KEY BRIDGE COLLAPSE: Mayor Scott declares state of emergency, major I-695 detours announced

UPDATE: The I-695 detours have been shifted – details here. Original story below. BALTIMORE, MD—In the wake of Tuesday morning’s collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, Mayor Brandon M. Scott has issued an Executive Order declaring a State of Emergency. The Executive Order mobilizes the City of Baltimore’s Emergency Operations Plan to deploy emergency resources to protect […]

Coast Guard responding to Key Bridge collapse, Governor Moore declares state of emergency

BALTIMORE, MD—The U.S. Coast Guard is coordinating with local, state, and federal agencies in response to the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse in Baltimore on Tuesday morning. At just before 1:30 a.m. on March 26, the Coast Guard received a report that a 948-foot Singapore-flagged containership collided with the Francis Scott Key Bridge. Additionally, it was reported that the bridge […]

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 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, […]

Governor Hogan announces more COVID testing sites, additional relief for hospitals, new antibody testing for nursing home residents [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—As the State of Maryland continues to combat the surge of the COVID-19 Omicron variant, Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday highlighted encouraging trends among many key health metrics and announced additional COVID-19 actions. The governor also provided an update on the state’s efforts to procure additional rapid tests. “We are very encouraged by our substantially improving situation, but the […]

Baltimore County Council votes to extend state of emergency, Councilman Julian Jones reelected as chairman

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Council on Monday evening voted to extend its state of emergency until February 7th.  The council voted 6-1 in favor of the extension, with Seventh District Councilman Todd Crandell, a Republican, being the sole representative opposed to the measure. County Executive Olszewski declared the local state of emergency last week in response to rising COVID-19 metrics […]

Governor Hogan declares 30-day state of emergency, activates Maryland National Guard to respond to COVID-19 surge [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday declared a 30-day state of emergency to take urgent short-term actions to combat the current COVID-19 surge and mobilized 1,000 members of the Maryland National Guard to assist state and local health officials with the ongoing pandemic response. On Tuesday, Maryland hit a record high 3,057 COVID-19 hospitalizations, which is an increase of more […]

Olszewski declares State of Emergency in Baltimore County, issues indoor mask mandate

TOWSON, MD—County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Monday declared a State of Emergency in Baltimore County due to the rapid rise in cases of the COVID-19 Omicron variant. County officials say the new local State of Emergency will give Baltimore County the ability to quickly adopt emergency public health measures to protect the safety and well-being of residents, assist the county […]