Tuesday, October 30, 2012
For much of the past week, Hurricane Sandy dominated the region's media coverage. Did it feel worse or not quite as bad as last year's storm?
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 in Danvers endured high winds and power outages plus downed trees and wires - including some on houses. The storm came a year after Hurricane Irene, which left many residents in Danvers without power. So which storm do you think was worse – Sandy or Irene? Share your thoughts in the comment box below!
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
As Isaac turns into a hurricane threatening the Gulf Coast, Salem's Northeast Animal Shelter is doing its best to help.
As Isaac churns in the Gulf, nearly a hurricane, the Northeast Animal Shelter is doing its part to help rescue dogs in the path of the storm. "C Dog Run has called us pleading for us to take in 28 of their dogs ahead of the evacuation that has been mandated for their town (Crestview/DeFuniak Springs) in Florida due to Hurricane Isaac," Northeast Animal Shelter Development Director Laurie McCannon wrote to Patch in a press release Tuesday. Electricity is expected to go out on Wednesday in that area, according to McCannon. McCannon said many of the dogs are in foster homes and those caring for the dogs refuse to leave their dogs behind. Northeast Animal Shelter employees have surveyed their space and contacted a transport company — Puppy …
Monday, August 27, 2012
As Isaac bears down on New Orleans and reminders of Hurricane Katrina flood the news, The North Shore remembers Hurricane Irene's one-year anniversary.
With Isaac bearing down on New Orleans and the 7-year anniversary of Hurricane Kartrina in the news, we couldn't help but think of the North Shore one year ago today during our own tropical weather experience — Hurricane Irene. In the days leading up to Aug. 28, 2011, the North Shore prepared for the storm by removing boats from the water, strapping down lose items outside and readying shelters. Residents reminisced about the Great New England Hurricane of 1938, Hurricane Carol (1954), Hurricane Gloria (1985) and Hurricane Bob (1991) as Hurricane Irene moved up the coast. On Sunday morning, rains and winds picked up, and as the day progressed downed trees, power outages and some flooding were reported throughout the region. Swampscott had…
Friday, August 24, 2012
A great way to start the day with a quick look at the events and happenings in town.
Welcome to “5 Things,” your daily resource for community events, happenings in town and other little tidbits of information. Here are five things you need to know on Friday, Aug. 24. 1. Beauty: The weather forecast is calling for another beautiful day on Friday, with sunny skies and temperatures into the 80s. This is certainly a great routine we’ve gotten into with the weather. 2. Free Fun: The weekly Free Fun Friday feature, which includes free admission to museums and other landmarks all summer long, is almost over. Earlier this summer, it included nearby venues such as Peabody-Essex Museum and Wenham Museum. This Friday is the next to last week and includes five locations - the closest in the U.S.S. Constitution Museum. 3. Rt. 95 Bridge…
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Wondering what to do with the debris in your yard? Find out here.
The following information is courtesy of the Danvers Department of Public Works: As a result of Sunday’s storm, the Town of Danvers canvassed the streets on Monday morning to pick up any debris that had fallen in the streets or was moved curbside from the streets. The town will continue to collect this roadside debris until Wednesday in town trucks which have limited capacity. Please place debris that has fallen in the streets curbside – no yard waste or limbs that have fallen on your personal property will be accepted during this pickup because it is not a full yard waste pickup conducted by JRM. Our next yard waste pickup is scheduled for the week of September 11 – your personal yard debris from the storm, as well as any additional …
Danvers went to Taunton, MA on Sunday evening to help with Hurricane Irene damage.
In the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene, Danvers Electric employees made their way down to Taunton, Mass. to help with the storm damage. Mutual aid assistance was coordinated through the Northeast Public Power Association (NEPPA) to aid sister communities in times of disaster and need. “Once any storm damage is restored and the employees and the system are secure, Danvers gladly offers its resources to support fellow utilities in restoring power to their communities,” said Coleen O’Brien-Pitts, utility director. On Sunday night two trucks went to Taunton, including crew members: Head Lineman - Brian Cole, Acting Head Lineman - Kevin Donnelly, 2nd Class Lineman - Matt McDonough, and 2nd Class Lineman - Alex Hardy to assist with power …
Monday, August 29, 2011
Fire Chief Kevin Farrell said Sunday "wasn't overly busy," despite Tropical Storm Irene.
Fire Chief Kevin Farrell said Sunday Aug. 28 "wasn't overly busy," despite the tropical storm that caused power outages and property damage across New England and the entire east coast. On 24 Delaware Ave. Farrell said there was an issue in the afternoon of a fallen tree limb resulting in an electrical short, which caused damage to the home. "The ground for the electrical service ended up becoming energized," he said, noting that it caused charring and burnt some of the insulation. For safety precautions, much of the ceiling in the garage and lower corridor of the split-level home was torn down, to ensure no smoldering heat sources could ignite later. In the morning Farrell said a tree fell onto 272 Maple St., causing damage to the …
Out-of-pocket costs often higher for hurricanes than other kinds of damage.
Massachusetts residents whose property is damaged by Tropical Storm Irene may discover they’ll be paying more for repairs than expected. The Associated Press reports that most homeowner insurance policies include a deductible that’s typically $500 to $1,000, butout-of-pocket expenses for storm damages can be much higher. With first Gov. Deval Patrick and then President Barack Obama declaring states of emergency for the Bay State before Irene was downgraded from a hurricane, that does mean homeowners and businesses will have access to some disaster relief funds. Insurance, however, is another matter. “In 18 states on the East and Gulf coasts, insurers are allowed to include hurricane deductibles in homeowners' policies," the AP reported. "…
Your daily guide to everything happening in Danvers.
Start your week in-the-know with our daily five things you need to know in Danvers. Here's what you need to know today, Aug. 29: 1. Irene has officially hit the road- the National Weather Service is forecasting sunny skies today with a high near 78 degrees. 2. Today the North Shore Elder Services is hosting a free support group for elders and/or their care-givers at 10:30 a.m. 3. It's almost back-to-school time. If you know of a student who did something exceptional over the summer, or who is going to be participating in something unique this fall, nominate him/her to be our next Whiz Kid! E-mail your candidate to Molly.Buccini@patch.com 4. Costco in Danvers continues to be the cheapest gas across Massachusetts, at 3.41 a gallon. But, …
Sunday, August 28, 2011
The most popular articles this week on Danvers Patch
While you're inside the house today braving Hurricane Irene, catch up on the most popular stories this week on Danvers Patch: Neighborhood Files Police Blotter: Video Stories