New England News

New England Threatened by Another Tropical Storm: Weather Watch

For the second time in less than a month the Canadian Maritimes and the US New England region are facing the risk of another tropical threat. Tropical Storm Philippe, which has spent the last week and half meandering through the …

After Days of Heavy Rain and Flash Flooding in New England, Hurricane Lee Is Up Next

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Days of wild weather that produced torrential rain, flooding, sinkholes and a likely tornado in New England could be a prelude to something more dangerous lurking offshore — Hurricane Lee. Maine was under its first hurricane …

New England Getting More Rain, Watching Hurricane Lee’s Path After Flooding

LEOMINSTER, Mass. (AP) — More heavy rain began falling Wednesday in New England, where residents kept one eye on cleanup and another on the path of Hurricane Lee after downpours dropped nearly 10 inches (25 centimeters) of rain in six …

Hurricane Lee Swirls Through Open Waters on a Path to Atlantic Canada

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Lee whirled north of Puerto Rico on Tuesday as a Category 3 storm, with forecasters noting it would remain in open waters through this week while on a path to Atlantic Canada. The …

Heavy Rain Brings Flash Flooding to Parts of Massachusetts and Rhode Island

LEOMINSTER, Mass. (AP) — Heavy rainfall has flooded parts of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, with one city declaring a state of emergency as water poured into homes, creating moats around their foundations and leading to boat rescues of residents. Concern …

Floods in US Northeast Forecast to Bring $5 Billion in Damages

The flooding across the Northeast that left one woman dead in New York, closed rail lines and devastated Vermont could bring as much as $5 billion in losses, according to one estimate. The record rains that swept from New Jersey …

Waterworks Fallout from Temperature Extremes in New England

The extreme cold has moved on from New England. The waterworks woes haven’t. Plumbers and firefighters have been dealing with numerous burst pipes and broken sprinkler systems over the last few days after the region experienced a dramatic temperature plunge, …

Winds Blasting New England Saturday Were Tornadoes

Three short-lived twisters swept across New England late Saturday, knocking down trees and leaving residents wondering if they live in a new tornado alley. A wild weather front dropped three weak twisters across parts of Connecticut and Rhode Island. The …

Cleanup Begins in Soggy Northeast as Henri Plods Back to Sea

MONROE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Residents across the waterlogged Northeast began clearing mud and tearing out sodden carpets Monday after deluges dropped by Tropical Storm Henri, whose remnants threatened further flooding in New England as the system made a slow …

Dry Tinderbox Conditions Raise Concern About Another Drought

A messy nor’easter wasn’t enough to make up for a lack of late-season snow and dry spring weather, which is causing worries of another summer drought in New England, officials say. People are already being urged to conserve water in …