Regional Recap, October 1, 2010

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Heavy Rain Pounds MD, Sets Records. Maryland has gone from parched to pounded, as areas in need of rain just days ago received several inches in one day.Now, it’s cleanup time for many.11 Insta-Weather PLUS Meteorologist John Collins said that about 6 inches of rain fell Thursday at BWI Airport. About 4 to 7 inches fell across much of the WBAL-TV 11 News viewing area, with parts of Calvert and St. Mary’s counties seeing up to 10 inches.The BWI rain figure shattered the daily record of 1.6 inches, set in 1920. Annapolis officials said Friday morning that, since an evacuation of a home near the Waterworks Park dam before 3 a.m., the water level had fallen and residents were allowed to return. A portion of Route 450, which had been closed, has been reopened.

Sinkholes Close Area Roads. Baltimore County crews on Friday repaired a 3-foot by 5-foot sinkhole on Belair Road at Old Forge Road. A sinkhole also closed part of Gambrills Road in Severn.The problems occurred after Thursday’s storm dumped several inches of rain on Maryland.The Severn sinkhole could affect traffic for several days.In Fells Point, Thames and other nearby streets earlier closed are reopened, according to a fire official.

1 Killed, 1 Injured In Annapolis Stabbing. One man was killed in Annapolis Wednesday night after he and another man got into a fight, police said.Annapolis police officers were called to the 400 block of Fourth Street after getting reports of a stabbing shortly after 11 p.m.Police said they found two men with stab wounds to their upper torsos.One of the men, identified as Delbert Ray Townsend Jr., 54, of St. Leonard, was pronounced dead at the scene. The other man, Charles Heyleck IV, 35, of Annapolis, was taken to Shock Trauma and is currently in stable condition, police said.

EPA: $491M In 2011 Chesapeake Bay Restoration Funding. The first of what federal officials say will be annual action plans for implementing a Chesapeake Bay restoration strategy was released Thursday, calling for $491 million in funding and projects ranging from cutting farm and suburban runoff to rebuilding oyster reefs. The Environmental Protection Agency announced the plan in response to an executive order last year by President Barack Obama, putting the federal government at the helm of a previously state-led effort.

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