Environment

April 19, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Tornado Watch Issued in Montgomery County Friday

Montgomery County is under a tornado watch until Saturday at midnight. 🌪️A Tornado Watch has been issued for Montgomery County until 12 AM 4/20/19. Be alert for rapidly changing weather conditions & be prepared to take shelter if a warning is issued. More info: https://t.co/AuLbvMN2KO pic.twitter.com/ecKY4A7wr2 — MC Emergency Mgmt (@ReadyMontgomery) April 19, 2019 Remember, […]

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April 16, 2019 | Staff Writer

MoCo’s Most Famous: FOX5’s Sue Palka Reflects on 33 Years in Montgomery County

Sue Palka has been FOX5’s chief weather forecaster for over 33 years. She talks about starting out as a teacher and an actress, the major changes in meteorology over the years and why she loves Montgomery County – on this episode of MoCo’s Most Famous with Joe Yasharoff. Available Now on MyMCMedia, Overcast, Apple Podcasts, […]

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April 14, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Tornado Watch Issued Through Monday Morning

Montgomery County is under a tornado watch until 3 a.m. Tuesday. The National Weather Service advises residents to “be alert for rapidly changing weather conditions and to take shelter if a warning is issued.” A Tornado Watch has been issued for Montgomery County until 3:00 AM tomorrow morning. Be alert for rapidly changing weather conditions […]

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April 2, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

Earth Month Events Across Montgomery County

This month marks the 49th anniversary of “Earth Month,” a global campaign that stresses the importance of protecting the planet’s air, land and water. Events are scheduled throughout the month for Montgomery County residents to learn about and take part in preserving the environment. “Learn About Organic Lawn Care” at the Rock Creek Conservancy Office […]

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February 27, 2019 | Sam Merrill

County Council Unanimously Confirms Two New Appointees

The Montgomery County Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to appoint a new Director of Procurement and an Assistant Chief Administrative Officer (ACAO). The council plans to interview and vote on the appointment of two more ACAO’s on Thursday. The new Director of Procurement, Ash Shetty, expressed in detail his plans to make the office more […]

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February 25, 2019 | Ashley Profitt

Elrich Ready to Take On Climate Emergency

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich is tackling climate change with one big step that can affect our local community. Elrich testified at the Economic Matters Committee hearing in Annapolis in support of a bill that would allow the state to adopt the Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program. Through the CCA, local governments can purchase clean and […]

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January 30, 2019 | Staff Writer

Department of Environmental Protection Storm Drain Art Contest Accepting Entries

The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is now accepting entries for the 2019 edition of the “Storm Drain Art Contest” that uses creative art to emphasize the connection between storm drains, streams and the Chesapeake Bay. The deadline to submit entries is 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22. In April, the art work of […]

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January 28, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Winter Weather Advisory in Effect Tuesday

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory Alert for Tuesday from 6 a.m.to 9 p.m. According to the alert, 2 to 4 inches of snow is expected Tuesday afternoon. Early in the day, there will be “light mixed precipitation […] before becoming all snow in the afternoon.” People should be careful driving […]

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January 28, 2019 | Michelle Queen

County Residents Can Get New LED Light Bulbs at Local Breweries. Wait, What?

Montgomery County residents have the opportunity to save money and energy by trading in old incandescent or compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs for free LED light bulbs thanks to a program by local breweries and the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Participants may bring as many bulbs as they have available to receive a […]

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January 24, 2019 | Michelle Queen

National Weather Service Issues Flood Warning for Portions of Montgomery County

The National Weather Service issued a flood warning until 8:30 p.m. for portions of Montgomery County. According to the warning, flooding has closed Brighton Dam Road. The NWS expects flooding to occur in Rock Creek Park between picnic areas 7 and 10. The locations that may experience flooding include Rockville, Bethesda, Olney, Aspen Hill, North Bethesda, […]

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