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Fairfax County voters overwhelmingly approved a $30 million bond issue to build a levee and a pumping station for the Huntington area, according to unofficial election results.
Addressing the District's flooding issue would be a massive undertaking that would require a major overhaul of the city's antiquated sewer and storm drainage system.
70-year-old George Umberger had work to do Tuesday evening as the Monocacy River neared its predicted crest of 21.5 feet.
Fairfax County has ordered Fenwick Drive and Arlington Terrace in the Huntington area to evacuate immediately.
WTOP's Kate Ryan visits the approach to Route 4 in Upper Marlboro, Prince George's County.
With thoughts of rising water at the forefront of many minds, checking basement sump pumps may help prepare homeowners to deal with flooded homes.
The Huntington neighborhood, near the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, has flooded three times in the last 10 years, damaging cars and homes.
Heavy rainfall has caused streets to flood in low- lying parts of Ocean City and downtown Salisbury.
A D.C. councilmember is calling for the establishment of a relief fund for victims of flooding in the Bloomingdale neighborhood over the weekend.
The Washington region could be facing more flooding of the Potomac River, Chesapeake Bay, even the National Mall in a few years. Residents could also expect longer periods of drought and more severe storms.
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