This fact sheet provides a list of emergency equipment and supplies that one should have on hand in the event of a hurricane.More
This fact sheet provides a list of emergency equipment and supplies that one should have on hand in the event of a hurricane. Also provided are practical tips for planning for the event of a hurricane as well as what to do during and after the storm.More
ASSATEAGUE ISLAND, Md.- Rangers at Assateague State Park and Assateague Island National Seashore are preparing for the fury of Hurricane Sandy.
Staff at the national seashore have decided to close oceanside campsites starting Friday morning so rangers can move fire pits and picnic tables. As of Thursday afternoon, bay side campsites will remain open through the projected storm.
Public information officer Rachelle Daigneault tells WBOC they are closely monitoring Hurricane Sandy, and further closures are possible.
"The main concern to start with is visitor safety," Daigneault said. "After that, it's our campgrounds and structures, roads, those types of things which can be impacted in the developed area. "
Michael Riley, the park manager of Assateague State Park, said he is worried how the lunar cycle could affect a possible storm surge.
"If you get a full moon and you get a tide surge with a storm progressing north, it tends to get a little heavier, which means your dunes can take a beating," Riley said. "But right now our dunes are in place and stable, and we feel comfortable with them protecting our resources."
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MOORE, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin says "hearts are broken" for parents wondering about the fate of their children after a tornado devastated suburban Oklahoma City and officials say the searchMore
Emergency crews searched the broken remnants of an Oklahoma City suburb Tuesday for survivors of a massive tornado that flattened homes and demolished an elementary school. At least 24 people were killed, including at least nine children, and those numbers were expected to climb.More
Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:50 PM EDT2013-05-21 17:50:20 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP)- President Barack Obama pledged urgent government help for Oklahoma Tuesday in the wake of "one of the most destructive" storms in the nation's history. "In an instant neighborhoodsMore
President Barack Obama pledged urgent government help for Oklahoma Tuesday in the wake of "one of the most destructive" storms in the nation's history.More
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After a devastating twister tore through the mid-west killing dozens, the American Red Cross of the Lower Shore are standing-by.More
After a devastating twister tore through the Midwest killed at least 24 people, the American Red Cross of the Lower Shore in Salisbury is standing by, waiting for word to mobilize a relief effort for Oklahoma.More
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 12:03:41 GMT
SALISBURY, Md.- A former gym teacher who taught at Beaver Run Elementary School in Salisbury was on trial Monday in a "Peeping Tom" case.Jeffrey Brabitz appeared in Wicomico County Circuit Court on chargesMore
A former gym teacher who taught at Beaver Run Elementary School in Salisbury was on trial Monday in a "Peeping Tom" case.More
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:20 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:20:00 GMT
SEAFORD, Del.- Authorities say a woman was killed when the motorcycle she was riding on as a passenger collided with a pickup truck in Seaford late Monday afternoon. Seaford police said that shortlyMore
Authorities say a woman was killed when the motorcycle she was riding on as a passenger collided with a pickup truck in Seaford late Monday afternoon.More