A statue with a sign stands in front of a restaurant after flooding caused by Hurricane Irene damaged the village of  Windham, NY.(Photo by Monika Graff/Getty Images)

What The Heck Is An ‘Areal’ Flood Warning Anyway??

You may have noticed our use of the word “areal” in the yellow or red bar at the top of this page, prompting some visitors to tell us that we had misspelled the word. In fact, we did not.