Authorities in D.C. say a coastal flood warning remains in effect along the Potomac River. That includes Washington Harbor in Georgetown, the scene of flooding Monday. Many are questioning why floodwalls, which are supposed to protect property there, were not in place.
The chemistry building on American University's campus was evacuated Thursday after a report of smoke in the Beeghly Building. Emergency services personnel responded to the incident, but there were no injuries reported and no long-term damage to the building.
The National Cherry Blossom Festival kicks off Saturday, and organizers are calling on the public to show solidarity with Japan in the wake of the earthquake and tsunami, and contribute to relief efforts overseas.
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