May 14, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Cicada Invasion Could Lead to Increase in Rat Population

With cicadas may come rats, Montgomery County health officials caution residents. Officials urge residents to take measures to stop an increase in the rat population as Brood X cicadas emerge, after health inspectors noticed a large increase in rat complaints during the last invasion 17 years ago. In June 2004, during the last Brood X […]

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April 10, 2020 | Josalyn Perez

National Weather Service Issues Wind Advisory For Montgomery County

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a wind advisory for Montgomery County until 6 p.m. today. According to the NWS, winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph are expected. Gusty winds may blow around unsecured objects, tree limbs and a few power outages may result. The Wind Advisory has […]

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August 2, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Flooding in Rock Creek Regional Park, Hikers Urged to Use Caution (PHOTOS)

Montgomery Parks officials are warning hikers at Rock Creek Regional Park to use caution because some trails and pedestrian bridges are still flooded following last week’s heavy rains. The banks of Lake Needwood were overflowing with water on Monday afternoon and a couple of park visitors told MyMCMedia they had never seen the lake water […]

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July 13, 2015 | Staff Writer

County Cautions Residents About Lyme Disease

Summer is in full swing and Montgomery County health officials are urging residents to learn about Lyme disease and how to protect themselves when they are outdoors. “As residents begin to spend more time outdoors–whether at parks and trails, sports events, or enjoying their own backyard–we want to be sure they protect themselves from tick […]

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February 10, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Icy Conditions: Commuters Urged to Use Caution

The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) is reminding travelers to use caution this morning. Whether traveling by foot or in vehicles, slick conditions are possible from Monday’s night mix of sleet and freezing rain. SHA crews were deployed overnight and will continue storm operations through the morning rush hour. “SHA asks motorists […]

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December 26, 2014 | Staff Writer

Fireplace Safety Reminders (VIDEO)

Montgomery County firefighters have responded to several reports of chimney fires in recent weeks. In this report, Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer provides some safety tips including how to dispose of your fireplace’s ashes. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming. Related:

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November 21, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Rash of Chimney Fires in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer reports a rash of chimney fires this past weekend in Montgomery County. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Piringer reminds residents to check and clean their fireplaces this fall and winter. Take a look: U/D Midsummer Dr, chimney fire w/ possible extension, fire under control — Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) November […]

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July 26, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Lake Needwood Warning

Montgomery Parks officials are asking residents to use caution when recreating on or near Lake Needwood. Testing has shown there are elevated levels of microcystin, a toxic substance produced by some species of blue-green algae (cyanobacteria), in the 75-acre lake. Microcystin, hepatoxin, can cause harm to the liver of humans and pets. Of particular concern […]

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