Emergency Management and Homeland Security

August 21, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

County, MCPS Discussing SAT Location Options Amid Pandemic

This year, SAT testing could look a little different compared to previous years due to the COVID-19 health crisis. The county continues to work with Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) to develop possible locations for student learning efforts, including SATs. Dr. Earl Stoddard, Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management Director, says there may be opportunities for […]

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April 15, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Wind Advisory Issued Monday

The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a Wind Advisory for Montgomery County and surrounding areas until 8 p.m. on Monday. According to NWS, winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph are expected. Strong winds may blow down limbs, trees, and power lines. A Wind Advisory has been issued for portions […]

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February 25, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Wind Advisory Alert Issued Monday

A wind advisory alert has been issued in Montgomery County until 6 p.m. on Monday. Montgomery County’s Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security said to “[e]xpect sustained winds of 30 – 40 mph, with gusts over 60 mph.” These winds have been causing some people to lose power. the Office of Emergency Management and […]

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December 10, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Hypothermia Alert Issued Through Tuesday Afternoon

Montgomery County issued a Hypothermia Alert through Tuesday until 11 a.m. Montgomery County has activated the Extreme Cold Plan for a Hypothermia Alert from 5:00 pm Mon, 12/10 to 11:00 am Tues, 12/11.Expect the wind chill to be below 32°.Wear layers if you go outside.Take extra precautions if you spend significant time outdoors: https://t.co/jMV4anGEFq pic.twitter.com/U8bQRGLsWp […]

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November 13, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

County Issues Hypothermia Alert Through Wednesday Afternoon

Montgomery County activated the Extreme Cold Plan for a Hypothermia Alert through Wednesday at noon. Hypothermia Alerts are issued when the wind chill drops below 32 degrees. Be sure to wear layers and warm clothing during this time. County residents should be cognizant of children, senior citizens, animals, and homeless individuals during the cold weather. The […]

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October 2, 2016 | Staff Writer

County Council Receives Briefing on Silver Spring Apartment Explosion (VIDEO)

On August 10th, an explosion ripped through the Flower Branch apartment complex in Silver Spring resulting in dozens of injuries and seven deaths. The Montgomery County Council recently received an overview of the incident. CCM’s Susan Kenedy reports. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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May 30, 2015 | Staff Writer

County First in State to Receive EMAP Accreditation (VIDEO & PHOTO)

County Executive Ike Leggett took part in the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP) ceremony for the County’s Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (OEMHS) on Friday. With the successful completion of the process, Montgomery becomes the first county in the state of Maryland to receive this official accreditation. Nationally, it is the 22nd local […]

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