Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security

July 22, 2020 | Michelle Queen

County Extends Heat Emergency Through Wednesday

Montgomery County has extended the heat emergency alert, which began on Sunday, through Wednesday, July 22 at 6 p.m. Cooling centers will be open Wednesday afternoon. A Heat Emergency Alert is declared when the heat index is forecast to be 105 degrees Fahrenheit or higher. The temperatures pose a health threat such as heat exhaustion […]

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July 21, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

COVID-19 Precautions Still Important During Heat Emergency, Stoddard Says

A Heat Emergency Alert remains in effect in Montgomery County until 6 p.m. Tuesday. The alert means that the heat index is predicted to be at least 105 degrees. Residents still need to follow COVID-19 precautions, like wearing a face covering, even in high heat, said Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security […]

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March 3, 2020 | Staff Writer

Watch Live: County Council Briefing on Coronavirus

Meeting to discuss county’s efforts to ensure health and safety of all residents Montgomery County Council was briefed on the the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the county’s efforts to ensure the health and safety of all residents today at 2 p.m. Dr. Travis Gayles, health officer and chief of public health services in the Department of […]

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October 2, 2019 | Michelle Queen

UPDATE: Registration for Montgomery County’s Emergency Preparedness Class for Oct. 19 Now Closed

Update: The Emergency Preparedness Class is full. A waitlist is available. Montgomery County is providing a free three-hour emergency preparedness training class on Saturday, October 19. Topics covered in the class include response to active shooter incidents, high-performance CPR, the use of tourniquets and family emergency planning. The class is recommended for age 18 and […]

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August 30, 2019 | Hannah Dalsheim

September Is National Preparedness Month, Know How to Be Prepared

September is National Preparedness Month and Montgomery County’s Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (OEMHS) is having events to help residents prepare for all types of emergencies. This year’s national theme is “Prepared, Not Scared.” OEMHS is breaking down the month in four different themes: Sept. 1-7: Save Early for Disaster Costs Sept. 8-14: […]

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August 16, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Disaster Loans for July 8 Flood Offered to MoCo Residents and Businesses

The  U.S. Small Business Administration  is making disaster loans available to those affected by the July 8 floods. Montgomery County’s Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security is hosting a Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) to help residents and businesses who may be eligible for financial assistance due to damage from the July 8 flood. […]

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September 19, 2017 | Staff Writer

Preparedness Fair Scheduled for Wednesday

September is National Preparedness Month, and Johns Hopkins University’s Montgomery County Campus is sponsoring a preparedness fair to encourage families, businesses and communities to be ready for emergencies. This year’s theme is “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.” The initiative will emphasize that everyone can help first responders by learning how to assist in an […]

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August 8, 2017 | Phyllis Armstrong

Montgomery County Plans Exercises As Silver Spring Explosion Nears Anniversary (VIDEO)

The tragic explosion at Flower Branch Apartments on August 10 last year is still prompting in-depth discussions and planning in Montgomery County. The agencies and employees involved continue to assess the response to the emergency in Silver Spring that killed seven people and left dozens of others injured and without homes. Officials at the Department […]

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