Emergency Response, Government, Science

Toxic algae bloom fatal to pets spotted in Maryland

NOTTINGHAM, MD – An algae bloom that is harmful to humans and fatal to pets has been found in Maryland. Officials in Montgomery County are asking residents to use caution when recreating on or near Lake Needwood and Lake Frank located within Rock Creek Regional Park. Testing there has indicated high levels of microcystin, a toxic substance produced by some …


Emergency Response, Government, Science

Heavy rains contribute to sewer overflows, Herring Run affected

NOTTINGHAM, MD – This week’s heavy rains contributed to three sewer overflows, discharging 1.87 million gallons of stormwater mixed with sewer water, according to the Department of Public Works. Most of the overflow volume stemmed from the severe rain that pounded parts of Baltimore City during the Tuesday, August 6, evening rush hour. As a result of these downpours, approximately …


High temperatures expected through weekend

NOTTINGHAM, MD – The heat is on for the rest of this week. Temperatures are expected to reach 90 degrees and higher over the next several days in the Nottingham area. Baltimore County has several “cooling centers” with access to water and bathrooms that offer relief from the heat. Nineteen convenient branches of the Baltimore County Public Library are open …

Code Orange air quality alert issued for Tuesday

NOTTINGHAM, MD – The Maryland Department of the Environment has issued a Code Orange Air Quality Alert for Tuesday for the Nottingham area. A Code Orange Air Quality Alert means that air pollution concentrations within the region may become unhealthy for sensitive groups. Sensitive groups include children, people suffering from asthma, heart disease or other lung diseases, and the elderly. …

Code Orange air quality alert issued for Tuesday

BALTIMORE, MD – The Maryland Department of the Environment has issued a Code Orange air quality alert for the Baltimore area on Tuesday, July 30th. A Code Orange means that today’s air quality may be unhealthy for sensitive groups. People with heart or lung disease, older adults, and children should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion outdoors. Tuesday will be hot …

Williams Foods recalls taco seasoning product due to possible Salmonella contamination

NOTTINGHAM, MD – Williams Foods LLC has initiated a voluntary and precautionary recall of the following items: Item number Product Name Package Size Product UPC Product dates 564829444 Great Value Mild Taco Seasoning Mix 1 oz 0 78742 24572 0 Best if used by 07/08/21 Best if used by 07/09/21 050215 HEB Taco Seasoning Mix Reduced Sodium 1.25 oz 0 …