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Tips to stay safe during a thunderstorm

Thunderstorms laced with lightning regularly roll through the D.C. area in the warm summer months. And when thunder is booming and lightning is flashing, the safest place is indoors. But there are lightning risks inside the sturdiest building and a car or truck can provide fairly safe shelter outdoors.

Tuesday - 07/29/2014, 07:06am EDT

Tags: weather, dick uliano

Cold front ahead but not before more storms

A refreshing air mass with pleasant temperatures is ahead, but not before more oppressive humidity and the possibility of storms.

Tuesday - 07/15/2014, 09:39am EDT

Tags: weather, lauryn ricketts

Storm-related insurance claims: What to do before and after

As severe summer storms move through the area, there's a chance insurance claims will be filed because of home damage. If Mother Nature's fury sends a tree limb crashing, those limbs and holes needed moved or patched.

Friday - 06/20/2014, 04:30am EDT

Tags: weather, insurance claims, mike murillo

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High waters converge for traffic headaches

When heavy rains and rush hours coincide, delays are inevitable. Thursday, the worst of the region's traffic woes have correlated with the flash flood warnings issued for Loudoun County in Virginia and Montgomery and Frederick counties in Maryland.

Thursday - 06/12/2014, 07:27pm EDT

Tags: traffic, traffic blog, Dave Dildine

First drought, now flood threat in Calif.

Homes were evacuated as a swift storm with expected heavy rain moved toward drought plagued Southern California, bringing worries of mudslides where recent wildfires destroyed ground cover and left hillsides exposed.

Friday - 02/28/2014, 03:32am EST

Tags: california,

Heavy snow, thunderstorms moving into Midwest

Blizzards rolled into parts of Wyoming and South Dakota on Friday, bringing the snow-savvy states to an unseasonably early wintery standstill by closing highways and schools, and even forcing a tourist town to cancel its annual Octoberfest's polka-dancing bar crawl.

Friday - 10/04/2013, 05:57pm EDT

Tags: National Weather Service,

More than 2 dozen rescued from rising Va. waters

Storms have caused flash floods in sections of Roanoke, requiring the rescue of more than two dozen people.

Wednesday - 07/10/2013, 09:07pm EDT

Tags: flooding, rescue, Roanoke, Va.

Report criticizes Verizon response to 911 failure

A draft report presented to the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Wednesday recommends a series of changes in response to the June derecho that knocked out the 911 system in Northern Virginia.

Wednesday - 11/14/2012, 05:43pm EST

Tags: verizon, 911 outage, derecho, Council of Governments

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