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  • Different disasters

    It turns out the Harford County government has met the Federal Emergency Management Agency's threshold of $800,851.02 spent in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Lee to qualify for federal disaster aid. It's an odd number, but no one ever said federal...
  • Baltimore's Steadman station is busiest in nation

    Baltimore's Steadman station is busiest in nation
    Paramedic Kevin Hook's vehicle speeds up Lombard Street, weaving through traffic. His 7 a.m. shift as acting lieutenant at Baltimore's John F. Steadman Fire Station has just begun and Hook is monitoring dozens of calls scrolling down a monitor mounted...
  • Harford still waiting for hurricane, tropical storm reimbursement

    Harford County is preparing to dole out $1.3 million to various departments for storm-related costs from last year's Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee, although it remains to be seen how much the county is reimbursed for storm damage. Treasurer...
  • City to receive FEMA reimbursements for Hurricane Irene expenses

    The city government will be able to use some reimbursement funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to cover certain costs incurred when the city was hit by Hurricane Irene in August. An emergency declaration put into effect by President...
  • Baltimore Police hire former Montgomery County official to oversee training

    Baltimore Police hire former Montgomery County official to oversee training
    The Baltimore Police Department has reached outside its ranks to fill a top command position, hiring a former top official from Montgomery County to lead training efforts. John A. King, the former police chief in Gaithersburg and a former assistant chief...
  • Fire Department clamping down on firefighters' online chatter

    Fire Department clamping down on firefighters' online chatter
    The Baltimore City Fire Department plans to implement new social media guidelines after Chief James S. Clack said he found that firefighters and officers were "crossing the line" by posting inappropriate or sensitive information online. The social...
  • Funding for regional disaster operations on chopping block

    When Howard County decided it wanted a system for disseminating emergency information to its citizens via text message, it tapped into a pool of federal funding to create NotifyMeHoward, which launched in November. When the H1N1 flu virus posed serious...
  • State police stop talking in code

    State police stop talking in code
    Cops are starting to talk like the rest of us. The Maryland State Police became the latest law enforcement agency to throw out its cryptic language, directing officers this week to stop telling each other "10-4" and instead just say "OK." It's a...
  • Federal funding for regional disaster preparedness in doubt

    If a tanker truck full of dangerous chemicals flipped on Interstate 695 in Baltimore County, a locally based, highly trained and well-equipped hazardous materials unit would be able to respond in a flash. When the H1N1 flu virus posed serious threats...
  • Sound the retreat, coastal dwellers

    Sound the retreat, coastal dwellers
    Sea level around the Chesapeake Bay is rising. Larger-than-ever storm surges are a certainty. Land is sinking further. The time has come to plan an orderly human retreat from more development along the watershed's low-lying edges. The science that...
  • Funds for regional disaster preparedness facing cuts

    If a large-scale terror attack were to occur in the Port of Baltimore, responders from Carroll and other counties would be able to coordinate assistance efforts with city responders — thanks in large part to the region's Central Maryland Area...
  • NOAA expects more storms this hurricane season

    As the fifth named storm of the season fell apart in the Caribbean Thursday, federal hurricane forecasters rolled out an update their predictions for the rest of what they still say will be an "active" season. The August outlook calls for a slight...