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May 26, 2015 | Sonya Burke

National Hurricane Preparedness Week

The National Weather Service has designated this week as National Hurricane Preparedness Week leading up to the June start of the summer storm and hurricane season. The Atlantic Hurricane season lasts from June to November. The Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (OEMHS) joins the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and the […]

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April 27, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Governor Hogan Declares State of Emergency, Activates National Guard

Governor Larry Hogan today, at the request of Baltimore City, has signed an Executive Order declaring a state of emergency and activating the National Guard to address the growing violence and unrest in Baltimore City. The governor, along with Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford and National Guard Adjutant General Linda Singh, are scheduled to hold a […]

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March 13, 2015 | Staff Writer

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Ride On Tests Turn Warning System

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation’s (MCDOT) Ride On bus system is testing a turn warning alert that notifies pedestrians of a turning vehicle. When a bus operator turns the steering wheel 45 degrees in either direction, an audible warning is heard outside of the bus in the direction of the turn announcing that the […]

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February 16, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Feb. 16, in Montgomery County

It’s Presidents Day. Here are five things to know today, Feb. 16, in Montgomery County: 1. Prepare for more snow. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Montgomery County from 6 p.m. tonight thru Tuesday at noon. 2.  An ambulance crew struck by a vehicle early Sunday morning while responding to […]

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October 20, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Street Beat: Crews to Close Beltway Lanes Nightly on I-495 in Silver Spring for Bridge Work

The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) is advising motorists who travel in Silver Spring on MD 193 (University Boulevard) or I-495 (Capital Beltway) of upcoming lane closures that may impact overnight travel this week. Beginning Wednesday (Oct. 22) night at 9 p.m. (weather permitting), SHA crews are scheduled to close one or two lanes of […]

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September 30, 2014 | Krista Brick

Maryland State Police Denies Hoggle Request for Amber Alert (VIDEO)

The Maryland State Police Superintendent Marcus L. Brown responded to the Hoggle family’s request for an Amber Alert in the case of their missing toddlers Tuesday, saying the alert was not applicable in this case. You can read the full letter here. Sarah, 3 and Jacob, 2 have been missing since early September. Their mother, […]

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September 2, 2014 | Staff Writer

Strong Storms Sweep Across MoCo (PHOTOS)

UPDATED 9.3.14 6:45 a.m. Power has been restored to all but five Pepco customers in Montgomery County, according to online outage maps. UPDATED 9.2.14 Strong storms knocked down trees and caused power outages across Montgomery County on Sept. 2. According to Pepco online outage maps, there were 3,200 customers in Montgomery County without power at […]

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June 12, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Busy Night for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue

It was a busy night for Montgomery County fire and rescue units who responded to dozens of calls following the strong storms that swept through our area on June 11. Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said firefighters believe at least three house fires were started by lightning. Piringer said one of the fires ignited […]

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June 10, 2014 | Sonya Burke

NWS Issues Flash Flood Watch for Montgomery County

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Montgomery County from now until 2 a.m. on June 11. According to the NWS, thunderstorms that form during this period will be capable of producing flooding rains. Residents should expect extremely heavy rain that will flood low lying areas and streets with slow drainage. […]

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May 16, 2014 | Staff Writer

Road Closures in Montgomery County

Rainfall in Montgomery County has flooded several roadways in Montgomery County. The following roads are closed as of 9:10 a.m. on May 16: Barnesville Road from 16100 to 16700 blocks Berryville Road from 14000 to 14400 blocks Blunt Road at the 20900 block Brighton Dam Road at the 1900 block Brink Road at the 9900 […]

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