Some families in Washington County are still waiting to find out if the Federal Emergency Management Agency will provide disaster relief after a flash flood struck last week.
While the federal government wades through a complicated effort to keep the National Flood Insurance Program solvent, the capital city has very little at stake in the debate.
Changes in the federal flood insurance program are likely to mean higher premiums for thousands Maryland residents, and not just those living in Ocean City or along the Chesapeake Bay.
President Barack Obama is set to sign into law a bipartisan bill relieving homeowners living in flood-prone neighborhoods from big increases in their insurance bills.
Anne Arundel County police have identified a woman whose body was found floating in water in the woods in Maryland City after heavy rains flooded a homeless camp.
Heavy rains and strong winds will batter the D.C. area overnight Wednesday and into Thursday morning as severe thunderstorms rolling into the area could cause substantial flooding and possible tornadoes.