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  • Business in natural disasters

    Business in natural disasters
    Smiths Detection developed the portable emergency room to treat soldiers on the battlefield. But the tornado that tore through Joplin, Mo., last month, executives at the Edgewood manufacturer say, showed another potential use. The twister, one of the...
  • Peach Bottom exercise under way to test ability of Harford to respond to emergency at nuke plant

    Peach Bottom exercise under way to test ability of Harford to respond to emergency at nuke plant
    If an emergency were to strike at the Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station, Harford County would be ready to go, Emergency Operations deputy manager Rick Ayers said Tuesday. The Emergency Operations Center in Hickory was the focus of a drill, the likes of...
  • Aberdeen council members slam former candidate, water critics, local media, complaining constituents

    Aberdeen council members slam former candidate, water critics, local media, complaining constituents
    Several Aberdeen council members have been blasting former mayoral candidate Patrick McGrady and "myths" about the city they say are being perpetuated through local media. They launched a verbal barrage against the naysayers during Monday's city council...
  • Floods are common and devastating, but we can be prepared

    On behalf of FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), I'm writing in response to your March 14 opinion piece, "Warming: Storm damage ahead" to add insight about flood risk and the NFIP. Your editorial addresses how climate change will add to the...
  • Baltimore, other cities battle federal security funding plan

    Local homeland security officials in Baltimore and across the country are fighting a proposal to change how $2 billion in federal emergency management money is distributed — a change they say would jeopardize regional efforts to respond to terrorist...
  • More homes added on new Howard County flood maps

    County officials are urging residents to purchase insurance policies if their homes have recently been added to newly redrawn flood insurance rate maps. The Federal Emergency Management Agency worked with Maryland's Department of the Environment to...
  • Peach Bottom exercise goes off without a hitch

    Harford County's emergency responders got a perfect report card for their response to a hypothetical disaster at Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station. They were recovering from a major exercise, set every two years, on how they handle a nuclear emergency...
  • Tornadoes, derecho meant a whirlwind start to job for MEMA director Mallette

    Tornadoes, derecho meant a whirlwind start to job for MEMA director Mallette
    One afternoon in early June, Ken Mallette was in Jacksonville driving from a funeral when he got a text message about severe storms striking Maryland. One of the storms' 11 tornadoes had just ravaged nearby Fallston. In his second week as executive...
  • Bel Air Oks loan from fund balance to pay for BB&T building

    The Bel Air Town Commissioners will borrow a little more than $1 million from the town's unreserved fund balance when it goes to settlement on the BB&T site later this month. At Monday's town meeting, the commissioners approved a resolution allowing...
  • Side Street Café reopens, but owner wary of the future

    Side Street Café reopens, but owner wary of the future
    Almost on cue, just as Side Street Cafe owner Ozzie Mehdizadeh was speaking of his loyal customers and their sympathy while his restaurant was being refurbished after a September flood, one such customer emerged into the foyer of his restaurant with a...
  • Irene disaster declaration expanded to include city and county

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency has added Baltimore and Baltimore County to the list of 13 Maryland counties eligible for federal disaster assistance in the wake of Hurricane Irene. FEMA and the Maryland Emergency Management Agency said the...
  • Howard to receive FEMA funds for Tropical Storm Lee damage

    Howard County has reversed its fortunes and will receive federal disaster relief funding for public damages caused by Tropical Storm Lee and the extensive flooding it caused in early September. A county application for such funding previously had been...