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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.

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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.

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Ocean City Evacuates, Region Prepares For Hurricane Irene

A state of emergency has been issued for Maryland, but residents in Ocean City are asked to evacuate the area immediately in advance of the arrival of Hurricane Irene, according Mayor Rick Meehan. Residents should be evacuated by 5 p.m. Friday, Meehan tells WRAU 88.3 Ocean City.

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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.

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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.