September 23, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

County Unveils Climate Action Plan

Montgomery County has a Climate Action Plan in place, and officials say it includes strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and climate-related risks to residents and the natural environment. According to NASA, the planet’s average surface temperature has risen significantly since the late 19th century, a change driven primarily by increased carbon dioxide emissions into the […]

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September 23, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Líderes Dicen que el Plan de Acción Climática del Condado Abordará las Inundaciones

El condado de Montgomery abordará el manejo de inundaciones y aguas pluviales como parte de su Plan de Acción Climática, dijeron los líderes durante una reunión virtual del concejo del condado, el martes. El concejal Evan Glass señaló que un joven perdió la vida a principios de este mes debido a las inundaciones. Melkin Daniel […]

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September 23, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Heavy Rainfall Causes Flooding, Road Closures; Driver Rescued in High Water

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for Montgomery County and surrounding jurisdictions on Thursday morning. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) officials say heavy rainfall has caused flooding in some areas. There are also reports of downed trees and wires. Residents are encouraged to use caution when driving on the roadways. […]

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September 22, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Leaders Say County’s Climate Action Plan Will Address Flooding

Montgomery County will address flooding and stormwater management as part of its Climate Action Plan, leaders said during a virtual county council meeting Tuesday. Councilmember Evan Glass noted a young man died early this month due to flooding. 19-year-old Melkin Daniel Parada Cedillo died at the Rock Creek Woods Apartments in Rockville. About 150 people were […]

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September 20, 2021 | Collin Riviello

What is Car Free Day?

On Wednesday, Sept. 22, the DMV area will be celebrating Car Free Day in an effort to promote greener modes of transportation and raise awareness about the impact of greenhouse gasses on the environment. This international event encourages people to consider walking, biking or using carpools to get around town for one day. Over 2,000 […]

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September 17, 2021 | Margaret Attridge

Montgomery County Celebrates Car Free Day with Prizes, Gift Cards

On Wednesday, September 22, Montgomery County residents and those who work in the Washington D.C. area have a chance to win prizes ranging from free t-shirts and gift cards to a monthly SmarTrip card and Samsung Galaxy Tablet for commuting to work car-free. Worldwise Car Free day focuses on decreasing traffic congestion and carbon emissions […]

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September 9, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

County Leaders Break Ground on New Electric Bus Project in Silver Spring

Montgomery County leaders broke ground on a new microgrid and charging infrastructure project that will enable 44 Ride On buses to transition from diesel power to electric. Eventually, the Brookville Bus Depot in Silver Spring will support 70 electric buses, leaders said during a press conference at the location Thursday. The project is expected to […]

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September 3, 2021 | Margaret Attridge

Montgomery County Set to Break Ground on Electric Bus Depot

The atmosphere will be electric on Thursday, Sept. 9 when Montgomery County breaks ground on a first-of-its-kind electric bus depot in Silver Spring. It is all part of making Montgomery County greener and bringing the county closer to the plan of net-zero emissions by the year 2035. The project was previously announced in May 2021 […]

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September 1, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Las Condiciones del Tiempo Causan Cancelaciones, Cierres y Retrasos en Montgomery

El condado de Montgomery se encuentra actualmente bajo una alerta de tornado emitida por el Servicio Meteorológico Nacional hasta las 7 p.m. Se espera que las inundaciones repentinas del huracán Ida sean tan graves que las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery cierren temprano el miércoles. Muchas escuelas privadas de la zona han seguido su […]

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September 1, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Wednesday Weather Cancelations, Closures, Delays in Montgomery County

Montgomery County is currently under a tornado watch issued by the National Weather Service until 7 p.m. The pending flash floods from Hurricane Ida are expected to be so severe that Montgomery County Public Schools closed early on Wednesday. Many private schools in the area have followed suit. Montgomery College also announced it is closing […]

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