The state received $30 million to restore beaches along the coastline that sustained damage from Superstorm Sandy.
The National Weather Service has isued a tornado watch for D.C. parts of Maryland and Virginia until 10 p.m.
The 17-year cicada emergence is expected in the next few weeks, but some parts of the east may be spared from the swarms.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials have retired the name "Sandy" because of the massive damage the storm caused along the east coast last year.
Hurricane Sandy only caused minimal damage to structures and properties in Ocean City, but the resort's protective dune system still took quite a thumping.
The National Hurricane Center is altering its policy after being criticized over the way it handled Superstorm Sandy.
Snow continues to fall throughout the D.C. region in any unexpected spring deluge, but while travel was hampered and power outages abound, some at least are enjoying the weather.
The National Park Service has revised their expected peak bloom dates for the region's iconic cherry blossoms, due in large part to the cold weather this March.
This week's storm drenched the Eastern Shore with heavy rains and winds that reminded some residents of Superstorm Sandy.
The monument's $10 million restoration project to repair the damages sustained from the 2011 earthquake have started.
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