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October 29, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

County Needs Another Facility to Shelter its Homeless Population

Montgomery County needs a new facility to house its homeless population to accommodate 200 single men, 100 single women and a surge capacity of another 100 people. Currently, the county is using a temporary office building, county recreation buildings and hotel rooms, according to information from the Health and Human Services Committee Planning, Housing and […]

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November 1, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

Emergency Shelters Open for Hypothermia Season

Montgomery County opened emergency shelters to men and women starting Friday, the first day of the hypothermia season.  Men looking for emergency shelter should call the Homeless Information Line at 240-907-2688 to find out where to go. This is due to the ongoing closure of the Men’s Shelter on Gude Drive in Rockville. Women looking […]

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January 30, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Extreme Cold Plan Activated: Be Cognizant of Homeless Individuals

Montgomery County has activated its extreme cold plan for a hypothermia alert until Thursday at 1 p.m. During periods of extremely cold weather, it’s not only important to dress in layers and stay inside, but it’s also important to look out for neighbors and pets. Montgomery County issues hypothermia alerts when temperatures and the wind […]

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January 29, 2016 | Sonya Burke, Maureen Chowdhury and Willie James Inman

MoCo Snow Blog: Blizzard 2016

This is your source for the latest blizzard news from across Montgomery County. For more snow news, visit our MoCo Snow page. We hope you will contribute your updates and photos for this blog as well. You can email photos to pix@mymcmedia or Tweet images and updates @MyMCMedia, #MoCo #Snow. You can also follow us […]

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January 23, 2016 | Staff Writer

Partial Roof Collapse at Gaithersburg Condo Building (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County firefighters responded to a partial roof collapse at the Potomac Oaks Condominiums in Gaithersburg on Saturday morning. It happened at 766 Quince Orchard Boulevard at the condominium building’s boiler and utility room. Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said there were no injuries but over 200 residents were left without any heat. MoCo […]

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