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Governor Larry Hogan Announces ‘Safe Schools Maryland’ School Safety Initiative

Governor Larry Hogan Announces ‘Safe Schools Maryland’ School Safety Initiative Launches New School Safety Tip Line and Mobile App For Reporting Threats ANNAPOLIS, Md. (October 3, 2018) – Governor Larry Hogan today announced the launch of “Safe Schools Maryland,” a tip line and mobile app designed to streamline reporting of possible threats to students school facilities. The governor  Read the Rest…

Governor Larry Hogan Declares State of Emergency for Hurricane Florence

Executive Order Issued Ahead of Storm Making Projected Landfall on the U.S. East Coast ANNAPOLIS, Md. (September 10, 2018)–Governor Larry Hogan today signed Executive Order 01.01.2018.22 declaring a state of emergency beginning Monday, September 10, 2018 ahead of the landfall of Hurricane Florence. The executive order will allow the state to more efficiently coordinate support and provide assistance to  Read the Rest…

Maryland Launches “Know Your Zone” Hurricane Preparedness Campaign

Program Designed to Ease Evacuation in Areas Subject to Tidal Floods, Surge REISTERSTOWN, Md. (June 14, 2018) — With the record-setting 2017 hurricane season still fresh in most American’s minds, the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), in conjunction with local emergency managers, is rolling out a new hurricane and severe weather evacuation system as a  Read the Rest…

MEMA Monitoring Series of Winter Storms Expected to Bring Mix of Precipitation to Parts of State

Residents Should Be Aware and Take Appropriate Actions to Stay Safe REISTERSTOWN, Md. (March 19, 2018) — A series of winter storms is expected to bring frozen precipitation to parts of Maryland, starting tonight and continuing through Wednesday. Timing, temperature and the exact track of each of the systems is still somewhat uncertain, but residents  Read the Rest…

Governor Larry Hogan Directs National Guard to Assist Puerto Rico Following Hurricane Maria

Governor Larry Hogan Directs National Guard to Assist Puerto Rico Following Hurricane Maria Maryland National Guard’s 29th Combat Aviation Brigade to Assist with Water Purification Efforts ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan today announced that he has directed the Maryland National Guard to send resources requested by Puerto Rico to assist in response and relief efforts following  Read the Rest…

Maryland Awarded $2 Million in Grants to Prepare for Terrorist Attacks

Maryland Awarded $2 Million in Grants to Prepare for Terrorist Attacks REISTERSTOWN, Md. (July 13, 2017) — The Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) has been awarded $2,098,575 in order to prepare the State and local communities for terrorist attacks. The award, announced earlier today by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, is part of the  Read the Rest…

Maryland Bracing for Winter Storm Beginning Late Monday

Maryland Bracing for Winter Storm Beginning Late Monday Residents Should Be Aware of Potential Significant Snowfall And Take Actions to Stay Safe Listen to audio of release here. REISTERSTOWN, Md. (March 12, 2017) — Maryland agencies are gearing up for a late-season storm expected to bring significant snowfall to much of central, northern and western  Read the Rest…

Next Winter Weather Storm Arriving in Maryland Later Today

Tuesday Morning Commute Could be Slippery, Slow, and Dangerous  Click here for audio of this release. REISTERSTOWN, Md. (February 8, 2016) — Another round of snow is headed toward Maryland today. Forecasters are expecting precipitation to begin in western Maryland Monday afternoon and then head east throughout the evening. The National Weather Service is currently forecasting  Read the Rest…

Maryland Emergency Management Agency Submits Letter of Intent to FEMA to Pursue Disaster Assistance

REISTERSTOWN, Md. (January 25, 2016) — MEMA Executive Director Russell Strickland has sent a letter of intent for the State of Maryland to pursue federal disaster assistance and to request that FEMA begin the coordination for joint damage assessments following the winter storm that covered Maryland in snow this past weekend. While response efforts, including  Read the Rest…

What does a “State of Emergency” mean?

What does a “State of Emergency” mean? In preparation for the upcoming snowstorm, Governor Larry Hogan has asked State agencies to launch a coordinated effort to keep Marylanders safe and informed in the upcoming days. Earlier today, Governor Hogan signed an Executive Order declaring a state of emergency in Maryland beginning Friday, January 22 at  Read the Rest…

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