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Baltimore County launches new emergency alert system for residents, businesses

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County has launched a new emergency alert system for local residents and businesses. BaltCo Alert, Baltimore County’s official emergency alert system, is now up and running, providing residents and businesses with a new, opt-in service that will enhance emergency readiness by notifying county residents and businesses of urgent situations that may require efforts to prepare or lifesaving actions. …


Politics, Traffic, Weather

Governor Hogan declares state of emergency, mobilizes National Guard ahead of winter storm

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Friday declared a state of emergency and mobilized members of the Maryland National Guard ahead of a winter storm that is expected to bring several inches of snowfall to most of the state and up to 12 inches to the lower Eastern Shore. The emergency declaration includes Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, Talbot, …


Over 67,000 power outages reported in Maryland, nearly 200 flights canceled at BWI

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The first winter storm of the season is packing quite a punch in parts of Maryland and wreaking havoc on local roadways. As of 12:30 p.m. on Monday, over 67,000 residents were without power, according to the Maryland Department of Emergency Management (MDEM).  Maryland State Police have also responded to dozens of crashes.  The Nottingham area is under a …

WINTER STORM: 5 – 8 inches of snow expected in Baltimore area, Maryland State Police respond to over 40 crashes

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday announced that the State of Maryland has activated a government-wide response to the ongoing winter storm that could have a significant impact on roads and transportation systems. Much of the state is now under winter weather advisories and warnings, and the National Weather Service has expanded potential snowfall totals over the course of the …

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. …

White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company awarded $124,500 FEMA SAFER grant

WHITE MARSH, MD—The White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company has been awarded a $124,500 Federal Emergency Management Agency SAFER grant. WMVFC officials announced the grant on Wednesday afternoon. The Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant was created to provide funding directly to fire departments and volunteer firefighter interest organizations to help them increase or maintain the number of …

Governor Hogan directs MEMA to raise state activation level for Tropical Depression Ida

UPDATE: Baltimore County Public Schools will dismiss three hours early on Wednesday. Original story below… —— ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday made the following announcement regarding the state’s response to Tropical Depression Ida: “This morning, I directed the Maryland Emergency Management Agency to raise its state activation level for Tropical Depression Ida. This will allow MEMA to coordinate 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 …