Baltimore Sun coverage of Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence down to Category 1 but up to no good

“I would not read too much into the categories,” said Howard Silverman, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said of Hurricane Florence's downgrade.

Here's why Maryland is still under a state of emergency for Hurricane Florence

Gov. Larry Hogan kept Maryland under a state of emergency Thursday even as the full force of Hurricane Florence approached landfall on the coast of the Carolinas. The governor maintained his declaration even as the storm appeared to be following a more southerly track than some projections.

In Maryland, calls to 'keep watching' for threats from Hurricane Florence could extend into next week

As Hurricane Florence clobbers the Carolinas, it’s forecast to bring rain and some flooding risks to Maryland on Friday and Saturday. But Gov. Larry Hogan said he wouldn’t cancel a statewide emergency declaration as the threat of Florence’s remnants looms.

Waterfront museums 'battening down hatches,' but hopeful Hurricane Florence will keep heading south

Waterfront museums in Maryland are relieved Hurricane Florence seems to be heading south, but are prepared and keeping a wary eye open.

Westminster energy company sends resources to Southeast for Hurricane Florence relief

Westminster's Tevis Energy sent resources and workers to Virginia and the Carolinas to fuel trucks and generators as Hurricane Florence took aim. It’s a paid gig, but that doesn’t take away from the support they’re providing and risk workers are shouldering as the storm prepares to wreak havoc.

Hurricane Florence downgraded to Category 2 storm as it nears landfall but still could be devastating

Though Hurricane Florence has weakened slightly, it’s still a very dangerous storm, and a life-threatening storm surge and rainfall are expected. 

How a 1933 hurricane shaped Ocean City

A hurricane did for Ocean City what fishermen could not.

Ahead of Hurricane Florence, Baltimore County officials make preparations, urge precautions

Baltimore County officials announced Thursday in Bowleys Quarters that the county was taking steps to ensure preparedness whatever Hurricane Florence brings to the area.

MARC delays expected Thursday because of Hurricane Florence

MARC trains will experience Hurricane Florence-related delays arriving and departing Union Station on Thursday.

As Carolinas bear down for Hurricane Florence, it looks as if Maryland will miss worst of storm

Hurricane Florence is forecast to batter the Carolina coasts Friday and Saturday and dump feet of rain, while Maryland looks to be spared of the catastrophic flooding that appeared possible in recent days.

How will Hurricane Florence affect crabs? For Chesapeake watermen, storm is another challenge in a tough year

As Hurricane Florence churns toward the East Coast, Maryland watermen on the Chesapeake Bay are preparing for yet another challenge from Mother Nature this year. Many are pulling crab pots from the water or moving them to deeper water in case of the storm.

Anne Arundel County firefighters train for water rescues ahead of Hurricane Florence

Two Anne Arundel County fire department companies held joint special operations training before the arrival of Hurricane Florence.

Flying over the next few days? Here's how Hurricane Florence may affect your plans

As Hurricane Florence approaches the Carolinas, airlines are encouraging customers traveling through areas in the Category 4 storm’s path to reschedule travel and waiving fares and fees in some cities.

As Hurricane Florence closes in, Maryland gauges risks: 'This one has the potential of being severe'

As inevitable as a Hurricane Florence landfall in the Carolinas appears, the storm's meandering path beyond that — and the foot or two of rain it could dump — remained uncertain as preparations and evacuations continued Tuesday.

Coast Guard warns mariners of gale-force winds, though no major impact expected at port of Baltimore

The Coast Guard and port of Baltimore don't expect major effects on operations from Hurricane Florence on operation, but warn of gale-force winds.

A hurricane simulation done months ago was alarmingly similar to Florence. The damage was catastrophic.

Just months ago, disaster planners simulated a fictional "Hurricane Cora" that could predict the damage that awaits the East Coast this week.

More wet weather in Baltimore tops off a summer full of rained-out events

The summer's constant rain in the Baltimore area has led to the postponement of all manner of outdoor events.

Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence makes landfall in the Carolinas.

Hurricane Florence may reshape the climate change debate

With potentially historic Hurricane Florence fed by warm ocean waters bearing down, the EPA looks to relax more greenhouse gas emission rules.

Here's how Hurricane Florence could affect Maryland: Some coastal flooding, then maybe a surging Susquehanna

Hurricane Florence is forecast to hit the Southeast coast as a major storm later this week. What could it bring to Maryland? Strong winds, heavy rain and flooding and/or storm surge, depending on its track.

Why Hurricane Florence's arrival could topple trees, ruin crops in the Baltimore region

Steady rain in the last couple of weeks has turned ground throughout the Baltimore region into a sloppy, wet mess. More bad weather — particularly with high winds from the potential Hurricane Florence — could topple trees and ruin crops.

As Hurricane Florence targets Southeast, Gov. Hogan warns of possibly 'historic' flooding in Maryland

Hurricane Florence is threatening to strike the East Coast as a Category 5 hurricane, prompting calls for evacuation in the Carolinas and an emergency declaration in Maryland ahead of potentially "historic" flooding.

BGE braces for impact of Hurricane Florence with extra utility crews from out of state

BGE is preparing for likely storm damage in the Baltimore area as Florence heads for the Carolinas. The utility has called in 800 external crew members and preparing to deploy its own crews if needed.

7 ways to prepare your home for Hurricane Florence

As Hurricane Florence strengthens, here's a list of things to do before, during and after a hurricane, according to the Maryland Emergency Management Agency.

How to keep your basement from flooding during Hurricane Florence

Useful tips to keep your basement from flooding, plus a list of locations offering free sand bags.

How do meteorologists determine the forecast cone for storms like Hurricane Florence?

The updates will come like a drumbeat every three hours this week. Where is Hurricane Florence, where is it going, and how strong will it be? The National Hurricane Center processes countless data points and dozens of supercomputer forecast models to answer those questions.

Southwest issues travel vouchers for passengers affected by Hurricane Florence

Southwest will allow travelers flying into or out of Baltimore-Washington International Airport and eight other airports to this week to switch their flights at no cost.