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  • Guest Column: Annapolis' identity depends on dealing with rising sea levels

    Guest Column: Annapolis' identity depends on dealing with rising sea levels
    On Sept. 18, 2003, Hurricane Isabel famously inundated not only the City Dock and Main Street area of Annapolis, but much of the Naval Academy. The storm surge flooded 40 percent of the lower academy grounds and 22 of 40 buildings, and caused some $80 million in damage.
  • Task force launching to examine Superstorm Sandy problems

    A task force will begin work next week with the Federal Emergency Management Agency's national flood insurance program to examine problems that arose after Superstorm Sandy and to develop recommendations to correct them. U.S. Sens. Bob Menendez and...

    Army Corps holds off on draining more Lake Okeechobee water to the east

    Army Corps holds off on draining more Lake Okeechobee water to the east
    An algae bloom Friday put the brakes on draining more Lake Okeechobee water to the East Coast. A rainy week initially triggered plans to resume draining lake water east into the St. Lucie River to ease South Florida flooding threats. But an algae bloom,...

    Collection of voter-approved half percent sales tax will begin July 1

    Nine days after Westmont voters approved a referendum for a 0.5 percent sales tax, trustees adopted an ordinance authorizing the collection of the new tax beginning July 1. Residents voted 50 to 49 percent April 7 in support of the referendum,...

    Flash floods, thunderstorms expected in Los Angeles County

    Flash floods, thunderstorms expected in Los Angeles County
    With heavy rain drenching eastern parts of Los Angeles County, the National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning late Thursday afternoon. Officials recorded rain falling at a rate of up to 1.25 inches an hour, with flooding expected on...