The emergency scenario that played out Tuesday morning in Maryland's capital city was a drill aimed at testing the city's response to a mock disaster — a response that Kevin Simmons, emergency operations chief, said went "really well."
More than 308,000 BGE customers remained without power Sunday, and some should be prepared to wait days for it to be restored, following deadly storms that ripped through Maryland and the Mid-Atlantic, weather and emergency management officials said.
The Towson Times captured 13 awards in the annual editorial contest sponsored by the Maryland-Delaware-DC Press Association, a regional association for print journalism. The awards were for writing and photography from the 2011 calendar year.
Hurricane forecasters at Colorado State University are calling for a below-average hurricane season this year, with 10 expected named storms and about a one in four chance a major hurricane will hit the East Coast.
The climatic pattern known as La Niña is expected to end its cycle next month, and that could be contributing to extreme weather around the world and record warmth across the U.S., says AccuWeather meteorologist Henry Margusity.