Monday, October 29, 2012
Additionally, bridges will close and early voting tomorrow is canceled, Gov. Martin O’Malley said Monday afternoon.
As Hurricane Sandy arrives in Maryland, more than 24,000 state residents are without power, Gov. Martin O’Malley announced in a press briefing Monday afternoon. “This is a very, very dangerous storm and she is intensifying at her center,” he said. O'Malley reiterated that trees, poles and power lines will be knocked down. “The main message of the day is to hunker down and to stay inside,” he said. In the half-hour prior the briefing, which began just after 2 p.m., the number of Marylanders without power rose from around 1,000 to more than 24,000, O'Malley said at Maryland Emergency Management Agency headquarters in Reisterstown. One person died in a weather-related car crash in Montgomery County around 11:30 a.m. Monday, The Washington …
Gov. Martin O’Malley urged Marylanders to stay inside for the next 36 hours and said the storm will take lives as it moves through Maryland.
Gov. Martin O’Malley said Marylanders will die as Hurricane Sandy moves through the state. “The days ahead are going to be very difficult,” he said in a press conference at Maryland Emergency Management Agency headquarters in Reisterstown Monday morning. “There will be people who will die and are killed in the storm.” He urged residents to stay off the roads and stay inside for the next 24 to 36 hours. High winds are anticipated for the Baltimore-Washington area by the early afternoon, O’Malley said. He expects power outages to start this afternoon and this evening. “There will be many trees that will go down and there will be many power lines that will go down,” he said. The storm has intensified in the past 12 hours, the governor said. “…
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Sen. Ben Cardin announced a presidential declaration that gives Maryland federal aid and Gov. Martin O’Malley urged Maryland citizens to stay off the roads Monday at a press conference at MEMA.
President Barack Obama signed a pre-landfall state of emergency declaration for Maryland. The declaration provides federal resources from FEMA and Health and Human Services to state aid, Sen. Ben Cardin announced at a press conference at Maryland Emergency Management Agency headquarters in Reisterstown Sunday night. “Federal partners are here at your request,” he said. Officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services are working alongside state agencies at MEMA’s emergency operations center, which is fully staffed in preparation for Hurricane Sandy. Federal employees from Mississippi, Texas, South Carolina, Indiana and Kansas have come to Maryland’s aid, Cardin said. Military …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
The chairman of the Democratic Governor's Association compares the tone of Chris Christie's keynote at the Republican National Convention to that of Don Rickles' angry humor.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
By Matt McNab, Capital News Service Gov. Martin O'Malley made a surprise appearance in Tampa Tuesday, criticizing Republican candidate Mitt Romney and other high-profile Republicans, leading to a quick, critical response by the state's delegates. O'Malley appeared at the Democrats' "rapid-response" center just outside the convention's security perimeter at a press conference Tuesday, slamming Romney's economic plan and his record at Bain Capital. "Romney economics would spell disaster for America's middle class," he said. "Gov. Romney does not have what it takes to grow this economy. The lessons he learned as a corporate buyout specialist were not lessons that should be applied to a national economy." O'Malley, who as chairman of the …
Monday, July 2, 2012
The governor calls on residents to offer help to each other in the aftermath of the storm.
Monday, July 2, 2012
In a video message, Gov. Martin O'Malley encourages Marylanders to look out for one another and asks people with power and air conditioning to open up their homes to friends and family suffering in the heat.
Monday, August 29, 2011
Gov. Martin O’Malley says some residents may be in the dark for days.
More than 450,000 households in Maryland remained without power 35 hours after peak rain and winds from Hurricane Irene hit the state, and the Baltimore area could experience outages until Friday, officials said Monday. “We have not stopped working since the storm hit,” Gov. Martin O'Malley said from the Maryland Emergency Management Agency’s Reisterstown headquarters. But many remained in the dark. "There are some people who are going to be without electricity for a long period of time—several days,” he said. “We will try our best to give you better estimates so you can make accommodations.” Peak power outages hit Sunday, with 822,000 homes' electricity knocked out by winds of up to 65 mph and heavy rain. Wind gusts peaked at 85 mph. BGE…
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Gov. Martin O'Malley said 823,000 are without power, 200 roads are closed, almost 4,000 residents in shelters and two reported deaths. BWI is open.
Update, 1:45 p.m.: More than 800,000 Maryland residents were without power Sunday, almost 4,000 fled to shelters and two people were killed in a lashing overnight by Hurricane Irene, the Maryland Emergency Management Agency said. Crisfield, in Somerset County, has been issued a mandatory evacuation. Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown said National Guard, Department of Natural Resources and Maryland State Police were aiding in the evacuation. “It’s not life-threatening, but because of rising tides we consider it a precautionary measure,” he said. Ocean City is open as of noon. Nearly 2,000 students who were part of a foreign exchange program that were evacuated will be returning today, Brown said in the latest update for reporters. Sen. Barbara …
Saturday, August 27, 2011
More than 40 state agencies are ready to respond, and BGE and Pepco have crews ready to address power outages.
With the worst of Hurricane Irene expected to hit Ocean City near midnight Saturday, Gov. Martin O’Malley assured Maryland residents the state is ready for anticipated power outages and flooding. As the wind howled just outside the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) headquarters at Camp Fretterd in Reisterstown, O’Malley said the state is ending its preparation phase. More than 40 state agencies are now ready to respond to whatever crises Irene brings. “We do anticipate widespread damage,” said O’Malley, who was joined by Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin during the briefing. President Barack Obama signed an emergency declaration for Maryland Saturday afternoon, which means the state will have access to federal aid …
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Gov. Martin O’Malley urged citizens to prepare supplies to sustain them for 72 hours as Hurricane Irene moves through Maryland. A statewide emergency has been declared as well as a mandatory evacuation of Ocean City.
Gov. Martin O’Malley urged Maryland residents to prepare for flooding, gale winds, electrical outages and torrential rain as Hurricane Irene is headed for the state. He declared a state of emergency and ordered a rare evacuation of Ocean City. “We are fully activated and watching very closely in full preparation mode for the arrival of Hurricane Irene,” O’Malley said Thursday at the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) headquarters in Reisterstown, MD. “This is a large, this is a deadly, this is a slow-moving hurricane that is bearing down on the state of Maryland." The governor has declared a statewide emergency and ordered a mandatory evacuation of Ocean City, MD. Officials anticipate the storm will be a Category 2 when it arrives…