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How Hurricane Irene is Affecting States

How Hurricane Irene is Affecting States

Here is a state-by-state glance on how Hurricane Irene is affecting states along the Eastern Seaboard as of Saturday, August 27th:


   -- Irene predicted to make landfall Sunday somewhere between New Jersey and Cape Cod. Storm's track forecast through central parts of Connecticut.

   -- Hurricane warning for coast.

   -- No mandatory evacuations.

   -- Last hurricane to hit was Bob in 1991.

   -- Irene likely to cause prolonged power outages and flooding in low-lying areas along the shoreline.

   -- President Barack Obama and governor declared state of emergency. National Guard mobilized.


   -- Hurricane warning statewide.

   -- Flood watch in effect.

   -- Storm center to pass near the New Jersey/Delaware coast around 8 a.m. Sunday.

O'Malley Issues State Of Emergency In Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WUSA) -- Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley has issued a state of emergency in Maryland on Thursday due to Hurricane Irene.

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell also declared a state of emergency on Thursday.

Read O'Malley's declaration here in PDF format.

Ocean City's mayor earlier announced a mandatory evacuation for the town.

Are You Prepared for Hurricane Irene?

Are You Prepared for Hurricane Irene?



The National Weather Service predicts Hurricane Irene will start impacting the east coast as early as Friday, August 26th bringing torrential rains and damaging high winds.  In preparation for this extreme weather, Prince William County Department of Fire and Rescue (www.pwcgov.org/fire) would like to remind citizens that planning ahead is the key in increasing one’s chances of survival during an emergency.  By following a few simple and low-cost steps you can prepare and protect your family, business, neighborhood and community when emergencies and disasters arise.

Before the storm hits:

Check emergency equipment and supplies.

Have non-perishable food and drinking water on hand for family and pets.

Clear loose or clogged rain gutters and downspouts.

Prince George's County Declares June as "Flood Awareness Month"

Prince George's County Declares June as "Flood Awareness Month"

This information was brought to us by The Prince George’s County Department of Environmental Resources

Floods are America’s #1 natural disaster and can happen anytime, anywhere. June is the start of a six-month period commonly known as “hurricane season.”  While hurricanes are not common occurrences in Prince George’s County, the severe weather conditions that occur during hurricane season, such as tropical storms, violent winds and heavy rains, can cause flooding which threatens lives, and damages property and structures.

As part of its flood management program, the Department of Environmental Resources has performed floodplain studies covering the majority of the urbanized watersheds within the county. DER has identified approximately 3,700 flood prone structures countywide, most within the Anacostia River Watershed.

9th Anniversary Of Charles County Tornado

LA PLATA, Md. (WUSA) -- Thursday is the ninth anniversary of a disaster many Charles County residents will never forget.

April 28, 2002 was the day a frightening tornado tore through La Plata. So much as changed over the past nine years, not just the way the town looks, but the way people in La Plata are now prepared for the next tornado, if and when it comes.

"It was incredible, by every means," said Bill Eckman.

When tornado warnings were posted Wednesday night for Charles County, Bill Eckman says he took them very seriously. And who could possibly blame him?

"You'll never forget that day, I assume?" 9NEWS NOW's Matt Jablow asked. 

Charles County Schools To Close Early For Snow Today, Tuesday, January 11

With snow on the horizon, I can hear the cheers from the children at Charles County public schools from here in D.C..

Why?   An early closing of course.  

Charles County schools have announced that they will close two hours early today, Tuesday, January 11.

Do you think this announcement is a bit premature or does it make sense?

E-mail us you opinion at neighborhoodtips@wusa9.com.

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