Local News from WAMU 88.5

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Flooding Reported in Downtown Ocean City Prior to Irene's Arrival

Water is rapidly approaching the protective dune system and bouncing off the boardwalk sea wall in Ocean City. But, these conditions are just the beginning a very long night.

Two Dead In Virginia As Hurricane Irene Heads Up East Coast

Two people are dead in southeast Virginia, as Hurricane Irene's high winds and heavy rain pound up the East Coast.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Alexandria, Va. Declares Local Emergency in Anticipation of Irene

The city manager for Alexandria, Va. has declared a local emergency, making it easier for the city to request assistance from the state.

D.C. Police Officer Charged with DUI, Shooting

A D.C. Police Officer has been charged with DUI and assault with a dangerous weapon after a shooting near 1st and Pearce Streets Northwest. Police are looking into whether the incident was motivated by bias.

PEPCO Warnings Prompt Residents To Snap Up Emergency Supplies

Stores around the D.C. area are packed, as residents heed the warning from PEPCO to purchase supplies in anticipation of the possible power outages from Hurricane Irene.

D.C. Water Urges Residents to Report Drain Problems, Stock Up On Water

D.C. Water says it's making preparations to limit flooding and maintain the drinking water supply during Hurricane Irene, but says the public should still prepare for local flooding and water outages.

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.

Earthquake Damages Historic Alexandria Tavern

One of the most historic buildings in Old Town Alexandria has been damaged by Tuesday's earthquake and the extent of the damage is still being assessed.

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.

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