Emergency Preparedness

August 28, 2019 | Marian Merewitz

Senior Moment Update: Emergency Preparedness

This month’s Senior Moment Update is all about getting  you ready if there is an emergency. Take a moment to watch what Patrick Campbell, Senior Planning Manager for Mass Care Emergency Operations has to say.

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April 3, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

National Weather Service Encourages Taking a #SafePlaceSelfie

Whether you are at work, at home or on-the-go, extreme weather can strike at any time. The National Weather Service (NWS) encourages Americans to locate their safe places and share them on social media at 11:11 a.m. Wednesday, #SafePlaceSelfie Day. Knowing your “safe place” is a life-saving preparedness activity in the face of extreme weather, […]

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February 23, 2018 | Michelle Queen

County Report this Week

Anqoinette Crosby hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week with news and information for Montgomery County. On this episode, find reports on: County Council discusses small cell towers regulations; A zoning text amendment is introduced to raise the allowable production of solar energy on public properties; The Board of Elections seeks hiring bilingual […]

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September 19, 2017 | Staff Writer

Preparedness Fair Scheduled for Wednesday

September is National Preparedness Month, and Johns Hopkins University’s Montgomery County Campus is sponsoring a preparedness fair to encourage families, businesses and communities to be ready for emergencies. This year’s theme is “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.” The initiative will emphasize that everyone can help first responders by learning how to assist in an […]

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September 1, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know Today, Sept. 1, in Montgomery County

Your daily rundown for what’s happening today, Sept. 1, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. Ready for an Emergency: September is the start of Emergency Preparedness Month. A seminar on personal emergency preparedness runs from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Rockville Memorial Library, 21 Maryland Ave. 2. Vaccination Clinics: Montgomery County has several immunization […]

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August 8, 2017 | Phyllis Armstrong

Montgomery County Officials Identify Changes One Year After Silver Spring Tragedy (VIDEO)

The tragic loss of seven lives in Silver Spring  continues to teach Montgomery County officials lessons about what to do when a catastrophe strikes. An auditor’s report in February made 14 recommendations based on what was learned from the deadly natural gas explosion last August 10 at the Flower Branch Apartments. MyMCMedia’s Phyllis Armstrong reports […]

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April 17, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know Today, April 17, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, April 17, in Montgomery County: 1. The Montgomery County Council’s Health and Human Services meets at 9:30 a.m. to review the fiscal 2018 budget request of libraries. Also at 9:30 a.m., the Government Operations and Fiscal Policy Committee will review the budget request of the Department of Technology. […]

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September 19, 2016 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know Today, Sept. 19, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Sept. 19, in Montgomery County: 1. Council President Briefing: Montgomery County Council President Nancy Floreen meets with the media today for the first time since the Council’s summer break. 2. Gaithersburg Meeting: The Gaithersburg Mayor and City Council members are meeting at City Hall tonight and on the […]

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September 16, 2015 | Sonya Burke

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

Here are your five things to know today, Sept. 16, in Montgomery County: 1. The Papal Parade takes place one week from today in Washington, D.C. and we talked to some Montgomery County residents who say they are excited about Pope Francis’ historic visit. 2. Faith leaders will meet with the Montgomery County Council tonight […]

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September 10, 2014 | Staff Writer

Phil Andrews

Public Safety Committee to Discuss Crime Stats, Emergency Preparedness

The Montgomery County Council’s Public Safety Committee will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Sept. 11 to receive an update on County crime statistics. Among the issues that will be discussed is what impact the first two years of a three-year program of increased staffing has had on crime in the County. On the 13th anniversary […]

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