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Governor Hogan proclaims inaugural Maryland Winter Safety Week

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is partnering with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the National Weather Service (NWS), the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA), the Maryland Department of Health (MDH), the Maryland State Police (MSP), and local and state emergency management coordinators to encourage all Marylanders to learn more about winter safety and …


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Gov. Hogan authorizes Md. Helicopter Aquatic Helicopter Rescue Team to assist with Hurricane Dorian efforts in NC

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday authorized the deployment of members of the Maryland Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team (MD-HART) to North Carolina to assist in potential rescues from the effects of Hurricane Dorian. As the storm continues its track up the coast, Governor Hogan has been in contact with North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster, and …


Hurricane Dorian projected path: Chesapeake Bay risk increasing

UPDATE: A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for portions of Maryland. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD – Hurricane Dorian, one of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes in years, may have a serious impact on the Chesapeake Bay. The storm has already devastated the Bahamas and is now beginning to wreak havoc along the eastern coast of Florida. Hurricane …

Governor Hogan announces ‘Safe Schools Maryland’ initiative, appoints anti-human trafficking director

Governor Larry Hogan has announced a pair of important new initiatives over the past week, one aimed at improving safety in schools and the other aimed at putting an end to human trafficking. Safe Schools Maryland Governor Hogan has announced the launch of “Safe Schools Maryland,” a tip line and mobile app designed to streamline reporting of possible threats to students school …

Governor Hogan declares State of Emergency for Hurricane Florence

Governor Larry Hogan has signed an Executive declaring a state of emergency for the state of Maryland beginning Monday, September 10, 2018 ahead of the landfall of Hurricane Florence. The executive order will allow state officials to more efficiently coordinate support and provide assistance to local jurisdictions within Maryland and neighboring states. “At this time, there is still some uncertainty …

Hurricane Florence projected path could bring storm surge to Maryland

Marylanders were already beginning to prepare on Monday as Hurricane Florence rapidly strengthened to a strong, category 4 storm. Forecasters say the powerful hurricane will likely make a direct hit on the East Coast. As of Monday morning, forecasters were predicting that Hurricane Florence would make landfall in North Carolina by Thursday. The storm could then “stall out” which could mean …

Governor Hogan announces statewide flood response efforts

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan has directed Maryland state agencies to coordinate and work together to keep Marylanders safe and informed following Sunday’s severe weather, which included extensive and persistent rain, major flooding, and power outages in multiple locations throughout the state. Ellicott City in Howard County was particularly devastated by this weather event, which also included significant flooding in …

Governor Larry Hogan declares State of Emergency

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan on Sunday signed an executive order declaring a State of Emergency in response to heavy rain and severe flooding in Ellicott City and areas across the state of Maryland. The executive order will allow the state to efficiently coordinate support and provide additional assistance to local jurisdictions experiencing flooding conditions. “Less than two years …