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September 6, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

Gov. Hogan Deploys Hurricane Rescue Team to North Carolina

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan sent the Maryland Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team (MD-HART) to North Carolina Thursday to help with Hurricane Dorian rescues and relief, he said in a press release.  Today I authorized the deployment of members of the Maryland Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team (MD-HART) of the @MDNG to North Carolina to assist in potential […]

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September 5, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

When Donating to Dorian Victims, Be Wary of Scams

At least 20 people were killed in the northern Bahamas by Hurricane Dorian. Earlier this week, winds gusted to 220 mph, and Grand Bahama Island was in the eyewall of the hurricane for 40 hours.  Dorian is tied with Hurricane Allen as the second-strongest storm ever in the Atlantic Ocean. During natural disasters, many become […]

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September 4, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

Maryland Task Force in Florida for Hurricane Dorian Relief

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service sent more than 85 people to Florida on Friday night to help those affected by Hurricane Dorian.  Last nite (8/30) @MontgomeryCoMD FEMA Maryland Task Force 1 US&R 20+ vehicle caravan departed Rockville warehouse for deployment in Fla…. >80 members heard from @MoCoCouncilMD VP & Public Safety Chairman Sidney Katz […]

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September 4, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Chef José Andrés Brinda Ayuda Alimentaria a las Víctimas del Huracán

José Andrés, el popular chef, junto con su personal de World Central Kitchen resistió la tormenta durante el fin de semana para ayudar a las víctimas afectadas del huracán Dorian en las islas Abaco y Gran Bahama. La organización sin fines de lucro World Central Kitchen, dirigida por el Chef José Andrés, es una organización […]

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September 4, 2019 | Ashley Peccerelli

José Andrés Provides Food Relief to Dorian Victims

José Andrés, the celebrity chef, along with his World Central Kitchen staff rode out the storm over the weekend to assist affected victims of Hurricane Dorian in the Abaco and Grand Bahama Islands.  The non-profit World Central Kitchen led by Andrés is an organization that is devoted to providing meals to victims affected by natural disasters. Andrés is a Bethesda resident with six restaurants in […]

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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 https://t.co/hnj81s8Yts — 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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