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LISTEN: Even Ahead Of Hurricane Joaquin, It'll Be Really Wet In D.C. Region

Jason Samenow of the Capital Weather Gang explains how the next few days will see a lot of rain, regardless of where and when Hurricane Joaquin starts to push from the southeast.

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Prepare For Hurricane Joaquin Now — Whatever The Forecast Is — Agencies Say

Get familiar with the system of weather alerts — all the watches and warnings – and find ways to stay in touch with the latest information, officials say.

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A Big Storm Is Now Officially Hurricane Joaquin. What Does It Mean For D.C.?

There's no consensus on exactly how or when Hurricane Joaquin might hit the East Coast, but so far meteorologists say that regardless of the details, it will have a big impact on the weekend and beyond in the D.C. area.

 

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The Upside-Down Rainbow That Appeared Above Pope Francis, Explained

It looked like a sign from God: a slice of rainbow above the school Pope Francis was visiting in New York last week. But it was actually something perhaps more unusual.
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How Do D.C. Area Schools Decide When There's A Snow Day?

Sure, it's hot outside, but winter will be upon us before long. And with winter comes the perennial question: will tomorrow be a snowday? Area educators explain what goes into the decision.

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From Relief Workers To Residents: Former Washingtonians Help Rebuild New Orleans

It's been a decade since Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, but two former D.C. residents who founded the non-profit St. Bernard Project say there's still plenty of rebuilding to do.

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10 Years Later: Hurricane Katrina And The Long Struggle For Recovery In New Orleans

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, we look at the struggle to rebuild and why recovery efforts aren't spread equitably across the city.

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What A Supercharged El Niño Would Mean For The D.C. Region

Around the equator, the Pacific Ocean is warming up. The phenomenon is known as El Niño. And right now it's getting stronger. What does it mean for the Washington region?
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Al Roker: "The Storm of the Century"

On September 8, 1900, 200-mile-per-hour winds slammed into Galveston, Texas. When the storm had passed, the city was gone, making it the most devastating natural disaster in American history.

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The Supreme Court Rules on King v. Burwell

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled earlier this morning that the federal government may continue to provide tax subsidies to lower income individual and families who signed up for health insurance on federally run health exchanges. Join us for an update on the decision and its implications

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