March 30, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Fire Captain Honored for Saving Hurricane Victims, Pets

When Hurricane Florence hit North Carolina last September, Capt. Mike Stream and the Maryland Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team (MD-HART) were dispatched to Wilmington. The damage of the hurricane was vast. When Stream and his team were onboard an airship, a levee in the area broke. The team was able to rescue nine people and a […]

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September 11, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Florence Getting More Organized As It Heads for U.S. Coast

The National Hurricane Center said Tuesday afternoon that Hurricane Florence, packing 130 mph winds, was getting more organized and increasing in size. The earliest reasonable time that tropical-storm-force winds could arrive in the United States from #Florence is late Wednesday, and the most likely time is Thursday morning. Wednesday should be the last full day […]

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September 10, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Hogan Declares State of Emergency as Florence Races to Shore

Just completing a coordinating call with @MDMEMA, @NWS_BaltWash, and our partners. While a SE landfall is becoming more clear, what happens after remains uncertain. The major *potential* risk for MoCo is torrential rainfall that could lead to major flooding. #HurricaneFlorence — Earl Stoddard (@EarlStoddard) September 10, 2018   Gov. Larry Hogan said Monday he […]

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May 31, 2018 | Staff Writer

Summer Weather Tips: Preparing for Severe Storms and Hurricanes

Atlantic Hurricane Season Starts June 1, 2018 Did you know that Friday marks the official start of the summer storm and hurricane season? The Atlantic Hurricane season lasts from June 1 to November 30. The Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (OEMHS) joins the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and the National Weather […]

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October 18, 2017 | Mark Avallone, MBA, CFP®, CRPS®

The Economic Impacts Of Recent Hurricanes And Tax Reform

The release of the September jobs report, which showed a net decline of 33,000 jobs, has caused some concern that the U.S. economy might be slowing. However, a closer look at the data shows otherwise. In the same report, we saw the nascent trend of wage growth continuing. For the past twelve months, average hourly earnings […]

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May 27, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, May 27, in Montgomery County

Here’s your daily rundown of the happenings that people are talking about today, May 27th, in Montgomery County: 1. Graduation Day: It’s graduation day for seniors at Quince Orchard and Wootton high schools. 2. Youth Forum: Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett will host a conversation about race and social justice later today in Silver Spring. […]

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May 26, 2015 | Sonya Burke

National Hurricane Preparedness Week

The National Weather Service has designated this week as National Hurricane Preparedness Week leading up to the June start of the summer storm and hurricane season. The Atlantic Hurricane season lasts from June to November. The Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (OEMHS) joins the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and the […]

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June 4, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, June 4, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, June 4, in Montgomery County: 1. Pepco officials are holding a hurricane-storm preparedness news conference today in Rockville. 2. A groundbreaking ceremony will take place today at Georgia Avenue and Randolph Road for the new interchange that will reduce congestion and improve traffic safety. 3. Beverly McClellan headlines […]

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September 13, 2013 | Staff Writer

Pepco Urges Customers to Prepare for Hurricane Season

Pepco continues to prepare for the peak hurricane season, which continues until late October. The utility is reminding customers not to get complacent because of a calm summer. Despite a mild summer, the National Weather Service predicts the remaining hurricane season to be above-normal with an increased chance of a major hurricane hitting the U.S. […]

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June 24, 2013 | Staff Writer

Council Member Hans Riemer

Engage Montgomery Topics

Two new topics were posted this week on Montgomery County’s engageMontgomery website , giving residents an opportunity to voice their opinions and share ideas for the future of the community and on new datasets that would be useful to access online. The questions up for discussion are: What’s your big idea for the future of our […]

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