Heads Up: Hurricane Season Is Not Over

I know, fall seems like when you think about raking leaves and shopping for platform boots (just me?). But a nasty hurricane could still strike, so don't let down your guard. » 9/29/11 8:00pm 9/29/11 8:00pm

Hurricane Irene Has Ruined Halloween By Killing Our Pumpkins

All that pumpkin-y goodness that comes with the fall holidays—tech Jack O'Lanterns, delicious pumpkin pies—has been spoiled by the wild wreck that was Irene. Farmers along the east coast are now warning that we're facing an extreme pumpkin shortage. » 9/20/11 3:40pm 9/20/11 3:40pm

The Massive Amount of Crap Left By Irene In New York's Harbor

NASA has released this true-color satellite image of New York Harbor. It usually is full of crap, but this photo shows a lot more. All that vomiting green and brown you see? It's the effect of Hurricane Irene. » 9/08/11 10:57am 9/08/11 10:57am

FEMA Determines How Bad a Hurricane Is By Checking if The Waffle House…

This seems lifted from The Onion but it's not. According to the WSJ, FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate uses a 'Waffle House Index' to help him determine how destructive a hurricane has been to an area. If a Waffle House is closed, you're probably screwed. » 9/01/11 10:53am 9/01/11 10:53am

Before and After Pictures of Hurricane Irene Are Stunning and Sad

As I woke up Sunday morning in NYC after Hurricane Irene, I was disappointed. Why? Because naively, I wanted to see what a "real" hurricane looked like. Now that I've seen these before and after pictures, I'm embarrassed for feeling like that. The pictures are gut wrenching. » 8/31/11 2:20pm 8/31/11 2:20pm

Watch Bill Nye Try to Explain Irene and Climate Change on Fox Business

Check out our favorite science guy, Bill Nye, struggle to be tactful when all he wants to do is explain science to people. That's why we love you, Bill. This Fox host loves you, too. Science, maybe less so. [Mediaite] » 8/30/11 12:50pm 8/30/11 12:50pm

Seeing New York City During Hurricane Irene Was Like Seeing a…

Though New York City largely managed to avoid the wrath of Hurricane Irene, the windy bitch still managed to strip the soul of the city that never sleeps. Watch it. It was like a post-apocalyptic city evaporated of life and people. » 8/29/11 7:40pm 8/29/11 7:40pm

7 Tools for a Post-Hurricane Cleanup

Thankfully, Hurricane Irene wasn't as bad as it could have been in some places. But there were still plenty of people affected by the Hurricane in significant ways. What do they do next? Well, they clean up. Here are seven tools to help. » 8/29/11 6:30pm 8/29/11 6:30pm

Nuking a Hurricane Would Be a Really Bad Idea

Did we learn nothing from Independence Day? Nuking things for nuking's sake just doesn't work like we think it might. Take a hurricane, for example. It'd be relatively immune to whatever ordinance Bill Pullman—sorry, humanity—might throw at it. » 8/28/11 7:00pm 8/28/11 7:00pm

Hurricane Irene Mostly a Storm of Hype (Updated)

As denizens of the East Coast emerge from their storm shelters and temporary Starbucks bunkers in Manhattan, they were greeted with a scene of such utter, well, vanilla that many were no doubt wondering, as we were, "That was it?" » 8/28/11 3:30pm 8/28/11 3:30pm

Raw AP Video: New York City Flooding Has Already Begun

Old sea walls, water-filled dams and other man-made obstacles to Hurricane Irene's wrath have failed along the East River, and parts of the city are now flooded. Do not do as the reporters do in this footage. Stay inside! [AP] » 8/28/11 9:32am 8/28/11 9:32am

Last-Minute FCC Communications Tips to Get You Through Hurricane Irene…

Are you still there? Has power cut out yet? It's Irene, baby, and she's barreling down the New England seaboard as I type this! But don't panic. The FCC is here with some last-minute tips on communicating during the storm. » 8/28/11 9:00am 8/28/11 9:00am

Watch a Weather Man Get Covered in What's Probably Raw Sewage

Look, if you're getting pelted in the face with bad-smelling, bad-tasting "organic material," maybe it's time to pack up and take it to the studio, yeah? Poor Tucker Barnes learned that the hard way in Ocean City, MD, where he got covered head-to-toe in sea foam probably caused by raw sewage backup from Hurricane… » 8/28/11 12:52am 8/28/11 12:52am

The Guys Who Look Forward to Hurricanes

As you're buying plywood, calk, rations, and cowering in fear, some guys are wringing their hands in anticipation. Surfers. Hurricane season is what east coast surfers absolutely live for. » 8/27/11 6:53pm 8/27/11 6:53pm

Soon You Might Need a Stay in These Escape Pod Hotels

These former oil rig rafts now, somehow, serve as hotel rooms for the nautically inclined. Owned by one Denis Oudendijk, these little escape pods float in a canal near the Hague and can support up to three people. » 8/27/11 3:40pm 8/27/11 3:40pm

Why Would You Whip Your Penis Out During a Hurricane on National TV?…

People watching the Weather Channel just got a treat. During Eric Fisher's dispatch from Virginia beach, a few bros sailed across the screen. One of whom flashed his dick for all to see. Really?? [Village Voice, Mediaite] » 8/27/11 2:20pm 8/27/11 2:20pm

Irene Blows Her Way Through the East Coast (Updating)

After Hurricane Irene made landfall early this morning, she proceeded to plow her way up north, taking power lines out with her. Check back here for updates and video as the storm continues on its path of destruction. » 8/27/11 1:40pm 8/27/11 1:40pm

How Your False Sense of Security Might Get You Killed During Irene

I have to admit. Despite some widespread panic, the first ever evacuation of NYC, and the threat of billions of dollars being lost, part of me wouldn't be surprised if Irene just struck us a glancing blow. That perception gap is a problem. » 8/27/11 11:00am 8/27/11 11:00am