Governor Moore declares first State of Preparedness ahead of dangerous winter weather system, State officials ask residents to share flood photos on MyCoast Maryland app

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore on Tuesday morning signed the State’s first State of Preparedness declaration (PDF) ahead of a potentially hazardous winter weather system that is expected to bring damaging winds, heavy rain, and potential flooding to areas of Maryland. According to the National Weather Service, the significant weather system is expected to impact the region Tuesday afternoon and evening, […]

Governor Moore declares State of Emergency as Tropical Storm Ophelia approaches Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore has declared a State of Emergency as Tropical Storm Ophelia approaches Maryland. High winds and heavy rains are expected on Saturday and Sunday as the system bears down on the mid-Atlantic. A Wind Advisory is in effect for Saturday and State Highway Administration crews are on alert. On Friday evening, Governor Moore issued the following statement: […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

Governor Hogan provides updates on schools, hospitals, nursing homes, vaccines [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday made several announcements related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, including a testing program for schools, limited visitation for Maryland hospitals and nursing homes, the opening of the next mass vaccination site at M&T Bank Stadium, four-week vaccine allocation projections for Prince George’s County, and a new initiative to have counties appoint equity officers to […]

Snow Emergency Plan in effect for Baltimore County, Governor Hogan provides update on statewide response to heavy snowfall

UPDATE: An additional 2 – 3″ of snow are expected to fall in the Baltimore area on Monday and into Tuesday. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD—As the snow continues to fall in Maryland, the Snow Emergency Plan is now in effect for Baltimore County as of 1 p.m. on Sunday. The Maryland State Police declare snow emergencies with input […]

Gov. Hogan: Two Marylanders being tested for coronavirus, MEMA offers preparedness tips

MARYLAND—During a Thursday press conference on Maryland’s response to the coronavirus, Governor Larry Hogan announced that two Marylanders who recently traveled to China have met the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention criteria for testing of COVID-19. State officials said the patients’ samples are being flown to the CDC for testing. The governor added that there is currently no immediate […]