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The town of Ellicott City, Maryland, about 14 miles from Baltimore faces a huge recovery after massive flooding over the weekend. They got 6 and a half inches of rain Saturday; most of it in a two hour period. Two people lost their lives. In one amazing story, several people formed a human chain to rescue a woman caught in her car.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an unprecedented travel warning yesterday, advising pregnant women and their partners not to travel to a small community just north of downtown Miami, where Zika is actively circulating. This is the first time the CDC has warned people not to travel to an American neighborhood for fear of catching an infectious disease. The warning came after 10 additional people in Florida were found to have been infected with Zika virus after being bitten by local mosquitoes.
A Hero dog saves stricken owner by smashing window –– Police are crediting a dog with helping to save the life of its owner, a woman who suffered a medical emergency and lay unconscious inside the home for several days. Two women were walking near the home shortly before 8 p.m. Friday when they heard glass break and a dog barking loudly. The woman remains in the intensive care unit of a local hospital.
They are still trying to piece together what happened with the hot air balloon crash over the weekend. Investigators with the NTSB now believe the pilot was trying to land the balloon when it crashed. They also said the balloon’s safety inspections were up to date.
The Blue Angels are in Seattle! The U.S. Navy Blue Angels roared across the city yesterday, ahead of their annual performance over Lake Washington this weekend. Catch a Blue Angels practice show Thursday, or keep your eyes to the sky Friday-Sunday starting at 1:30 p.m.
A photographer in Edmonds captured video of a Fin Whale in Puget Sound. It’s only the third sighting of the endangered species in inland waters of Washington since 1930.