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Governor Hogan Rescinds State of Emergency in Montgomery County

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has signed an Executive Order rescinding the state of emergency in eight Maryland counties: Garrett, Allegany, Washington, Frederick, Carroll, Montgomery, Howard, and Prince George’s. Based on the current weather projections and recommendations from the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), the remaining 15 Maryland counties and Baltimore City will remain under the state of emergency until further notice. This allows the state to efficiently coordinate resources between jurisdictions to support response operations.

Yesterday, Governor Hogan signed an Executive Order declaring a state of emergency in Maryland in anticipation of heavy rains, potential flooding, and the possibility that Hurricane Joaquin may affect Maryland.

“With the storm moving away from our coasts, we are directing state resources to the counties and areas with the highest potential to need assistance,” said Governor Hogan. “However, the majority of the state still remains under a state of emergency and rain and wind gusts could cause power outages and flooding in low-lying areas. We continue to encourage Marylanders to use common sense and look after family members and neighbors who might need help during this time.”

Residents can go to MEMA’s website, mema.maryland.gov, for more flooding and hurricane preparedness information and can follow MEMA’s Twitter feed, @MDMEMA, and Facebook page, www.facebook.com/MDMEMA, for up-to-date information.

To report power outages, and find additional emergency contact information, visit http://mema.maryland.gov/Pages/PowerOutages.aspx.

SHA Tip: During Heavy Rain Storms, Turn Around-Don't Drown

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There is a Flash Flood Watch for Montgomery County from now through 8 p.m. on Saturday evening, and officials from the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (SHA) ask drivers to “Turn Around-Don’t Drown” during heavy rain storms. SHA crews are preparing for heavy rainfall by stocking high water and road closure signs, cones, generators and […]

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Governor Hogan Rescinds State of Emergency in Montgomery County

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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has signed an Executive Order rescinding the state of emergency in eight Maryland counties: Garrett, Allegany, Washington, Frederick, Carroll, Montgomery, Howard, and Prince George’s. Based on the current weather projections and recommendations from the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), the remaining 15 Maryland counties and Baltimore City will remain under the […]

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Gaithersburg Delays and Closings, Weekend Weather Impacts Activities

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While residents prepare for heavy rains over the weekend, Gaithersburg officials are updating residents about delays and closings. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Montgomery County from now through 8 p.m. on Saturday evening. According to a news release, city officials urge everyone to register for Alert Gaithersburg, an […]

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National Weather Services Issues Flash Flood Watch for Montgomery County

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The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Montgomery County from now through 8 p.m. on Saturday evening. According to the Watch, rain will increase in intensity across the area Friday and into Saturday. Widespread rain totals of two to four inches are expected with locally higher amounts. Heavy rain could […]

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Governor Hogan Declares State of Emergency in Maryland

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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has signed an Executive Order declaring a state of emergency in Maryland in anticipation of heavy rains, potential flooding, and the possibility that Hurricane Joaquin may impact Maryland. “While the path of Hurricane Joaquin remains uncertain, taking proactive measures is the first step in preparing for extreme weather and will ensure […]

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County Advises Residents to Prepare for Heavy Rains and Flooding

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Montgomery County officials are advising residents to prepare for heavy rains and possible flooding beginning tomorrow. Here are some tips to help you prepare and some information about the dangers of flooding: In Anticipation of Flooding: • If possible, clear storm drains of leaves and debris and check gutters. • If your basement is prone […]

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Sonya Burke

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Sonya Burke is the Multimedia Manager at Montgomery Community Media (MCM). You can email story ideas at sburke@mymcmedia.org or reach her on Twitter @SonyaNBurke.

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