extreme cold

November 7, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Extreme Cold Plan Activated for Friday Morning in Montgomery County

Montgomery County has activated the Extreme Cold Plan for a hypothermia alert from 2 until 10 a.m. Friday morning. A hypothermia alerts is issued when forecasted temperatures, and or wind chill, fall below 32 degrees. Hypothermia and frostbite are likely to occur. People can call the police non-emergency number to report animals and homeless individuals […]

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March 26, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Hypothermia Alert Issued for Wednesday Morning

It may be spring, but it’s still cold, and our neighbors may need help. Montgomery County has issued a hypothermia alert Wednesday from 12 a.m. until 9 a.m. People can call the police non-emergency number to report animals and homeless individuals who are in danger: 301-279-8000. A Hypothermia Alert for #MoCo has been issued for 12 […]

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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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January 30, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Extreme Cold Plan Activated: Be Cognizant of Homeless Individuals

Montgomery County has activated its extreme cold plan for a hypothermia alert until Thursday at 1 p.m. During periods of extremely cold weather, it’s not only important to dress in layers and stay inside, but it’s also important to look out for neighbors and pets. Montgomery County issues hypothermia alerts when temperatures and the wind […]

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December 17, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Hypothermia Alert: Keep Your Pets Warm

Montgomery County has activated its Extreme Cold Plan for a Hypothermia Alert through Tuesday at 2 p.m. These plans are activated when the wind chill drops below 32 degrees. Remember in addition to taking care of the elderly, homeless individuals, and children, that we should be cognizant of animals left in the cold. Animal neglect […]

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January 6, 2018 | Staff Writer

Warming Shelter in Downtown Silver Spring Open Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 6-7

With the dangerously cold temperatures continuing in Montgomery County, the shelter in Downtown Silver Spring will open Saturday and Sunday during the day from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Anyone without a warm place may take safe shelter from the cold at the Interfaith Works Empowerment Center, 2nd Floor, 8106 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring. Call […]

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January 5, 2018 | Staff Writer

County Recreation Senior Transportation and Nutrition Program Canceled Friday

Montgomery County Recreation has altered the schedule today, Jan. 5, for recreation centers, senior centers, senior transportation and nutrition program due to the dangerously low temperatures. Senior centers will open at 10 a.m. The senior transportation and nutrition programs are cancelled. Tiny Tot classes that begin before noon are cancelled. All other scheduled programs, classes […]

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January 20, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Jan. 20, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, Jan. 20, in Montgomery County: 1. Another cold day is on tap and Montgomery County officials are advising residents to take precautions. Stay tuned, the National Weather Service is monitoring a winter storm that is expected to impact our area on Friday and Saturday. 2. Montgomery County Executive […]

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January 8, 2015 | Staff Writer

Cold Weather Tips from Montgomery County

Montgomery County officials are providing important information to residents about the extreme cold temperatures in our region. All Montgomery County facilities, such as libraries, recreation centers and senior centers are open during their regular hours for use by anyone needing an escape from the cold. Public shopping centers are also available as warm locations during […]

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January 3, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Liberal Leave is in Effect at Montgomery County’s Government Offices

Montgomery County officials have announced the government is open with liberal leave. Liberal leave is in effect for non-essential County employees. Liberal leave means that non-essential employees may use unscheduled annual leave, paid time off, leave without pay or compensatory leave without prior supervisory approval. The County’s 311 online and telephone information system will open […]

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