Church of the Brethren Disasters Ministries, based in New Windsor, coordinates disaster relief project all the country, and even the world. Recent projects have included helping home owners in North and South Carolina rebuild after flooding related to Hurricane Matthew, according to Jeff McKee.
A strong low-pressure system is forecast to bring as much as 2 inches of rain and chances for severe thunderstorms across Maryland on Friday. Then, unsettled and potentially dreary weather is forecast for the weekend.
A winter storm watch is in effect across Central Maryland, warning of chances for 3 to 6 inches of wet, heavy snow and as much as a quarter of an inch of ice through Wednesday. The National Weather Service said there is potential for "significant snowfall" and then sleet and ice.
This year, having recorded 84.56 inches of rain in the gauge in his backyard, Catonsville resident Tom Atkins may have broken a state record that will be recognized by the National Weather Service for the most rainfall measured in one location during a calendar year in Maryland.
Snow showers tapered off by the end of the Friday evening commute around Baltimore, but meteorologists warned conditions could remain treacherous on roadways into Saturday morning after days under the chill of the polar vortex. Then, a significant warm-up is in the forecast.
About 60 people attended a community meeting, hosted by Harford County Councilman Andre Johnson, Monday at the Harford County Sheriff's Office Southern Precinct to share their concerns about the proposed Abingdon Business Park, with more than 2.5 million square feet of retail and warehouse space.
When the Maryland General Assembly convenes for its 2019 session next week, Howard County’s delegation will tackle an agenda that’s been forming for the past several months — and will have a few new faces to help carry it out.
Flooding is possible in Baltimore and along the Interstate 95 corridor Friday, meteorologists warned, as one more rainstorm adds to a record 2018 precipitation total. An inch or two of rain is expected to fall during the day Friday. A flood watch is in effect along I-95.
Saying Howard County “must make sure we are not using a sledgehammer when only a scalpel is necessary,” County Executive Calvin Ball said Thursday that the county will continue its move to acquire buildings in historic Ellicott City, but has not committed to demolishing them.
You can't mention 2018 without talking about weather. Intense precipitation washed out roads, softened soils and down trees. Festival goers were forced to turn elsewhere for entertainment on multiple occasions, as iconic Carroll County events were rained out. And a tornado tore through Mount Airy.
More heavy rain is expected over much of Maryland heading into the weekend as the wettest year on record continues. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch Thursday, Dec. 20, for all of the state except extreme Western Maryland and parts of the lower Eastern Shore.
Another round of heavy rain could produce more flooding Thursday night and Friday across Maryland. A flood watch is in effect across the Baltimore region from Thursday evening through Friday afternoon. At least an inch or two of rain is forecast, with chances for 3-4 inches in some spots.
As of this writing, 35 members have signed on support a Green New Deal select committee — a direct result of pressure from their constituents. In Maryland, only Congressman Jamie Raskin has. It's time to demand similar support from others.