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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Hurricane Irene: The Worst For D.C. Expected Overnight

Hurricane Irene was skirting past the Delmarva Peninsula around 11 p.m Saturday, moving at 16 mph, according to the National Weather Service. The Washington, D.C. area experienced waves of heavy rain Saturday. The brunt of the storm is expected to hit the region overnight.

Old Town Alexandria Business Owners Hoping Irene Doesn't Mimic Isabel

Old Town Alexandria often sees the worst flooding during and after major storms.

McDonnell Urging Virginia Residents To Prepare For Hurricane Irene

Many coastal communities have ordered mandatory evacuations and emergency service personnel have been mobilized as the region prepares for Hurricane Irene. Gov. Bob McDonnell (R-Va.) is warning Irene could be as bad—if not worse—than Hurricane Isabel eight years ago.

Pepco Prepares For Hurricane Irene

Pepco says its brought in hundreds of outside crews to restore power in the wake of Hurricane Irene.

Pepco Says It's Ready, But Lengthy Outages Still Likely

Despite it's woeful track record, Pepco says it is ready for Hurricane Irene.

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.

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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