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Floodplain maps have been redrawn by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Delaware, a change that could shift properties into or out of a flood risk zone.
Whether it's a big disaster or someone gets hurt around the house, knowing how best to respond might affect who lives or dies. Many communities offer free training to ensure their residents are prepared for the worst.
The Huntington neighborhood, near the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, has flooded three times in the last 10 years, damaging cars and homes.
Firefighters from all over the nation who were killed in the line of duty are being honored during the 2012 National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend in Frederick County, Maryland.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded more than $4 million to the Southern Maryland Electrical Co-op in three Maryland counties.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved a grant of more than $1 million to elevate and protect 11 residences in Gloucester County from flooding.
Federal and state officials are closing the joint field office set up to coordinate recovery operations following Hurricane Irene, Tropical Strom Lee, and the central Virginia earthquake.
State and federal officials are preparing to close two disaster recovery centers set up after an August earthquake, but officials say assistance will continue to be available.
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