blizzard 2016

March 10, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Councilmember Elrich on Winter Storm 311 Call Center Response: “Epic Fail” (VIDEO)

More than a month after the historic winter storm that buried Montgomery County, the County Council held a snow briefing on March 8. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Councilmember Marc Elrich says that the County’s Snow Map and 311 Call Center need improvement. County officials also talk about plans of moving the 311 Call Center […]

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March 9, 2016 | Willie James Inman

Executive Leggett Pleased that Montgomery County Will Receive Federal Funds for Snow Cleanup (VIDEO)

Montgomery County received a record amount of snow during the January blizzard. Members of the County Council have said that the clean up cost nearly $1 million per inch of snow. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, County Executive Ike Leggett discusses what the federal aid would mean for the County.

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March 9, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Local and State Officials Highlight Areas of Improvement at County Council Snow Storm Briefing (VIDEOS)

It’s has been more than a month since the historic winter storm buried Montgomery County in snow and on Tuesday, March 8, the County Council held a briefing with state and local officials to review storm response efforts. Officials estimated that the County spent approximately $40 million on snow removal, or $1 million per inch of snow. […]

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March 8, 2016 | Willie James Inman

Montgomery County to Receive Federal Funds for January Winter Storm

Montgomery County will receive funds from the federal government after the January 2016 blizzard. The aid is part of a major disaster declaration signed by President Barack Obama. Montgomery County, along with other communities in the state of Maryland, will receive the aid after Governor Larry Hogan sent a formal request for federal aid to […]

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February 16, 2016 | Staff Writer

Georgian Forest Elementary School Celebrates Snow Day Together (VIDEO)

The Georgian Forest Elementary School recently used a snow day as an opportunity to bring the Silver Spring community together. MCPS-TV reports. Visit our PEG partner MCPS-TV to view more of its local programming.

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February 3, 2016 | Willie James Inman

Senior Villages Help Residents “Age in Place” (VIDEO)

Montgomery County is home to a growing number of senior villages that present opportunities to connect with neighbors. Villages are local volunteer-led grassroots organizations that help seniors gain access to services and information they need to live independently. MyMCMedia’s Willie James Inman met with local village leaders and members and filed this report. To learn more about villages […]

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February 3, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Hospitals Report Busy Emergency Rooms in Days Following Blizzard

Hospitals saw an increase in patients seeking health care in the days following the Blizzard of 2016. “Adventist Healthcare emergency departments were very busy with hundreds of patient visits for several days after the snowstorm,” said Shanna Muschik, Adventist Healthcare’s marketing manager. According to Muschik, Shady Grove Medical Center saw close to 200 patients on […]

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January 29, 2016 | Sonya Burke, Maureen Chowdhury and Willie James Inman

MoCo Snow Blog: Blizzard 2016

This is your source for the latest blizzard news from across Montgomery County. For more snow news, visit our MoCo Snow page. We hope you will contribute your updates and photos for this blog as well. You can email photos to pix@mymcmedia or Tweet images and updates @MyMCMedia, #MoCo #Snow. You can also follow us […]

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January 29, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Meet the “MoCo Snow” Guy (VIDEO)

Alex Tsironis is the founder of the “MoCo Snow” blog, a site that aggregates weather predictions, and a place where students can gauge if winter conditions will cause school closings or delays in Montgomery County. MyMCMedia’s Maureen Chowdhury reports.

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January 29, 2016 | Willie James Inman

Capital Bikeshare Starts Limited Service in Montgomery County After Blizzard

After record snow falls across the region forced many commuter services to close, daily commutes are starting to return to normal. Bike riders in Montgomery County can now return to the streets once again. Capital Bikeshare announced on Wednesday that it would start to re-open bike stations in Montgomery County. Stations in the County will […]

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