Business, Politics, Weather

Governor Hogan announces $4 million in aid for Tropical Depression Ida relief

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Friday announced that the State of Maryland is making $4 million in funding available to assist residents and businesses affected by Tropical Depression Ida. In addition, the governor has requested a disaster declaration from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) in order to make low-interest loans available. The governor’s announcement follows FEMA’s rejection of the …


Politics, Weather

Governor Hogan requests presidential disaster declaration due to Tropical Depression Ida damage

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday announced that he has requested a presidential disaster declaration for the State of Maryland as a result of tornadoes and severe flash flooding caused by the remnants of Tropical Depression Ida. The governor designated the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) as the state coordinating agency for the request. “As our communities continue to recover …


National Weather Service: Ida spawned 21 tornadoes along destructive path

BALTIMORE, MD—The National Weather Service has confirmed that Ida spawned a total of 21 tornadoes as the powerful storm swept across the U.S. this week. The system generated one EF-3, three EF-2s, seven EF-1s, and ten 10 EF-0s. In Maryland, three tornadoes have been confirmed…an EF-2 in Anne Arundel County (Annapolis) that was on the ground for 11.5 miles, an …

Tornado activity, flooding chances increase as Ida remnants approach Maryland

UPDATE: Governor Larry Hogan has directed MEMA to raise the state activation level and all Baltimore County Public Schools will dismiss three hours early on Wednesday. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD—Severe weather is likely on Wednesday and into Thursday as the remnants of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Ida move through Maryland. The Baltimore County Department of Emergency Management says that the …

Remnants of Ida could dump up to 6 inches of rain over Maryland, may spawn tornadoes

UPDATE: Forecasters say the chances for tornado activity and flash flooding in the Baltimore metro area on Wednesday have increased. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD—The remnants of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Ida are expected to pass through Maryland on Wednesday and into Thursday. After battering parts of Louisiana, the National Weather Service says the system is expected to bring heavy rainfall …

Flash Flood Watch issued for Baltimore area as Hurricane Ida remnants approach

UPDATE: Forecasters now say the remnants of Ida could dump up to six inches of rain over parts of Maryland. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD—The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the Baltimore area. The watch will be in effect from Wednesday morning through Thursday morning. The remnants of Hurricane Ida will interact with a …

Hurricane Ida projected path to potentially impact Maryland next week

UPDATE: Forecasters now say the remnants of Ida could dump up to six inches of rain over parts of Maryland. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD—Hurricane Ida is expected to make landfall in Louisiana on Sunday, but could also impact Maryland by the middle of next week. As of 11 a.m. ET on Saturday, Hurricane Ida was located 350 miles …