Flooding, Disaster

FEMA Program Expected To Buy Homes From Irene Flooding Victims

Dozens of people who had their homes damaged or destroyed by flooding from Tropical Storm Irene are expected to apply for a federal program to buy their homes from them.


(credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

NH Warns Not To Eat Food From Gardens Flooded By Irene

New Hampshire health officials are telling consumers not to eat food from gardens flooded by Irene.


Tropical Storm Irene knocked a tree through this home in Framingham.

NightSide Weekend Commentary – Tropical Storm Irene Is Gone But Not Forgotten

The storm is over, but the anger continues.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–09/04/2011

The famous Kancamagus Highway was damaged by Irene.

NH Gets Federal Disaster Declaration Over Irene

New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch says President Barack Obama has granted his request for a major disaster declaration.


Power lines down on Gover Road on Millbury after Tropical Storm Irene. (Photo courtesy: AP/Worcester Telegram and Gazette, Paul Kapteyn)

WBZ WaterCooler: Power Outage Anger

At the WaterCooler, the lights are back on, but sentiments of anger and frustration still loom.


The Chatham Harbormaster’s patrol boat enters Chatham Harbor following a water rescue.  (Photo by David G. Curran)

Coast Guard Warns Boaters Of Rough Conditions

The Coast Guard and other boating experts say some Northeast rivers could still be unsafe for boating and paddling even though floodwaters caused by Irene have receded.


Officials are warning residents to avoid swimming in two rivers in western Mass.

Sewage Floods Deerfield & Connecticut Rivers

Massachusetts health officials are urging people not to swim, fish or go boating in portions of the Deerfield and Connecticut Rivers.


Clear Channel removed the signs prior to Hurricane Irene.

Curious About Disappearing Billboards

Who decides if the large billboard displays along the upper deck and the expressway get taken down for a storm.? I counted about a dozen billboard skeletons in those areas but but some large displays were still up. – Paul, Billerica


Raymond C Richer school is among those closed because of power outages caused by Irene.

Irene Forces Several Towns To Postpone First Day Of Classes

Widespread power outages are forcing several school districts to postpone the first day of classes.


(Photo credit: KIMIHIRO HOSHINO/AFP/Getty Images)

New England Apple Growers Fear Irene’s Wrath

New England apple growers are hoping for the best as Hurricane Irene approaches.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–08/27/2011