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Julia Airey

Julia  Airey

Airey is the Metro reporter for The Washington Times. A New England native, Airey has covered the D.C. technology scene for the past year with local media outlet Technical.ly D.C.. Previously she edited various collegiate magazines, and published a WWII biography. Airey can be reached at [email protected]

Articles by Julia Airey

This photo provided by NASA shows Hurricane Florence from the International Space Station on Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, as it threatens the U.S. East Coast. Forecasters said Florence could become an extremely dangerous major hurricane sometime Monday and remain that way for days. (NASA via AP)

Hurricane Florence begins battering Carolinas: 'Today the threat becomes a reality'

The outer edge of Hurricane Florence began scouring the Carolina coastline Thursday, as people banded together to help evacuees find safe harbor. Meteorologists said the leading edge of the massive storm on Thursday buffeted Cape Lookout, North Carolina, with 68 mph sustained winds that gusted to 85 mph. Published September 13, 2018

Sand bags surround homes on North Topsail Beach, North Carolina, on Wednesday as Hurricane Florence threatens the coast. As much as 35 inches of rain is expected. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Hurricane Florence expected to create 'life-threatening' conditions

The National Weather Service on Wednesday warned that Hurricane Florence could create "life-threatening conditions," as the massive storm weakened to a Category 3 gale packing 120 mph winds on a collision course with the Carolinas. Published September 12, 2018

President Donald Trump talks about Hurricane Florence during a briefing in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Trump: Federal government is 'totally prepared' for Hurricane Florence

President Trump said Tuesday that the federal government is "totally prepared" for Hurricane Florence and declared states of emergency in Virginia and the Carolinas after meeting with Federal Emergency Management Agency chief Brock Long. Mr. Trump's declaration allows for federal assistance in hard-hit areas. Published September 11, 2018

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (right) nominated Antwan Wilson to become the next chancellor of D.C. Public Schools on Tuesday. They are joined by D.C. Deputy Mayor for Education Jennifer Niles. (Associated Press)

Judge declines to issue restraining order

A D.C. Superior Court judge declined Tuesday to issue a restraining order that would have paused the city's search for a new schools chancellor but allowed a lawsuit against city officials over the search to proceed. Published September 4, 2018