Disasters

BELGIUM MEMORIAL: Brussels bombings result in tributes at embassy

People come together in solidarity at the Embassy of Belgium in the nation’s capital following Tuesday’s explosions in Brussels.

Cardin Seeks to Hike Federal Spending for Better Drinking Water

Inspired by the lead poisoning crisis in Flint, Mich., Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin introduced legislation to increase spending on the country’s water systems and improve lead testing.

EMERGENCY PREP: NATIONAL GUARD EMERGENCY RESPONSE TRAINING

The National Guard teams up with first responders from throughout the region for emergency training exercises to prepare for the unexpected.

Maryland Officials Seek Federal Aid for Blizzard Costs

The Maryland congressional delegation sent a letter to President Barack Obama requesting federal assistance to cover costs related to last month’s storm.

WATER DRIVE: Local Church Helps a Community in Need 600 Miles Away

Local Church collects water and other supplies for those in need in Flint, Michigan.

Montgomery County Has Mock Snow Day to Prepare for Inclement Weather

The Division of Highway Services in the Montgomery County Department of Transportation conducted an all-day exercise to test the preparedness of the County’s snow plans and fleet.

NOAA Discusses New Disaster Relief Techniques

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

Maryland Participates in Global Earthquake Drill

Maryland joined more than 42 million participants worldwide in The Great ShakeOut, a global earthquake drill designed to teach millions what to do in the event of an earthquake.

Major Power Outage Closes Maryland Campus

An explosion at a Southern Maryland power facility caused power outages that spread from the power facility to the White House and the College Park campus of the University of Maryland.

NTSB Issues Urgent Recommendations Following Metro Yellow Line Incident

The NTSB issued urgent recommendations to the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments today as they continue their investigation into the January 12th Metrorail smoke incident.