Around Maryland, Traffic, Weather

Governor Hogan announces activation of emergency response operations for winter storm, urges caution for holiday travel

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced that the state has activated emergency response operations ahead of the winter storm that is set to enter the region beginning overnight. With the storm expected to create hazardous conditions, state officials are urging Marylanders to closely monitor the forecast and adjust holiday travel plans as necessary, building in extra time in case …


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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 …


Governor Hogan announces statewide preparedness efforts for remnants of Hurricane Ian

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Friday announced statewide preparedness efforts as the remnants of Hurricane Ian move up the mid-Atlantic, leading to coastal flood and gale warnings in the region. Earlier this week, the governor announced the deployment of an Incident Management Team to the State of Florida to assist with the response. “In addition to sending personnel to Florida …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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. …