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Ocean City Officials Urge July 4th Tourists Not To Change Plans

With Hurricane Arthur bearing down on the east coast, officials in Ocean City hope the effects on Independence Day festivities will be minimal.

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Maryland Reports First Two Heat-Related Deaths

Dr. Clifford Mitchell with the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene says the two victims had underlying medical conditions and were over 65, putting them at a higher risk of heat-related death.
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Can Better Design Save The Day In Future Natural Disasters?

The new "Designing for Disaster" exhibit at the National Building Museum explores how we can cope with natural disasters by building with resiliency in mind.

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Would A Floodwall Keep Old Town Dry?

The Alexandria City Council gave approval to a $5 million floodwall along the city's waterfront, but some critics say the plan won't work as they plan — or could even do more harm than good.

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It's Your Turn

It's your turn to weigh in on the week's headlines, including the wild week in Virginia politics.

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Shaping the City: Designing for Disaster

Though some communities are able to prepare for -- and mitigate -- disaster from rusted steel and even forces of nature, others struggle to update structures that remain vulnerable to time and the elements. We talk about how designers and engineers are finding new ways to build aesthetically pleasing, disaster-resilient structures amid changing weather patterns and building codes.

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Heavy Rains Bring Flooding, Evacuations In Prince George's

Heavy rains on Wednesday swamped area waterways, forcing the WSSC to open the floodgates on the T Howard Duckett Dam, forcing evacuations and flooding many areas of Laurel, Maryland.

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Flash Flood Warning In Effect, Parts Of D.C. Area Already Under Water

Heavy rains are expected to dump as much as 5 inches of precipitation on the region by the end of the day, prompted flooding warnings in low-lying areas.

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Rethinking Montgomery County’s Snow Removal Process

After a winter flush with snow, Montgomery County Council member Hans Reimer wants to give the county's policy on sidewalk snow removal some second thought.

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After Booming Oyster Harvest, Maryland Crab Season Off To Slow Start

Winter's lingering grip on Maryland has pushed back the start of crab season, but it comes on the back of one of the strongest oyster harvests in years.

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