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February 4, 2021 | Grace Kpetemey

Maryland Department of Transportation Warns of Online Scam

The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) have been notified of an online scam as recent as Tuesday. MDOT has warned individuals to ignore any text messages received from “Maryland-MDot Urgent” addressing “MDot customer” with a link. If you have received a text from “Maryland-MDot Urgent” addressing “MDot customer” with a link, please ignore the text. […]

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January 25, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Neighbor Rescues Grandparents, Grandchildren from Fire in Rockville

A man rescued his neighbors from a heavy fire around 11:20 p.m. Saturday in Rockville, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue officials said. A couple saw flames coming from their neighbors’ home on Sterling Terrace, said spokesperson Pete Piringer. George Totoreanu ran to help while his fiancée called 911. Inside the home were two grandparents and […]

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December 14, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

County Issues Hypothermia Alert Until 2 p.m. Tuesday

Montgomery County issued a Hypothermia Alert from 9 a.m. Monday until 2 p.m. Tuesday. The county issues the alert when temperature and/or wind chill is forecasted to go below 32 degrees Fahrenheit. County Emergency Management and Homeland Security tells residents to expect wind chills below 32 degrees. Montgomery County has activated the Extreme Cold Plan […]

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November 25, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Marylanders Will Receive Emergency Alert on Cell Phones Wednesday at 5 p.m.

At around 5 p.m. Wednesday, Marylanders will receive a statewide emergency alert on their cell phones— only the second time the tool has been used by Gov. Larry Hogan’s administration. The governor’s administration first used the alert on March 31 to inform residents about the state’s new COVID-19 Stay at Home directive, according to a […]

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September 4, 2018 | Staff Writer

National Weather Service Issues Heat Advisory for Tuesday

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Heat Advisory for Montgomery County, effective from noon until 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 4. Temperatures are predicted to be in the mid-90’s, and it will feel even hotter. Heat values may reach up to 105 degrees, according to the NWS. A Heat Advisory means that a period […]

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July 1, 2018 | Staff Writer

National Weather Service Issues Heat Advisory

The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for Montgomery County, effective from noon until 8 p.m. Monday. Temperatures are predicted to be in the mid- to upper-90’s, and it will feel even hotter. Heat values may reach up to 105 degrees, according to the NWS. A Heat Advisory means that a period of […]

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May 31, 2018 | Staff Writer

Summer Weather Tips: Preparing for Severe Storms and Hurricanes

Atlantic Hurricane Season Starts June 1, 2018 Did you know that Friday marks the official start of the summer storm and hurricane season? The Atlantic Hurricane season lasts from June 1 to November 30. The Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (OEMHS) joins the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and the National Weather […]

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July 21, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Heat Wave Continues in Montgomery County, Heat Advisory Issued

UPDATED Today is going to be another hot one. The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for Montgomery County, effective from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Friday. Temperatures are predicted to be in the mid-90’s, and it will feel even hotter. Heat values may reach up to 107 degrees, according to the NWS. […]

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May 2, 2017 | Sonya Burke

MCASAC Shares Dog Story on Social Media in Hopes of Finding Owner

The Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center is turning to social media to get the word out about a female dog that was found in the Lockwood Drive area of Silver Spring on Sunday. Katherine Zenzano, a spokesperson for MCASAC, said some passersby walking in the 11000 block of Lockwood Drive found the dog and […]

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September 29, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Flash Flood Watch Issued for Montgomery County

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Montgomery County effective late Wednesday night thru Friday morning. According to the NWS, widespread rainfall amounts of 3 to 5 inches are expected and the potential exists for flash flooding of small streams, creeks and urban areas. FLASH FLOOD WATCH for MoCo beginning 6 […]

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