extreme weather

July 7, 2020 | Tori Bergel

Severe Storms Cause Mass Power Outages

More than 1,000 homes are without power in Montgomery County thanks to severe weather early Tuesday morning. The announcement, by Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer on his Twitter page, was made less than two hours after he had posted a message to residents, warning them at 5:55 a.m. of potential outages […]

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July 2, 2020 | Isabel Cleary

Here’s What You Need to Know for the Summer Storm Season

Ready or not, summer storm season is upon us. The Atlantic Hurricane and Summer Storm Season began on July 1 and government organizations are recommending that Montgomery County residents brush up on what to do to prepare for severe storms. The National Weather Service, Montgomery County’s Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, and the […]

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July 16, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Boy drinking water after soccer

Dangerous Heat Expected Through the Weekend

The National Weather Service (NWS) expects the heat to be dangerously high for the next several days with temperatures in the triple digits. The heat will likely peak this weekend. The area is under a NWS heat advisory today from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. with heat index values expected to reach 105 degrees. Montgomery […]

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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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January 3, 2018 | Staff Writer

County Reminds Residents to Bring Pets Indoors During Extreme Cold

Due to the extremely cold temperatures predicted to continue over the next several days, Montgomery County Animal Services Director Thomas Koenig is reminding pet owners not to leave dogs tethered, unattended, outdoors in the cold. Leaving animals outside unattended in these conditions may be considered an act of cruelty and pet owners could be charged […]

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December 14, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

Officers Enforcing Anti-Cruelty Laws for Dogs During Cold Weather

With the prediction of cold temperatures and windy conditions for Dec. 14 through Friday Dec. 16, the Montgomery County Animal Services Division (ASD) is enforcing Executive Regulation 10-10 AM Anti Cruelty Conditions for Dogs, according to a press release. This law regulates the conditions under which a dog may be tethered. Under the law, tethering […]

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