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Rain Set to Drench Northeast Over Christmas Holiday

The U.S. Northeast is more apt to get mud this Christmas than snow. A storm system approaching the region this weekend will dump rain on New York, Boston and Washington as temperatures hover above normal, said Michael Schichtel, a senior …

Report: Sandy Was 2nd Costliest Hurricane in U.S.

Superstorm Sandy was the deadliest hurricane in the northeastern U.S. in 40 years and the second-costliest in the nation’s history, according to a report released Tuesday. The storm’s effects reached far and wide, according to the National Hurricane Center report. …

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 …

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 …

Climate Modelers See Warmer, Wetter Northeast Winters

A new high-resolution climate study by University of Massachusetts Amherst climate scientists, the first to apply regional climate models to examine likely near-term changes in temperature and precipitation across the Northeast United States, suggests temperatures are going to be significantly …

Q&A With Attorneys on Emerging Business Insurance Topics

As companies large and small grapple with losses in Sandy’s aftermath, a number of critical — and costly — business questions have emerged. Darlene Alt and Robert DiUbaldo, two experienced insurance attorneys from international law firm Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP, …

Flood Insurance Still Relatively Rare in Northeast

Many homeowners who suffered losses because of flooding from Hurricane Sandy are likely to find themselves out of luck. Standard homeowners policies don’t cover flooding damage, and the vast majority of homeowners don’t have flood insurance. Yet it’s likely that …

Hurricane Sandy Grounds Thousands of Flights

Airlines hurried to fly passengers and planes out of the Northeast Sunday as Hurricane Sandy moved up the coast. The massive storm threatens to bring a near halt to air travel for two days in a key region for both …

Northeast Power Outages Hit Many Businesses Hard

Businesses big and small have taken a beating from the power outages caused by the record-setting October snowstorm and the losses are only beginning to be tallied, owners and experts said Monday as tens of thousands of Connecticut homes and …

Power Restoration in Snowy East Could Take Days

Residents across the Northeast woke up to cold, dark homes and one of the earliest snow days in memory Monday after a storm dumped as much as 30 inches of wet, heavy snow that snapped trees and power lines and …