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Study: More People Could Survive A Tsunami If They Walk Faster

About 5,500 more people could survive a major tsunami hitting the U.S. if they just walk a little faster to higher ground after roads are knocked out, a new study shows.


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Prince George’s Hosting Emergency Preparedness Forum

Police in Prince George’s County are announcing an emergency preparedness conference for later this month.


A worker attaches plywood to the window of his shop ahead of Tropical Storm Isaac on August 27, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Tropical Storm Isaac is expected to strengthen into at least a Category 1 hurricane before making landfall near Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Opinion: As Hurricane Isaac Threatens The GOP Continues To Party

As Hurricane Isaac threatens the Gulf again, we will see if Katrina and Isaac serve as bookends of GOP hostility to federal disaster relief. An odd stance for a party that claims to “choose life” while watching people die in natural disasters rather than provide an adequate response.


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Prince George’s County Holding Disaster Preparedness Training

Officials in Prince George’s County are sponsoring a day of emergency preparedness training.


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Md. Mom Awaits Safe Return Of Daughter Studying Abroad In Japan

A Maryland college student is trying to get home after the disaster in Japan.


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Natural Disaster In Japan: U.S. Survivors Push To Evacuate

Out of control. That’s what experts are saying about Japan’s overheated nuclear complex. As each day passes, the risk increases that nuclear fuel rods will spray radiation. Americans living and working in Japan are trying to get out.