Education, Health, Sci-Tech

State Superintendent continues to encourage return to in-person instruction

BALTIMORE, MD—At the October meeting of the State Board of Education, State Superintendent of Schools Karen B. Salmon, Ph.D. continued to encourage local school systems to safely return students to schools for in-person instruction in accordance with Stage 3 of Maryland Together: Maryland’s Recovery Plan for EducationMaryland Together: Maryland’s Recovery Plan for Education. State health metrics continue to remain among …


Events, Police/Fire, Sci-Tech, Weather

MEMA prepares for Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill on Thursday

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Emergency Management Agency is encouraging Maryland residents to participate in the The Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill occurring across the country on October 15 at 10:15 a.m. Although the current pandemic has changed the way many Marylanders accomplish day-to-day activities, citizens can still participate in the Great Southeast ShakeOut 2020 earthquake drill from home, work, or school. “Even …


Governor Hogan announces statewide efforts to prepare for Tropical Storm Isaias, Marylanders urged to exercise caution

For the latest Tropical Storm Isaias coverage, click here. ANNAPOLIS, MD—As the East Coast braces for Tropical Storm Isaias, Governor Larry Hogan announced on Monday that the State of Maryland has activated a government-wide response to prepare for severe conditions. A Tropical Storm Warning is now in effect for most jurisdictions, in addition to several severe weather watches and warnings …

MEMA urges preparedness as Tropical Storm Isaias approaches

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Emergency Management Agency and affiliated state agencies are closely monitoring Tropical Storm Isaias as it heads toward Maryland. Even though the storm is currently not a hurricane, Marylanders should be prepared for potential flooding, tidal surge in low lying areas, and tropical storm force winds (greater than 39 miles per hour). READ MORE: Tropical Storm Warning now …

Tropical Storm Isaias projected path shows potential for significant flooding in Maryland

UPDATE 3: A Tropical Storm Warning is now in effect. UPDATE 2: A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for the Nottingham area. UPDATE: The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the Nottingham area. Original story below… ——— NOTTINGHAM, MD—Hurricane Isaias has become a tropical storm once again, but forecasters on Sunday said the odds of …

MEMA: Be prepared for effects of COVID-19 on 2020 hurricane season

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Emergency Management Agency is updating response procedures to include COVID-19 components as it plans for the 2020 hurricane season, and encourages Maryland residents to do the same. Disasters will not wait because of the SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and evacuation, sheltering, and access to essential preparedness items will be different than in years past. “We …

MEMA launches COVID-19 rumor control page

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Emergency Management Agency, in partnership with the Maryland Department of Health, and the Maryland Department of Information Technology, on Tuesday launched the Maryland Coronavirus (COVID-19) Rumor Control Page. Marylander residents can access the new page here. “As part of the State Response to COVID-19, MEMA stood up its Joint Information Center to provide the right information to …

MEMA expands hours for medical, cleaning supply donations

BALTIMORE, MD—Disaster relief agencies have extended the operating hours of the four locations around the state to accept donations of specialized medical equipment and some cleaning supplies to support COVID-19 response efforts. Maryland Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD) and the Adventist Community Services (ACS) have partnered to coordinate the collection and dissemination of these vital supplies. These efforts are …