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NEWS
August 10, 2012
A storm that lasted several hours and dropped nearly 2 inches of rain on Friday kept rescue workers busy with downed tree branches, inoperable streetlights and a water rescue on Burhans Boulevard in Hagerstown. Hagerstown police were called to help a motorist who was stranded in a vehicle that stalled in high water under the bridge on Burhans Boulevard near Elgin Boulevard, but when authorities arrived, the motorist already had been rescued, a Washington County Emergency Services supervisor said Friday night.
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NEWS
by SCOTT BUTKI | December 12, 2002
scottb@herald-mail.com TRI-STATE - Wednesday's freezing rain and slush knocked out power to more than 10,000 homes in the Tri-State area and kept road crews busy Wednesday but officials said trees and limbs downed by the weight of the ice caused more problems than slick road surfaces. The storm glazed roads and sparked public schools and businesses to close across the Tri-State area. Washington County Public Schools had not made an announcement about whether schools would be open today or on a delay.
NEWS
December 29, 2012
Washington County Emergency Services and law enforcement officials said no major traffic problems were reported Saturday as a result of a storm that dropped a little more than 2 inches of snow. The Hagerstown Police Department and Maryland State Police said the city's and county's roadways remained relatively calm Saturday. “It was a very peaceful day,” a Washington County Emergency Services supervisor said. Hagerstown received 2.2 inches of snow, according to i4weather.net, a website maintained by local weather observer Greg Keefer.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | June 6, 2008
CHARLES TOWN, W.VA. -- Four cattle were killed during Wednesday's torrential storm in Jefferson County when a barn along Kabletown Road collapsed on the animals, according to the county's emergency manager. The owner of the cattle put the animals in the barn to protect them from flying debris in the storm, Barbara Miller said. When the barn collapsed, three pregnant cows and a young bull were killed, Miller said. Two other pregnant cows that were injured had to be euthanized and two other injured cows were still being assessed, Miller said.
NEWS
August 27, 1998
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - About 70 patients from a Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Hampton, Va., were moved to the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg Wednesday night to be sure they were safe from Hurricane Bonnie. The patients were moved as a precautionary measure, said Doris Griffin, spokeswoman for the local VA hospital. It was not known how the VA hospital in Hampton fared in the storm. It is not known how long the patients, who were brought here by bus, will stay at the local hospital, said Griffin.
BREAKINGNEWS
By KATE S. ALEXANDER | kate.alexander@herald-mail.com | July 23, 2011
A weather system scorching the Northeast with triple-digit temperatures brought another fury to Washington County Friday, unleashing a severe afternoon thunderstorm that toppled trees and a stadium light pole, and knocked out power to more than 7,000 customers. Blistering 101-degree temperatures fell to a mild 75 degrees in little more than an hour, as nearly a half inch of rain peltedHagerstown, according to Hagerstown Weather Watcher Greg Keefer's website i4weather.net . "Not a good time," a Washington County 911 dispatcher said at about 3:45 p.m., just after the storm had passed.
NEWS
by ERIN CUNNINGHAM | February 26, 2007
WASHINGTON COUNTY - Keith and Kim Long started shoveling Sunday afternoon just after the heavy snow stopped falling. With more than 3 inches of accumulation it was the largest snowfall of the season, according to i4weather.net, a Web site maintained by local weather observer Greg Keefer. The Longs didn't mind, they said. The snow was light and not coated in a thick layer of ice like it was after a storm nearly two weeks ago that resulted in about 3 inches of ice and snow.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | April 14, 2007
TRI-STATE-The Tri-State area probably won't bear the brunt of a winter storm this weekend, said Dave Houk, an AccuWeather meteorologist. Snow from Sunday's storm likely will fall north into the mountains and northeastern Pennsylvania, where temperatures are expected to be colder, Houk said. "I think the major threat (in the Tri-State area) is wind and rain. " he said. AccuWeather predicts that rain will begin today in the Tri-State area and last until Sunday night. Temperatures could reach 54 degrees today and dip to a low of 40, according to AccuWeather.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | June 9, 2007
Hundreds of people outlasted a lightning storm Friday night for a chance to take on one of the nation's top killers - cancer. A soaking rain forced Relay for Life participants to huddle in their vehicles at Hagerstown's Fairgrounds Park for at least an hour. But when the storm let up, volunteers and participants emerged and began catching up on the many hours of activities that lay ahead. Relay for Life, held in communities around the world, is an overnight walk to raise money for cancer research.
NEWS
by MARLO BARNHART and SCOTT BUTKI | June 6, 2002
marlob@herald-mail.com scottb@herald-mail.com A fierce 10-minute hailstorm barreled through the Tri-State area late Wednesday afternoon, bringing down dozens of trees and power lines and sending a cement-block wall crashing onto a car in a downtown Hagerstown parking lot. No injuries were reported to authorities during the storm, which began shortly after 5 p.m. and ended less than 30 minutes later. About two-thirds of an inch of rain fell in portions of Washington County.
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