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Mayor Rawlings-Blake Thanks Employees, Non-Profit Partners And Volunteers For Their Part In City’s Storm Response Effort

Today, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake issued the following statement regarding the city’s storm response: "Yesterday, almost nine days after a sudden summer storm hit the Baltimore region, I ordered the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to stand down. Since early morning on Saturday, June 3...

Mayor Rawlings-Blake Provides Update On Storm Recovery

Information on Emergency Ice Distribution and Code Red Cooling Centers. City crews continue to clear downed trees, prepare for morning commute. This morning, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake provided an update on the City’s response to Friday’s storm. Baltimore Emergency Operations C...

LEPC Special Announcement- Nationwide Test Of The Emergency Alert System November 9th

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will conduct the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS). The national test will occur on Wednesday, November 9th at 2 pm and will last up to 30 sec...

Mayor’s Office Of Emergency Management Advises Residents Affected By Natural Gas Outage In Locust Point Neighborhood In South Baltimore

Today, gas service was interrupted to approximately 1200 residents in the South Baltimore-Locust Point area. The outage could last days and residents and businesses should prepare now and stay informed. Prior to service restoration for the area, BGE must access all the homes and businesses to phys...

Baltimore City Announces Participation In National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month, and the City of Baltimore has committed to participate to increase preparedness in the City and throughout the United States.  This event, now in its ninth

Mayor’s Office Of Emergency Management And Target® Team Up For National Preparedness Day

Baltimore residents have experienced an earthquake, a hurricane and widespread flooding over the past three weeks. Fortunately, Baltimore City was largely spared from serious damage. However, the major destruction these events inflicted on other East Coast cities serves to reinforce the importance ...

Mayor Rawlings-Blake Declares State Of Emergency For Baltimore

Local declaration ensures comprehensive hurricane preparation and helps allow for future federal reimbursement of potential storm costs This afternoon at 4:19pm, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake officially declared a State of Emergency for Baltimore in order to ensure comprehensive preparations for H...

Mayor Makes Sand Bags Available For Residents And Businesses In The Flood-Prone Areas Of Baltimore

In preparation for incoming Hurricane Irene, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake ordered that sand and sandbags be delivered to strategic locations in Baltimore for residents and businesses to protect their properties. The Mayor urged residents and business owners who live or operate in at-risk coastal ...

Mayor Orders The Office Of Emergency Management To Monitor And Prepare For Impacts From Hurricane Irene

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake ordered the Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management to closely monitor Hurricane Irene and begin working with City agencies to develop response plans. The Mayor has ordered the City’s primary Emergency Operations Center to open at 7:00 a.m. on Friday, August 26, 2011. T...

Be Prepared For Severe Weather

Tornadoes hit Maryland, Hurricane Season Approaching During April, at least 8 tornadoes hit Maryland, destroying homes and damaging properties. Neighboring states have recently experienced tornadoes, and are now being threatened with record flooding. And hurricane season starts June 1. Are you re...

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