Loch Raven High School was evacuated Friday morning after a school resource officer reported smelling a strange odor inside the building.
The Calvert County Commissioners have ordered a mandatory evacuation of homes within 100 feet of the cliffs along the Chesapeake Bay as Hurricane Irene moves into southern Maryland.
Officials in a beach resort town on Maryland’s Eastern Shore say hundreds of residents have ignored mandatory evacuation orders ahead of Irene.
Hurricane Irene is a massive storm with the potential to do significant damage in Maryland. State leaders, recognizing the threat, are acting now.
Emergency crews are evacuating restaurants and businesses along the Georgetown waterfront because of flooding from the Potomac River.
A major gas leak near a popular mall brought hazmat crews to the scene.
The U.S. Naval Academy evacuated four buildings due to a suspicious package, but it turned out to be a false alarm.