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Tropical Storm Lee (2011)

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  • New engine for Violetville's 105-year-old fire department

    New engine for Violetville's 105-year-old fire department
    One of the oldest volunteer fire companies in Baltimore County now has a fleet of vehicles no older than 10 years after welcoming its most recent addition. Founded in 1906, the Violetville Volunteer Fire Department replaced an engine with 60,000 miles...
  • Photo exhibit commemorates the inundation of Tropical Storm Agnes in 1972

    It's hard to believe that 40 years have passed since Tropical Storm Agnes hit our area in June, 1972, and caused so much damage. Like others who lived through it, I remember it well. I was living in my parents' home in Catonsville at the time. We were...
  • Remembering Agnes: 'We really took a hit'

    Remembering Agnes: 'We really took a hit'
    The flooding in Harford and Cecil counties caused by Tropical Storm Agnes 40 years ago this week is considered among the worst of all time in both Harford and Cecil counties. "That was the worst storm I can ever recall," Wardell Stansbury, a lifelong...
  • Agnes recalled with awe 40 years later

    Agnes recalled with awe 40 years later
    At about 2 a.m. on June 22, 1972, Kevin Ford, 17, answered a knock at the door of his family's row home on the banks of the Patapsco River in Oella — the same home his grandparents first moved to in 1912 — to find a couple of Baltimore...
  • 40 years later, Agnes remains benchmark for county disasters

    40 years later, Agnes remains benchmark for county disasters
    As the water rose up Main Street in historic Ellicott City that wet morning in June 1972, creeping ever higher, Roland Bounds took out a piece of chalk and marked a line on the sidewalk, just downhill from his wife's Ellicott's Country Store. If the...
  • Since Agnes, Howard County has improved plans for flooding

    Flooding, according to Howard County's 2004 Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan, "is the most common natural disaster to impact Howard County." Flooding is well-documented in the county — moreso than earthquakes or tornadoes, for example — and...
  • Chesapeake Bay 'dead zone' smaller this year

    Chesapeake Bay 'dead zone' smaller this year
    After a spate of bad news about the Chesapeake Bay's health, here's an uptick: the "dead zone" that forms every spring is smaller than average so far this year. Water sampling done in early June by the Department of Natural Resources found dissolved...
  • Bay's 'dead zone' smaller this year so far

    The "dead zone" that forms every spring in the Chesapeake Bay is smaller than average so far this year, state officials report. Water sampling done in early June by the Department of Natural Resources found dissolved oxygen levels too low to be...
  • Different disasters

    It turns out the Harford County government has met the Federal Emergency Management Agency's threshold of $800,851.02 spent in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Lee to qualify for federal disaster aid. It's an odd number, but no one ever said federal...
  • Prisoners headed to Port Deposit to clean up flood's mess

    A team of state prisoners is headed to the Cecil County town of Port Deposit to help clean up the mud and mess left behind from last week's flood, a state lawmaker said Tuesday. During a meeting about prisons in Baltimore, State Sen. Nancy Jacobs, a...
  • Chesapeake Bay fouled by Susquehanna flooding

    Chesapeake Bay fouled by Susquehanna flooding
    The Chesapeake Bay looks like a dirty bathtub, its waters turned brown with mud and awash in pollution and floating debris, including uprooted trees, propane tanks, even a battered dining-room chair. Braving boat-damaging hazards, scientists are swarming...
  • Weathering out the storm at Worthington

    Weathering out the storm at Worthington
    Mother Nature has battered the county in recent weeks, and Worthington Elementary School has suffered as much as any school. But students and staff at the Ellicott City school will soon be reaping her benefits as well. Solar panels will be installed over...