Preparedness is key to mitigating upcoming hurricane damage, experts say

WASHINGTON – Effective hurricane forecasts, greener construction practices and individual preparedness are keys to mitigating hurricane damage in the coming years, according to experts. In a press conference at the National Press Club Tuesday, Gerry Bell, a climate change specialist…

Local agencies join in Hurricane Michael relief effort

ROCKVILLE, Maryland – Montgomery County Urban Search and Rescue team is among the local groups offering aid to help with the recovery from the ravages of Hurricane Michael.

Annapolis prepares for Hurricane Florence

As Hurricane Florence nears the shores of the United States, Annapolis braces for the effects from the storm. A city with experience dealing with floods in the past, Annapolis prepares for the potential damage that could occur.

Protesters demand more federal support for Puerto Rico

Protesters rallied for more federal support for Puerto Rico, which was hit by Category 4 Hurricane Maria on Sept. 20. Weeks later, most of the island still lacks power.

UMD student waits over a week to hear from family in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria

University of Maryland sophomore Gabriela Anglada was hundreds of miles away from her home of San Juan, Puerto Rico when Hurricane Maria hit. After speaking to her family that night, she could not reach them for 10 days. Now, Anglada is busy raising money to help with the Puerto Rico relief effort.

Hurricane Matthew hit close to home for two University of Maryland students

For two University of Maryland students, Hurricane Matthew was not just another tragic news story.

NOAA Discusses New Disaster Relief Techniques

NOAA has new ways to predict and cope with natural disasters.

Amid Storms, Hurricane, Maryland Prepares for Flooding

Though Gov. Larry Hogan canceled the state of emergency in eight counties, Maryland is still preparing for heavy rain and flooding.

Continuing 2014 Trend, More Major Hurricanes This Season

2015 is proving to be an active year for hurricanes in the Atlantic and Pacific.

New FEMA Flood Maps Could Mean Insurance Rate Adjustments for Coastal Marylanders

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.