Coast Guard reopens Va. port following storm

The Coast Guard has reopened Virginia waters to military, commercial and recreational vessels.

Tuesday - 08/30/2011, 03:59pm EDT

Great Dismal Swamp fire 90 percent contained

A fire in the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge is 90 percent contained, thanks to a drenching from Hurricane Irene. But the storm has left firefighters with a new challenge.

Tuesday - 08/30/2011, 03:58pm EDT

1 dead, 6 treated, for carbon monoxide exposure

Officials say a Maryland man has died and six people have been hospitalized for apparent carbon monoxide poisoning.

Tuesday - 08/30/2011, 02:09pm EDT

Va. organizations help wildlife affected by Irene

Virginia organizations are helping sea turtles, squirrels and other wildlife affected by Hurricane Irene.

Tuesday - 08/30/2011, 02:07pm EDT

Del. governor wants beachgoers back for Labor Day

Delaware's governor says he appreciates that beachgoers obeyed an evacuation warning before Hurricane Irene hit, but now he wants them back for the Labor Day weekend.

Tuesday - 08/30/2011, 02:06pm EDT

Smokies get bump in visitors from Hurricane Irene

The Smoky Mountain tourist area has received an unexpected boost from Hurricane Irene as summer-end travelers move away from the storm-battered coast.

Tuesday - 08/30/2011, 02:06pm EDT

U.S. tests 6 rivers for harm caused by Irene

Federal officials are sampling water from six rivers along the East Coast to see if the hurricane that became a tropical storm drew harmful substances from sewage into the rivers.

Tuesday - 08/30/2011, 02:05pm EDT

Cabinet officials tour states affected by Irene

Obama administration officials are traveling to North Carolina, Virginia, New Jersey, Connecticut and Vermont to survey damage and recovery efforts following Hurricane Irene.

Tuesday - 08/30/2011, 02:03pm EDT

Contacts for top homeowners insurance companies

There are dozens of insurance companies that provide homeowners coverage in the East Coast states that were hit by Hurricane Irene over the weekend, but a handful dominate the industry. In particular, State Farm has the highest number of policyholders in North and South Carolina, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Virginia, according to the Insurance Information Institute, a trade group.

Tuesday - 08/30/2011, 02:02pm EDT

Hurricane-related flood damage? Few homes covered

Hurricane Irene is providing a painful reminder that the vast majority of homeowners insurance policies do not cover damage from flooding.

Tuesday - 08/30/2011, 01:58pm EDT

The lights may stay out for some until Friday

Hundreds of thousands of homes are still without power after Hurricane Irene smashed into the Mid-Atlantic over the weekend, and some might not see the lights turn on again until Friday.

Tuesday - 08/30/2011, 01:32pm EDT

Will your insurance company pay to remove a tree?

With so much tree damage from Hurricane Irene, there's a good chance you or somebody you know will have to file an insurance claim. But will your insurance company pay to remove a tree, and who pays for the damage if your neighbors tree fell into your yard?

Tuesday - 08/30/2011, 12:59pm EDT

Irene: What to expect if filing homeowner's claim

If it wasn't the wind and the rain, it was the rising water that damaged countless homes from North Carolina to Vermont.

Tuesday - 08/30/2011, 12:19pm EDT

Democrats, Republicans spar over disaster aid

Martin Kady, congressional editor for POLITICO

Tuesday - 08/30/2011, 10:39am EDT


65 percent of BGE customers have power back

Rob Gould, spokesman for BGE

Tuesday - 08/30/2011, 10:35am EDT


'Making progress' but still have a ways to go after hurricane

Tom Graham, PEPCO president

Tuesday - 08/30/2011, 10:32am EDT


There could be a fight in Congress over Irene aid

Martin Kady, Congressional Editor, Politico

Tuesday - 08/30/2011, 09:47am EDT


Tourism dilemma: Irene's gone but summer's not

If you fix it, they will come.

Tuesday - 08/30/2011, 09:16am EDT

Pepco crews working to return power by Friday

Thomas Grahan, President, Pepco region

Tuesday - 08/30/2011, 08:41am EDT


Some BGE customers may not get power back until Saturday

Rob Gould, BGE spokesman

Tuesday - 08/30/2011, 08:37am EDT


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