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Flood Watch: Heavy Rain Expected in D.C. Area Saturday

After freezing rain made trouble for commuters Friday morning, heavy rain could cause flooding throughout the D.C. area Saturday.

01/10/2014

A couple on an ATV turn around at the edge of a flooded road on September 14, 2013 in La Salle, Colorado. The Sanchez family has lived there for 11 years and said they've never seen anything even close to this level of flooding in the area. Heavy rains for the better part of week fueled widespread flooding in numerous Colorado towns. The historic flooding forced thousands to evacuate the area and more rain is predicted through the weekend. (Photo by Marc Piscotty/Getty Images)

Obama Orders Federal Aid for Flood-Ravaged Colorado

President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration and ordered federal aid for flood ravaged Colorado.

09/15/2013

A repair truck passes a flooded street as Sandy approached landfall.  (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Heavy Rains Bring Flooding, Hinder Morning Commute

Heavy rains closed some roads and downed trees in the Washington area overnight.

07/12/2013

Waters in Laurel, Md. begin to rise after heavy rains forced officials to open floodgates at nearby dams. (credit: Karen Adams/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

Woman Drowns as Homeless Camp Floods; Laurel Evacuations Lifted

Floodwaters from the Patuxent River washed away a homeless camp and led to the apparent drowning death of a woman Thursday.

01/31/2013

File photo of the Potomac River. Credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images

Flood Warnings on Potomac, Monocacy in Frederick

The National Weather Service is warning of minor to moderate flooding along two rivers in Frederick County.

01/31/2013

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D.C. Unveils Plans for Flood-Prone Neighborhoods

Storage tanks and a tunnel that could hold millions of gallons of water are being proposed to provide flood relief to two Washington neighborhoods.

12/07/2012

Rains fall in the Bloomingdale neighborhood of D.C. (credit: Cameron Thompson/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

Bloomingdale Neighborhood Relieved, Dry After Sandy

Residents of Washington’s Bloomingdale neighborhood are breathing a sigh of relief after their flood-prone area didn’t see waters rise in the streets during Superstorm Sandy.

11/01/2012

A neighborhood destroyed by Hurricane Sandy (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Opinion: Sandy Reminds Us Of The Need For FEMA And That Romney Would Shut It Down

Romney was asked at a presidential debate whether FEMA should be shut down in light of the deficit. Romney replied that FEMA should “absolutely” be shut down. He was asked specifically if that included disaster relief. He replied that it was “immoral” to provide such relief in the face of “larger debts”, emphasizing that “it makes no sense at all” to have such programs.

10/30/2012

A worker cleans the boardwalk near a restaurant along the Potomac River in Washington, D.C.  (credit: STEPHEN JAFFE/AFP/Getty Images)

Flooding a Major Concern for Potomac River, Chesapeake Bay

Forecasters are warning water levels will continue to rise in the Chesapeake Bay and the Potomac River, which could cause coastal flooding.

10/30/2012

Bloomingdale residents are drying out after a night of flooding in the Northwest community left them feeling swampy. (Credit: Kevin Patrick/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

Frustrated D.C. Residents Have Swampy Mess To Clean Up After Flood

Heavy rains have soaked parts of the Washington area, flooding some streets and disrupting Metro service.

09/03/2012

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