Authorities say two F-16 fighter jets escorted a small airplane out of restricted airspace in Washington, an apparently inadvertent intrusion that prompted evacuations at the U.S. Capitol and surrounding buildings.
A tanker truck carrying 10,000 gallons of propane overturned on a sharp curve in Oakland’s downtown business district Wednesday morning, prompting evacuation of about half the town, including 45 jail inmates, as a precaution, a county official said.
A major gas leak is causing problems in Anne Arundel County. Crews are currently working to repair a gas line, that was struck by workers in Glen Burnie.
Hagerstown fire officials say a fire in a basement maintenance room forced the evacuation of residents from 11 apartments.
A gas leak in Baltimore County forces a number of people from their homes. Crews are on the scene of a gas main break at Kenwood and East Avenues, near Overlea High School.
Federal and local authorities on Maryland’s Eastern Shore are working to find housing for more than 275 Crisfield residents displaced by last week’s storm.
From Washington to Boston, big cities and small towns Sunday buttoned up against the onslaught of a superstorm that could endanger 50 million people in the most heavily populated corridor in the nation, with forecasters warning that the New York area could get the worst of it — an 11-foot wall of water.
Forced out by flames. Maryland families are evacuated as a brush fire moves in. That massive brush fire is still burning at this hour in Queen Anne’s County.
Mandatory evacuations have been issued for both Port Deposit and Havre de Grace as water levels rise. The Conowingo Dam, opening more flood gates, is unleashing a torrent of water into towns downstream.
Widespread flooding is impacting all parts of Maryland.
At a time of the year when Ocean City should be simply packed, it’s starting to look more like a ghost town. Gov. Martin O’Malley and its mayor issued mandatory evacuations off the island in wake of a powerful storm approaching the region.
Worcester County is ordering a mandatory evacuation of residents in the area of West Ocean City ahead of Hurricane Irene.