Disasters

Hurricane victims from Puerto Rico get help resettling in Baltimore

BALTIMORE – The Tavarez family struggled through a harrowing month and a half after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, living in their San Juan neighborhood without power, scrambling to buy necessities and driving in streets without functioning traffic lights. After…

Baltimore charity takes aid to Puerto Rico

BALTIMORE — Janet Arce arrived at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport before 5 a.m. last Thursday. She wore rain boots and carted a pile of suitcases full of donations for a humanitarian trip to Puerto Rico. “I’m going to be…

Puerto Rican couple among many living at least temporarily in Maryland

SILVER SPRING, Maryland – Elizabeth Vázquez’s house has a basement apartment, specially built for her parents, Nicolás Vázquez and Priscila Rodríguez. For the past four years, they stayed there during the summer and went back to Puerto Rico for the…

Red Cross relief efforts extend to Maryland

From blood drives to deployment, the Red Cross has been organizing relief efforts for disasters across the country- and that includes contributions from the Maryland-D.C. region.

Responding to Trump threat, Van Hollen urges more, “not less,” Puerto Rico aid

WASHINGTON – Responding to President Donald Trump’s threat to withdraw federal disaster aid to Puerto Rico, Maryland Sen. Chris Van Hollen, said the government should be doing more to help the devastated territory, “not less.” Van Hollen said that three…

A military plane crashes in Prince George’s County

Shortly after takeoff from Joint Base Andrews, an F-16 plane on its way to conduct routine training in Pennsylvania experienced a mechanical problem and crashed in a wooded area between two neighborhoods. There were no reported injuries on the ground and the pilot, who has not been identified, safely ejected and landed about a mile from the crash.

35 year anniversary of the crash of Air Florida Flight 90 observed

WASHINGTON–Washington’s National Law Enforcement Museum remembered the 35th anniversary of the 1984 crash of an Air Florida jet into the 14th bridge with a discussion Tuesday night that featured the pilot of the helicopter that plucked several survivors out of the icy Potomac, the (former) local TV photographer who captured the rescues on video and former Washington Police Department detective. 74 people on board the plane were killed along with four motorists.

Maryland shelter assists with aftermath resulting from Hurricane Matthew

Anne Arundel County’s SCPA is working to make more room for Hurricane Matthew rescue dogs. The shelter had already taken in seven hurricane rescues from South Carolina, but now regions of the state with unexpected flooding are turning to Maryland for help.

MD Civil Air Patrol sends relief in wake of Hurricane Matthew

Fort Meade, Md– Members of Maryland Wing Group II travel to South Carolina to volunteer in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.

Terrorist Attacks in Brussels Brings Reminder To Be Vigilant

Local airports are reminding travelers to be vigilant and visitors to the Washington metro area say they are concerned about international travel in the wake of the deadly bombings in Brussels on Tuesday.