Beginning with the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season, the National Hurricane Center is changing the definition of a Hurricane in response to Hurricane Sandy's impacts on the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast last year.
Discussion is circulating at the National Hurricane Conference this week about potential changes to the technical definition of a Hurricane Warning after what Sandy did to the Eastern United States just over a month ago
Fifth grade students have gathered items including clothing, canned goods, and blankets.
It wasn't your average moving day in Winchester on Thursday. One moving company spent the day packing supplies to send to Hurricane Sandy victims.
Power crews from North Carolina, Indiana, and Georgia are in Maryland and West Virginia today helping to get the lights back on to nearly 35,000 homes affected by Hurricane Sandy.
Park N Dine Waitress and Cashier, Soleil Babington, says, "Everyone that's come in has been out of power except a couple customers. I didn't think we were going to be busy, but we've been very busy all day."
Flooding continues in Frederick County, MD where two boys had to be rescued by crews, and the Monocacy River continues to rise.
Emergency Services requests residents to stay away from the flooded areas.
The worst is over today with rain and wind dying down this afternoon.
The Office of Emergency services is advising everyone along the Opequon Creek to evacuate the area.
Red Cross Volunteer Mark Rose says, "We're providing a warm place. We're providing snack foods as well as meals and we're supplying cots for people to spend the night in blankets."
Public safety officials are working tirelessly to get the latest updates on Hurricane Sandy.
Emergency services met with local and state officials to discuss final plans, from coordinating shelters to increasing emergency services personnel, with the focus on areas prone to excessive flooding.
The National Weather Service is calling Hurricane Sandy historic. Stay up-to-date with what you should be doing now to stay safe.
A local historic park has been well-known for having high water levels in the past from hurricanes, leaving many lives lost.
Use these helpful links to monitor and stay ahead of the storm:
The National Weather Service has upgraded the High Wind Watch to a High Wind Warning for the area. Winter Storm Watches and Flood Watches continue for the area...
The National Weather Service has issued Flood Watches and High Wind Watches in advance of Hurricane Sandy making landfall.
With Hurricane Sandy expected to arrive Sunday night, the Hagerstown community is prepared for what's to come.
Governor Tom Corbett of Pennsylvania has issued a State of Emergency Declaration, and join Maryland and Virginia and other states in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast preparing for Hurricane Sandy.
In advance of Hurricane Sandy heading towards the Mid-Atlantic Region, a State of Emergency has been declared for Maryland and Virginia.
As Hurricane Sandy sets her sights on the Mid-Atlatnic region, including the Four State Region, residents are urged to prepare for the impacts she may bring including high winds, heavy rainfall, and potentially mountain snowfall.