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Latest Weather Items
A storm Thursday that made its way to the D.C. area from the Midwest did not swell to a derecho, and a severe storm watch for the morning was canceled. But the system was expected to redevelop and pelt the region more heavily into the evening, National Weather Service forecasters said.
A fast-moving storm system that affected much of the eastern United States buffeted the D.C. area with rain and wind Thursday, leaving behind downed trees, thousands of power outages and unofficial reports of at least three tornadoes touching down in Maryland.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans a $19.5 billion outlay in his final six months in office to ensure the city never again has to suffer the devastating effects of a major hurricane.
Massive storms sweeping in from the Midwest that could affect more than 1 in 5 Americans were expected to bring heavy wind and thunder to the D.C. area Thursday, National Weather Service officials said.
The most popular equipment Merion was not a golf club but a squeegee.
Thousands in eastern Germany have been evacuated from their homes as a dam broke, sending Elbe River waters gushing.
The National Weather Service says the deadly tornado that struck near Oklahoma City late last week was another top-of-the-scale EF5 that packed winds reaching 295 mph. The weather service also says the twister's 2.6-mile width is the widest ever recorded.
Hundreds of residents near St. Louis have been evacuated after a levee was breached late Monday evening and flood barricades crumbled.
As the East Coast braced for the possibility of severe storms Sunday, the all-too-familiar task of cleaning up went on in Oklahoma after the weekend's violent weather claimed 10 lives there.