emergency management

September 3, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Sept. 3 in Montgomery County

It’s Tuesday, Sept. 3, and summer vacation is officially over. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Back to School: Montgomery County Public Schools are back in session! Commuting might take a bit longer today. 2. Indoor Pools Back Open: After being closed for maintenance for two weeks, Germantown Indoor Swim Center and […]

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May 8, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for May 8 in Montgomery County

It’s Wednesday, May 8. Today is known as Victory in Europe Day, or V-E Day. V-E Day marks 74 years since the Holocaust ended. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. National Bike to School Day: It’s National Bike to School Day. Children should wear a helmet, follow traffic signs, and enjoy a […]

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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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February 11, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Winter Weather Advisory, Hypothermia Alert Issued in Montgomery County

Update, Feb. 12, 10:15 a.m.: The winter weather advisory has been extended until Tuesday at 1 p.m. Expect accumulation of up to 0.25 inches of freezing rain. Be careful of downed trees, branches, and “live” wires. Winter Storm Warning has been issued for Up-County, Winter Weather Advisory for Down-County until 1:00 pm, Tues 2/12. Expect up […]

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August 11, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

How to Help Residents Affected by Silver Spring Apartment Complex Explosion (VIDEO)

Montgomery County is working with nonprofits to assist residents who have been displaced after the tragic explosion that happened at the Flower Branch apartment complex in Silver Spring. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Montgomery County Spokesperson Mary Anderson talks about how residents can help by donating to local nonprofit groups. Anderson said that approximately 90 […]

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August 11, 2016 | Staff Writer

Explosion at Apartment Complex in Silver Spring (PHOTOS)

A search and rescue effort is underway at an apartment complex in Silver Spring following an overnight explosion and fire. It happened shortly before midnight in the 8600 block of Piney Branch Road. Over 100 firefighters were called to the scene of the three alarm fire. Firefighters said some occupants were trapped on the second […]

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February 8, 2016 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: Council Postpones Session to Discuss Snow Operations (VIDEO)

UPDATE Feb. 8  The special session scheduled for Feb. 9th has been postponed until March due to winter storm expected Feb. 8. The Montgomery County Council has scheduled a special session on snow operations on Feb. 9th to discuss snow operations following the Blizzard of 2016. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports.

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January 23, 2016 | Staff Writer

Partial Roof Collapse at Gaithersburg Condo Building (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County firefighters responded to a partial roof collapse at the Potomac Oaks Condominiums in Gaithersburg on Saturday morning. It happened at 766 Quince Orchard Boulevard at the condominium building’s boiler and utility room. Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said there were no injuries but over 200 residents were left without any heat. MoCo […]

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