Art Buchwald
The first question people ask after a hurricane is, “If a tree falls in your backyard and it doesn’t make a sound who is responsible for cutting it up?” Ever since Hurric
Hurricanes and Storms
Hurricane Bob
Paula Delbonis
A stalk of butterfly weed pushed its fiery orange flowers out of a green stem in a West Tisbury field, an unusual sign of a season past.
Hurricanes and Storms
Hurricane Bob
Mark Alan Lovewell
A huge Atlantic Ocean storm with the ferocity of a hurricane and the power of a winter northeaster pounded the Vineyard this week, raging across barrier beaches and sandy Island perimeter with fl
The Perfect Storm
Hurricanes and Storms
Rachel Orr
The northeaster that battered the Vineyard this week was like a hurricane, only worse. This time the wind lasted a lot longer than four hours.
The Perfect Storm
Hurricanes and Storms
Rachel Orr
Five fishermen were stranded on Nomans Land for more than five hours Wednesday, waiting for the U.S. Coast Guard to rescue them.  
The Perfect Storm
Hurricanes and Storms
U.S. Coast Guard
Air National Guard
Rachel Orr and Mark Alan Lovewell
The northeast storm that walloped the Island last week caused an estimated $3.4 million in damages. Martha’s Vineyard fared better than her Cape Cod and Nantucket neighbors.
The Perfect Storm
Hurricanes and Storms
Jason Gay
Hurricane Edouard slowly brushed past Martha’s Vineyard yesterday, battering the coastline with fierce, gusting winds and torrential rains, causing property damage, power outages and rudely inter
Hurricanes and Storms
Mark Alan Lovewell
The storm formerly known as Hurricane Bonnie swerved south and east of the Vineyard this weekend, passing some 120 miles away and bringing little more than a breeze and a bit of rain while the su
Hurricanes and Storms
Mark Alan Lovewell
Remnants of the year’s worst hurricane passed over the Vineyard last night, delivering both high winds and rain.
Hurricanes and Storms
Hurricane Floyd
Cole Louison
On Oct. 19, 1991, 11 days before a piece of “the perfect storm” hit Martha’s Vineyard, three people left the Menemsha harbor on their way to the Bermuda. Nine days later, 100 miles from their destination, the three abandoned their sinking sailboat and all of their belongings to climb aboard a mammoth British container vessel that hours before had picked up their faint mayday call.
The Perfect Storm
Hurricanes and Storms
Sara Brown and Remy Tumin
Hurricane Sandy, the historic storm that dealt a knockout blow to New York city and the New Jersey coast early this week spared the Vineyard for the most part. But while the center of the storm stayed hundreds of miles away, the Island experienced near-hurricane conditions throughout the day on Monday, including serious flooding and coastal erosion, forcing school closures, transportation shuts downs and a day indoors for most Islanders, often without power.
Hurricanes
Hurricanes and Storms
Sara Brown
The Vineyard was lashed with wind and drenching rain and ferries were cancelled Friday evening as Hurricane Arthur passed offshore. By daybreak Saturday the storm had passed. Fourth of July festivities will be held in Edgartown tonight.
Hurricanes and Storms

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