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  • In Garrett County, snow is normal but Sandy was not

    In Garrett County, snow is normal but Sandy was not
    Linda Kemphfer held out overnight as the power, heat and water went out, but grew frightened as it became apparent she was trapped in her home deep in the woods of Garrett County. "We were going to freeze to death," she said of her decision to call 911...
  • Baltimore sends crews, resources to Garrett Co. for snowstorm recovery

    Baltimore sends crews, resources to Garrett Co. for snowstorm recovery
    A crew of Baltimore-area first-responders is headed to Garrett County to assist in recovery from a major snowstorm that hit as Sandy plowed into the mid-Atlantic. About 60 workers from the Urban Search and Rescue team will help clear debris and trees...
  • Md. hospitals stood up to Sandy

    While the headlines about the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy earlier this week seemed to focus on "dodging a bullet," don't tell that to the thousands of hospital teams in Maryland who were prepared to handle the worst and, in some areas, are still...
  • Despite storm, officials say polling places will be ready for Election Day

    While some Marylanders cope with flooding and others wait for the lights to come back on, elections officials said polls everywhere should be ready in time for Election Day. In Somerset County, where 85 percent of homes lost power, dozens of roads were...
  • Sandy recovery well under way for most of Maryland

    Sandy recovery well under way for most of Maryland
    Recovery for the worst-hit areas of Maryland dragged on three days after the remnants of Sandy swept through, while the rest of the state got back to business as usual. In Crisfield, among the hardest-hit areas, some residents faced long-term...
  • Sandy tests Md. emergency preparations

    Sandy tests Md. emergency preparations
    Baltimore emergency officials expected devastation on par with Hurricane Katrina. Expecting Hurricane Sandy to knock out communications, they coordinated with local radio to broadcast public safety information and planned a "carrier pigeon" network that...
  • As nor'easter brews, Marylanders still struggle to dig out from Sandy

    As nor'easter brews, Marylanders still struggle to dig out from Sandy
    A nor'easter appears poised to rumble over Maryland next week, as residents on the state's eastern and western edges are still shoveling out snow and sand from this week's massive storm. The nor'easter could swoop across the state as early as Wednesday,...
  • Baltimore area readies for messy commute Monday morning

    Baltimore area readies for messy commute Monday morning
    Winter is not quite ready to leave Baltimore. Weather forecasters called for a wintry mix of rain and snow to start falling late Sunday and into Monday that was likely to complicate morning commutes. The forecast is for "a slushy inch" of accumulation...
  • Red Cross demonstrates mobile disaster apps at UMBC class

    Red Cross demonstrates mobile disaster apps at UMBC class
    When a disaster, natural or man-made, hits, many people now turn to their mobile phones to find information or where to go for help. The American Red Cross is using smart phone technology to make getting that information fast and easy. Dom Tolli, vice...
  • Ginseng, once widespread in Maryland, now dwindling

    Ginseng, once widespread in Maryland, now dwindling
    Ginseng, one of the most sought-after medicinal herbs in the world, once flourished across much of Maryland. It has nearly vanished now, though, from all but the westernmost counties, prompting officials to ponder banning commercial harvest of the...
  • Ice storm possible Tuesday for Western Md.; heavy rain expected in Baltimore

    Ice storm possible Tuesday for Western Md.; heavy rain expected in Baltimore
    As much as a quarter inch of ice could coat surfaces in Western Maryland on Tuesday, making for "extremely hazardous" travel conditions, according to the National Weather Service. Precipitation is expected liquid in Central Maryland, though, raising...
  • Snow slows evening traffic in Baltimore area

    Snow slows evening traffic in Baltimore area
    Fat, wet flakes of snow mixed with cold rain slickened Wednesday evening commutes and slowed drivers around the region. The snow was expected to be a nuisance come Valentine's Day morning, according to forecasts. Earlier expectations of a more...