Business, Police/Fire

Maryland receives $10.87 million in federal funds from Homeland Security to enhance state, local preparedness

REISTERSTOWN, MD—The Maryland Department of Emergency Management has distributed more than $10.87 million to prepare State and local governments against terrorist attacks. The State award was issued in May by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and MDEM recently announced its distribution to partners in Maryland. “The safety of Maryland and the protection of our residents is a top priority …


Politics, Sci-Tech, Traffic, Weather

Governor Hogan announces Maryland Mesonet weather tower project to enhance state’s critical infrastructure, preparedness [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan this week announced a groundbreaking partnership between the State of Maryland and the University of Maryland to build and operate the Maryland Mesonet, a state-of-the-art network of 75 weather-observing towers across the state that will provide real-time community-level monitoring and improve situational awareness during rapidly changing weather conditions. “The Maryland Mesonet partnership we are announcing…through a …


Maryland Department of Emergency Management receives $693,000 grant to help partners prevent targeted violence, terrorism

REISTERSTOWN, MD—The Maryland Department of Emergency Management has received a Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention grant of $693,000 to help community partners build capacity to keep Marylanders safe. The grant will cover activities from October 1, 2022 to September 30, 2024. “The TVTP grant provides the funding that will improve our understanding of targeted violence aimed at public spaces where …

State of Maryland announces over $8 million in federal homeland security grant funds to 68 nonprofitts

REISTERSTOWN, MD—The Maryland Department of Emergency Management this week announced awards totaling more than $8.7 million in federal homeland security grant funds to 68 nonprofit organizations around the state. The awards are funded by the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 2022 Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP). “This funding provides much needed financial support to nonprofit groups, which are …

Marylanders urged to plan, remain vigilant as severe weather hits state

REISTERSTOWN, MD—The Maryland Department of Emergency Management is urging all Marylanders to monitor weather conditions and ensure they are prepared for severe weather beginning Friday, October 29 through Sunday, October 31. The National Weather Service is predicting a range of hazards throughout the state, including heavy rain, coastal and tidal flooding, and gale force winds. “Now is the time to …

MEMA becomes Maryland Department of Emergency Management

REISTERSTOWN, MD—The Maryland Emergency Management Agency will become the Maryland Department of Emergency Management effective Friday, October 1, 2021. It will be a principal department reporting directly to the Governor’s office, and will have greater flexibility to handle administrative functions, especially during emergencies. As part of this transition, the Maryland 9-1-1 Board will become part of the newly established department. …

MEMA launches MdReady WebApp during Maryland Severe Storms Awareness Week

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Emergency Management Agency is encouraging residents to practice what to do in the event of a tornado as part of Severe Storms Awareness Week, April 5-9, 2021. MEMA is also launching a new mobile website application during the week. The MdReady WebApp replaces the existing Maryland Prepares App and provides instant access to a wide array of …

MEMA launches revamped COVID-19 rumor control page

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Emergency Management Agency on Monday unveiled a revamped and redesigned rumor control page that will help visitors more easily find accurate information related to the pandemic and COVID-19 vaccinations. It will also allow users to quickly check the accuracy of potential disinformation, misinformation, and rumors. The new page can be found online here and at https://bit.ly/Md-Covid19-Rumors. Visitors …