| Jul 6, 2012
| 4:51 AM
Four heat-related deaths were reported to state health officials on Independence Day, three of them in Baltimore, bringing the death toll from the recent stretch of heat and storms to 11.
Two men over age 65 and one man between the ages of 45 and 65 died...
| Jul 7, 2012
| 5:56 PM
Jack and Betty Scrivener of Stoneleigh lost power last August thanks to Hurricane Irene. They lost it again when storms pummeled the region June 30 — and after one very long, very hot week, the elderly couple still hadn't gotten it back. They don'...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 3:22 PM
The Pennsylvania House Democratic Policy Committee held a hearing Thursday morning on the topic of "Electric Reliability." The hearing comes months after Central PA was hit with three major weather events, Hurricane Irene in August, Tropical Storm Lee...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 10:28 AM
A Virginia Institute of Marine Science geology professor will discuss earthquakes on Thursday, placing in its historic and geologic context the August temblor that rumbled beneath Virginia.
The 5.8 magnitude earthquake, hitting just days before Hurricane...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 9:06 AM
The mild winter could increase the threat of wildfires.
That's the warning from Governor Bob McDonnell.
Virginia's wildfire season runs from Feb. 15 through April 30.
According to a news release, 95 percent of wildfires in Virginia are caused by...
| Feb 5, 2012
| 2:29 PM
The combined fury of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee may have drowned much of the region's stink bug population, but scientists are still hesitant to say that homeowners will see fewer of them when the weather warms.
Scientists say something...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 4:23 PM
Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. officials told state energy regulators Thursday that major changes to the electricity grid, including burying some power lines and more aggressively trimming trees, are needed to prevent long-term outages like the one that...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 3:00 AM
After two massive, widespread, multi-day power outages in less than a year and thousands of complaints from angry customers left in the dark, literally and figuratively, it can now safely be said that Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. gets it. Company...
| Sep 22, 2012
In the most optimistic scenario, Cristine and Ron Kern will move back into their Marlborough split-level ranch sometime in mid-October, the storm damage repaired.
Curious storm trackers, of course, are already wondering which storm penetrated the Kerns'...
| Jul 23, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Even before the Public Service Commission has heard a single hour of testimony about the response by Pepco and Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. to the recent derecho storm that knocked out power to more than a million Marylanders, the verdict is in — at...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 4:30 AM
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...