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Friday, October 26, 2012

Tips On What To Do To Prepare For A Hurricane

Officials are urging people to take the necessary precautions in advance of the nasty weather expected next week from Hurricane Sandy.

Friday, August 26, 2011

WaPo's McCartney: D.C. Region Braces For Hurricane Irene, Political Climate In Va. Looks Good For Republicans

Washington Post columnist Robert McCartney gives an analysis on this week's top stories including how the region will cope with Hurricane Irene and any trends that developed from this week's primaries in Virginia.

D.C. Region Braces For Hurricane Irene

As Hurricane Irene barrels up the Atlantic Coast, government officials, emergency service providers, and utility companies are bracing for the worst.

MLK Memorial Dedication Postponed

Sunday's ceremonies to dedicate the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial have been postponed.

Hurricane Irene Forces First Ocean City Evacuation Since 1985

Ocean City, Md. is evacuating for the first time in 26 years as the region braces for the potential wrath of Hurricane Irene.

Pretty Good Odds Of Dismissal On D.C. Traffic Tickets

Good news for D.C. drivers: as it turns out, the chances for getting a traffic ticket thrown out in the District are pretty good.

Maryland Prepares For Hurricane Irene

Officials have already evacuated Ocean City, Md., and now state officials are also encouraging those in other low-lying coastal areas to seek higher ground.

D.C. Police To Encrypt Radio Communications

After decades of use, D.C.’s police scanners are about to go silent. Next month, the Metropolitan Police Department will start encrypting its radio communications.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

32 Schools Closed In Prince George's County

More than 30 schools in Prince George's County will remain closed today because of ongoing structural tests to gauge damage from Tuesday's earthquake.

Earthquake Damage To National Cathedral Will Cost Millions

Officials at the National Cathedral say it will cost millions of dollars to repair the damage from Tuesday's earthquake.

Montgomery County Company Tracking Hurricane Irene With New Technology

As Hurricane Irene approaches the D.C. area, a Montgomery County company is using lightning to track the storm in a new way.

Va. Governor Urges Residents To Prep Early For Hurricane Irene

With relatively minor damage and no loss of life as a result of Tuesday's earthquake, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) is putting that disaster on the back burner to focus on the hurricane expected to hit the commonwealth this weekend.

State Of Emergency Declared In Maryland Because Of Hurricane Irene

Maryland governor Martin O'Malley has declared a state of emergency as Hurricane Irene prepares to hit the state's Eastern Shore.

Va. Governor Declares State of Emergency, Activates National Guard

Gov. Bob McDonnell has declared a state of emergency in Virginia and he's put about 250 members of the state's national guard on alert in response to Hurricane Irene, which is expected to hit the eastern coastline this weekend.

Street Signs Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Unveiled

City leaders in the District unveiled several "Martin Luther King Jr." street signs Thursday near the new memorial for the slain civil rights leader.

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