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  • Bustling 2011 hurricane season just got more punch

    Bustling 2011 hurricane season just got more punch
    The 2011 hurricane season will be remembered as one of the busiest on record with 19 named storms, including seven hurricanes. But it was even more active than originally thought, as Hurricane Rina has been upgraded from a Category 2 to a Category 3...
  • Constellation has proven a good neighbor

    The American Red Cross of the Chesapeake Region knows how important it is to stay connected to your home. We have been serving Maryland's disaster victims every day for the past 107 years from our offices in Baltimore. We've changed our physical address a...
  • Hurricane center top job wide open; deputy director decides not to apply

    Hurricane center top job wide open; deputy director decides not to apply
    The top job at the National Hurricane Center is wide open. Had he opted to apply, Ed Rappaport would have been the front-runner to succeed Bill Read as the next hurricane center director. Read is retiring as of June 1. However, Rappaport, the center&...
  • Playing the averages

    Winter certainly isn't over, and these parts have seen some pretty impressive winter storms in March, and on occasion in April, even as the National Weather Service forecast indicates it'll be at least March before low temperatures are solidly below...
  • When the pump runs dry

    When the pump runs dry
    Under international pressure over its nuclear ambitions, Iran is now threatening to take pre-emptive action, which could include disrupting oil supplies to the West. It will come as a shock to most Americans, but no presidential candidate — nor,...
  • Hurricane center's cone of error shrinks again

    Hurricane center's cone of error shrinks again
    You won’t even notice it on a map, but the National Hurricane Center’s cone of uncertainty will shrink slightly in the upcoming storm season, which starts June 1. Each year, the hurricane center recalculates the size of the cone based on...
  • Will your cell phone work during a hurricane?

    Robin Clawson of Boca Raton wonders aloud what the rest of us have thought about our iPads and cell phones: Will they work during and after a hurricane? It's a good question, since smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices, in Florida, have the...
  • 50 years ago, Ocean City was washing away

    50 years ago, Ocean City was washing away
    On a snowy night 50 years ago, University of Maryland senior Janet Holland tuned in to the CBS Evening News not expecting to hear a report on her hometown of Ocean City. "Walter Cronkite basically indicated the city was washing away," she recalled. A...
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  • Tropical Storm Philippe forms, Ophelia weakens

    Tropical Storm Philippe forms, Ophelia weakens
    A tropical depression off Africa formed into the season’s latest tropical storm Saturday even as Tropical Storm Ophelia weakened slightly. The National Hurricane Center said Depression 17 became Tropical Storm Philippe with maximum sustained...
  • Are Disaster Lessons Being Learned?

    Connecticut is still reeling from last weekend's snowstorm, which rammed its way through the state, snarling transportation routes and leaving many homes and businesses without electricity. State residents and political leaders are justifiably concerned...