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The Baltimore Sun

It's June, time to reconsider Maryland's vulnerability to hurricanes. Sure, only two storms have made landfall here at hurricane force since record-keeping began. Most that reach Maryland have weakened to tropical storm strength, or less. But Isabel was "only" a tropical storm when it flooded bay-shore communities in 2003. So was Agnes, which struck 35 years ago. Its damage in Maryland totaled $533 million in 2006 dollars. Nineteen people died. Are you prepared? Visit

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