preparedness

September 23, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Encourages Residents to Prepare Emergency Kits for COVID-19

September is National Preparedness Month and Montgomery County’s Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security is urging residents to prepare for the possibility of a second coronavirus wave. It was only a couple of months ago that people around Montgomery County were struggling to find basic household items like toilet, paper towels, bleach, and more. […]

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March 17, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Installation of Hospital Tents Now a Part of Coronavirus Preparedness

As the days go by, the number of COVID-19 cases continue to grow, and health officials are working to prevent the virus from spreading further. In Montgomery County, local hospitals are taking big steps towards being prepared. That’s why Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring installed a tent on its parking lot. Officials say other […]

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October 17, 2014 | Sonya Burke

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County Executive Leggett on Ebola (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra, County Executive Isiah Leggett is asked about the county’s preparedness for Ebola.   Related:

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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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May 29, 2013 | Tamika Smith

Brooms Can Conduct Electricity (Video)

If you would have told me that brooms could conduct electricity, I would have said ‘I don’t think so.’ Thanks to a Pepco training on hurricane preparedness in Rockville on May 29 I will live to see another day.

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November 6, 2012 | Staff Writer

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Roger Berliner: “Pepco Prepared Well” (Video)

At the start of his November 5 press conference Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner talked about how Montgomery County prepared for Hurricane Sandy and he praised Pepco’s planning efforts. Take a look.

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October 25, 2012 | Staff Writer

Are You Ready?

There is a possibility that Hurricane Sandy may impact the Washington D.C. region in the days ahead. Should predictions show that the hurricane will impact our area, Montgomery County officials are reminding residents now that they should prepare for the possibility of high winds, power outages and flooding. Anyone who has not already signed up […]

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