August 10, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery County Under Hyperthermia Alert Until 6 P.M.

Montgomery County is under a Hyperthermia Alert 1-6 p.m. on Monday.  The alert means that the heat index is predicted to be at least 95 degrees. In other words, when it feels like it is 95 degrees due to a combination of actual temperature and humidity. A Hyperthermia Alert has been issued for Montgomery County […]

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July 20, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Stoddard Advises Residents About Staying Cool Under Heat Emergency Alert

Montgomery County is under a Heat Emergency Alert until 6 p.m. Tuesday. MyMCMedia spoke with Dr. Earl Stoddard, director of the Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, at a cooling center in Silver Spring.

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July 1, 2019 | Staff Writer

When It Gets Hot, Rockville Has A Spot

The City of Rockville operates four cooling centers when the thermometer hits 95-plus degrees, or when a code red air quality alert is issued for Montgomery County. The centers are at the following facilities: • Lincoln Park Community Center, 357 Frederick Avenue. • Rockville Senior Center, 1150 Carnation Drive. • Thomas Farm Community Center, 700 […]

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September 6, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Another Hot Day on Tap With Cooler Temps Expected Friday

It’s going to be another hot and humid day in Montgomery County and a hyperthermia alert has been issued for Thursday afternoon from noon to 6 p.m. The good news is we should expect much cooler temperatures in the region by Friday. The Office of Emergency Management issues a Hyperthermia Alert whenever the National Weather Service forecasts […]

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July 19, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Another Hot Day on Tap, Code Orange Air Quality Alert Issued

It’s going to be another hot and humid day in Montgomery County and a Code Orange air quality alert has been issued for the entire Washington, D.C. metro region. According to the National Weather Service, a Code Orange air quality alert means that air pollution concentrations within the region may become unhealthy for sensitive groups […]

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June 15, 2017 | Staff Writer

UPDATE: Police Release Drowning Victim’s Name (VIDEO)

Montgomery County police have identified the victim of the June 13 Rocky Gorge drowning as Douglas Alex Merino, 20, from the 500 block of Summit Hall Road in Gaithersburg. His death was ruled an accidental drowning, after an autopsy by the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Baltimore, police said. The Rocky Gorge Reservoir is on […]

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May 17, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, May 17, in Montgomery County

1. Heat Wave: The National Weather Service is predicting the start of some hot days with temperatures expected to rise into the 90s today. A code orange air quality alert has also been issued for Montgomery County. 2. Assignment Education: Farmland and Ronald McNair elementary schools will be honored today by State Superintendent Karen Salmon as part of her […]

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September 7, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Sept. 7, in Montgomery County

UPDATED It’s going to be a hot one as this heat wave continues. Here are five more things to know today, Sept. 7, in Montgomery County: 1. WSSC is scheduled to hold a public hearing about its proposed CIP in Rockville later today. 2. A recognition ceremony is planned for Montgomery County Public Library’s Career […]

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August 26, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 26, in Montgomery County

It’s going to be a scorcher today. Here are five more things to know today, Aug. 26, in Montgomery County: 1. Local leaders and police are holding a news conference today in Gaithersburg to discuss back to school safety, and the expansion of the school bus camera enforcement program. Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students […]

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July 25, 2016 | Sonya Burke

NWS Issues Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Montgomery County

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Montgomery County effective from now thru 10 p.m. Residents should note that heat advisory remains in effect for Montgomery County until 8 p.m. tonight as well. According to Metro officials, trains are operating at a 35 mph speed restriction at all above ground stations […]

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