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Spring rains killed oysters in upper Chesapeake

Heavy rains this spring, not this September, killed most of the oysters in the upper Chesapeake Bay. That’s according to preliminary findings from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ annual fall oyster survey. Michael Naylor, director of the department’s shellfish ...

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Flooding causes road closures throughout state

WASHINGTON — Heavy rainfall has flooded roads and swelled waterways in the mid-Atlantic region, posing challenges for the morning commute. In Annapolis, officials say the Annapolis dam has overflowed and nearby Route 450 was closed early Thursday. A number of other ...

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Lee could bring major flooding along upper Potomac

HAGERSTOWN — The remnants of Tropical Storm Lee could cause major flooding along the upper Potomac River starting Wednesday night, the National Weather Service said. The flood watches prompted the National Park Service to close campgrounds, boat ramps and visitor ...

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300,000 customers in mid-Atlantic lack power

Utility companies say nearly 300,000 customers in the mid-Atlantic region are still in the dark days after Hurricane Irene blasted the area with heavy rain and winds. Baltimore Gas and Electric was reporting the most outages, with about 239,000 Tuesday ...

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Irene: Wet, deadly and expensive, but no monster

The storm that had been Hurricane Irene crossed into Canada overnight but wasn’t yet through with the U.S., where flood waters threatened Vermont towns and New Yorkers who returned to work had to make do with a slowly reopening transit ...

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