Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Sandy might be retired as a Hurricane name. What about Bob or Irene?
Much of the Northeastern United States slowed down on Monday to watch Hurricane Sandy make its way up the coast toward its eventual landfall on New England. Throughout the day, residents of the South Shore, Cape Cod and the Islands and elsewhere endured high winds, power outages and in some cases, flooding. The storm came more than a year after Irene left many Massachusetts communities without power. And, Hurricane Bob that landed in August 1991 left the Outer Cape without electricity for more than a week. Which storm do you think was worse – Sandy, Irene or Bob? How did you weather Sandy and the other hurricanes? And, while we're at it, do you think that hurricanes should be called a man's name? Tell us in the comment box below!
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
At least six homes were severely damaged during the storm that hit the Northeast.
A year ago today, Hurricane Irene battered the East Coast and left destruction across the Northeast. Braintree was spared from much of the damage, but at least six homes were damaged enough that the families were evacuated. Those homes – on Standish Avenue and Brewster Avenue section of the Highlands and two in North Braintree – were structurally damaged. Two months after the storm, Braintree requested $175,000 in disaster aid for overtime, equipment and other costs. Relive the minute-by-minute Patch updates from last year.
Your daily guide to Braintree.
Today is Tuesday, Aug. 28. Here are five things you need to know today: 1. Weather: Today should see a mix of sun and clouds with scattered thunderstorms possible. Highs should be about 80 degrees. 2. Hurricane Irene: Has it already been a year? A year ago today, Hurricane Irene battered the East Coast. Braintree avoided much of the destruction, but there were houses damaged. 3. Back to School: Students are returning to schools over the next week and don’t forget about Patch. There are many ways schools, parents and teachers can use Patch to spread their news. 4. Eagle Scout protest: Did you hear that some Eagle Scouts are returning their badges and medals in protest of the Boy Scouts of America’s policy of not allowing gay members. What …