Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 4, in Montgomery County

It’s Tuesday, Aug. 4, and today the U.S. Coast Guard celebrates its 230th birthday. You can celebrate its birthday by celebrating National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, which also is today. Here are five other things worth knowing in Montgomery County.

1. Council in Session:  Today is the last time Montgomery County Council meets before it breaks for recess through Sept. 11. Here’s a look at the numerous public hearings scheduled for September, here is the list at this time. And here’s a look at the meeting’s agenda, which starts at 9:30 a.m.

2. Tropical Storm Watch:  A Flash Flood Watch is still in effect for the county due to Tropical Storm Isaias. MyMCMedia spoke to Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management Director Dr. Earl Stoddard about how the county could be affected by Isaias.

County Braces For Potential Flooding As Tropical Storm Approaches

3. Silver Spring Meeting: Montgomery Planning is holding the third of three virtual listening sessions tonight at 5:30 p.m. The planners are in the first phase of work on the Silver Spring Downtown and Adjacent Communities Plan.

Silver Spring Residents, Business Owners Invited To Guide Downtown Future Plans

4. MCPS Meal Service Canceled Today: Montgomery County Public Schools have canceled its meal services today because of emergency weather conditions.

MCPS Cancels Meal Service Tuesday Due to Emergency Weather Conditions

5. ICYMI: Gov. Larry Hogan overturned the Montgomery County directive to keep private schools closed. Here’s more:

Gayles, Elrich React to Hogan Overturning Directive to Keep Private Schools Closed

And one more thing… Five-time Olympic gold medal winning swimmer Katie Ledecky of Bethesda swam an entire length of a pool with a glass of milk on her head:

And as a reminder to our loyal readers…Find the latest coronavirus news updates in Montgomery County here.

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