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May 8, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Public Safety Training Academy Taking Part in Hurricane Exercise

Montgomery County’s Public Safety Training Academy will be part of a six-state exercise this week that will test how well local, state and federal agencies work together during a mock hurricane, according to a news release from Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford’s office. The Maryland Emergency Management Agency — along with 42 other federal, state, and […]

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March 13, 2017 | Sonya Burke

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Governor Hogan Declares State of Emergency in Maryland

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has signed an Executive Order tonight declaring a state of emergency in Maryland in response to the winter storm which could bring significant amounts of snow to areas across the state. “Our state is taking every precaution and coordinating all available resources to respond to this winter storm,” said Hogan. “We […]

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March 1, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Hogan to Spend $50 Million to Fight Opioid Epidemic; Declares State of Emergency

Gov. Larry Hogan announced $50 million Wednesday to address the state’s opioid crisis as well as declaring a state of emergency that would activate the governor’s emergency management authority, creating more rapid coordination between state and local jurisdictions. Hogan also appointed his senior emergency management adviser, Clay Stamp, to lead the state’s coordinated effort to […]

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September 2, 2016 | Staff Writer

Governor Hogan Declares State of Emergency for Eastern Shore and Southern Maryland

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has signed an Executive Order declaring a state of emergency in Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico, Worcester, Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s Counties beginning Sept. 2nd in anticipation of heavy rains, strong winds, and potential flooding associated with Tropical Storm Hermine. According to the governor, the Executive […]

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January 24, 2016 | Staff Writer

Governor Hogan Asks for Residents to Stay off the Roads (VIDEO)

Governor Hogan urges residents to remain patient and stay indoors while crews work to clear roads. Earlier today, Governor Hogan had this to say at the Maryland Emergency Operations Center: According to a press release, Hogan continues to direct all state agencies in a coordinated response to the winter blizzard that pummelled the state this […]

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October 14, 2015 | Maureen Chowdhury

MEMA Announces Annual Earthquake Drill

The Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is holding its annual “Great ShakeOut” Earthquake Drill on October 15 at 10:15 a.m. The event is self-led and open to the public. The drill covers proper earthquake preparedness and safety techniques. “Though Maryland doesn’t experience frequent high magnitude earthquakes, we have felt a couple in the last few […]

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October 2, 2015 | Staff Writer

Governor Hogan Rescinds State of Emergency in Montgomery County

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has signed an Executive Order rescinding the state of emergency in eight Maryland counties: Garrett, Allegany, Washington, Frederick, Carroll, Montgomery, Howard, and Prince George’s. Based on the current weather projections and recommendations from the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), the remaining 15 Maryland counties and Baltimore City will remain under the […]

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October 1, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Governor Hogan Declares State of Emergency in Maryland

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has signed an Executive Order declaring a state of emergency in Maryland in anticipation of heavy rains, potential flooding, and the possibility that Hurricane Joaquin may impact Maryland. “While the path of Hurricane Joaquin remains uncertain, taking proactive measures is the first step in preparing for extreme weather and will ensure […]

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October 28, 2012 | Staff Writer

O’Malley Update on Hurricane Sandy

Governor Martin O’Malley held a second press conference today at the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) to provide an update on Hurricane Sandy as the storm approaches the area. The press conference was live streamed here: http://www.governor.maryland.gov/stream.asp Senator Ben Cardin announced that the State of Maryland has a Presidential Declaration of Disaster enabling the state […]

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October 28, 2012 | Staff Writer

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O’Malley Hurricane Sandy Press Conference

Governor Martin O’Malley held a press conference at the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) today at 1pm to provide an update on Hurricane Sandy as the storm approaches the area. The press conference was live steamed here http://www.governor.maryland.gov/stream.asp. During the press conference, Governor O’Malley announced the following: Early Voting in Maryland has been cancelled for […]

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