 3 feet in some places didn’t add up to being that bad, federal statistics say. Two National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration storm-rating measurements initially ranked Friday’s snowstorm as 16th in Northeast history …

Disaster Declaration for Connecticut

President Barack Obama has declared a state of emergency for Connecticut after the massive storm that blanketed the state with several feet of snow. The order means federal money will be used to help state and local response efforts. The …

Blizzard Causes Barn Roof Collapses in Connecticut

Connecticut’s agriculture commissioner is advising farmers to assess roof safety at farms after two barn roofs collapsed and a greenhouse was damaged by heavy snow dumped by the blizzard. Two cows were killed and two others injured in a roof …

Blizzard Hammers Northeast, Nine Dead, 700,000 Lose Power

A blizzard packing hurricane-force winds hammered the northeastern United States on Saturday, cutting power to 700,000 homes and businesses, shutting down travel and leaving at least nine people dead. The mammoth storm that stretched from the Great Lakes to the …

Huge Storm Blankets Northeast With Two Feet of Snow

A behemoth storm packing hurricane-force wind gusts and blizzard conditions swept through the Northeast overnight, where more than 650,000 homes and businesses in the densely populated region lost power, roads were impassable and New Englanders awoke Saturday to more than …

Powerful Blizzard Takes Aim at Northeastern U.S.

The northeastern United States braced on Friday morning for a blizzard that could drop up to three feet (nearly one meter) of snow through Saturday and bring travel to a halt. Blizzard warnings were in effect from New Jersey through …

FEMA to Give Illinois Suburb $500K for Blizzard Costs

The Chicago suburb of Naperville will receive more than $500,000 to help pay for the cleanup required after the historic February blizzard that struck Illinois. The Daily Herald reports that the money will come from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. …