Hurricane Sandy's arrival to the Washington-area is expected to be accompanied by high winds that could cause damage to homes.
The commander of U.S. Fleet Forces in Norfolk is ordering ships in Virginia's Hampton Roads area out to sea ahead of Hurricane Sandy's expected path along the coast.
The D.C. transit system is urging travelers to sign up for email and text alerts to keep tabs on changes to bus and train schedules because of the approaching storm.
Officials are closing Assateague Island National Seashore and Assateague State Park before Hurricane Sandy hits.
Gov. Martin O'Malley's administration says weather developments will be monitored to determine whether changes will be needed to the state's early voting schedule.
Maryland state officials are warning boaters not to ride out Hurricane Sandy aboard their vessels.
Some U.S. airlines are giving travelers a way out if they want to scrap their plans due to a massive storm expected to hit the East Coast.
Maryland transportation officials are reminding motorists of wind restrictions on state bridges as Hurricane Sandy approaches the coast.
The Department of Natural Resources says it will not enforce times for removing crabs from commercial pots so fishermen can prepare for Hurricane Sandy.
Maryland's highway officials are fueling up vehicles, clearing drains and getting chain saws and other equipment ready to deal with Hurricane Sandy.
Navy bases in Virginia are making preparations for Hurricane Sandy.
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is urging residents to prepare for severe weather that she says has the potential to have an Isabel-type storm surge.
While Hurricane Sandy's track isn't clear at this point, the electric companies and Metro are preparing for what could be a rough few days.
Gov. Martin O'Malley is declaring a state of emergency across Maryland as Hurricane Sandy approaches.
Municipal workers in Ocean City are filling hundreds of sandbags in preparation for flooding from a combination of pre-Halloween storms.
These apps can help keep you safe in disaster or emergency situations
All the spare parts appear to be coming together to create what forecasters are calling "Frankenstorm," a monster combination of high wind, heavy rain, extreme tides and maybe snow that could cause havoc along the East Coast just before Halloween next week.
When a big storm is coming, many residents want to make sure they can stay in communication even if they lose power. Hand-crank radios and battery- powered radios, while harder to find, are still out there.
When the power goes out and bare necessities become the most important, these gadgets will keep you going and connected.
Here are some guidelines so you know whether you'll be tossing out what's in your refrigerator and freezer.
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