Archive for November 16, 2009

The Atlantic seaboard was pummeled by Tropical Storm Ida for three days during the latter part of last week.

Ida brought with her heavy rains and highs winds (which at times measured in excess of 70 mph) that left behind a swath of devastation – including 6 deaths across 3 states.

In Virginia, several barges, which were carrying hazardous materials, were broken loose from their moorings due to the large waves and sustained high winds caused by the storm. One 700 ft. oil tanker was even driven aground after breaking loose.

In North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and New Jersey, the American Red Cross kicked up its efforts to offer emergency services for those affected by Ida.   (more…)