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  1. NWS: Severe thunderstorm warning for Balto Co til 6 p.m. http://ow.ly/B0zrw ^EA

    NWS: Severe thunderstorm warning for Balto Co til 6 p.m. http://ow.ly/B0zrw ^EA


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    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR... EASTERN FREDERICK COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL...
    2014-09-02T22:33:36+01:00http://www.facebook.com/BaltimoreCountyPoliceandFire/posts/847888028554663
  2. NWS: Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Baltimore County until 10 p.m. tonight. http:...

    NWS: Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Baltimore County until 10 p.m. tonight. http://ow.ly/B0uOe ^JW


    Severe Thunderstorm Watch
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    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS EXTENDED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 489 TO INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING AREAS UNTIL 10 PM EDT THIS EVENING THE DISTRICT OF...
    2014-09-02T22:00:38+01:00http://www.facebook.com/BaltimoreCountyPoliceandFire/posts/847875955222537
  3. #BCoPD locates woman missing after August 27 incident on Bero Road in Lansdowne....

    #BCoPD locates woman missing after August 27 incident on Bero Road in Lansdowne. http://ow.ly/B0aGh ^JW
    2014-09-02T20:05:46+01:00http://www.facebook.com/BaltimoreCountyPoliceandFire/posts/847839771892822

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Baltimore County Police and Fire News

Official News Blog of Baltimore County police, fire, homeland security and emergency management. Call 911 to report crimes in progress and emergencies.
Keyword: safety

Two of Central Maryland’s most serious weather disasters – tornadoes and flooding – commonly occur during the spring and summer months.

Local emergency preparedness officials encourage citizens and business owners to take time now to:

  • Review their home and business emergency plans – or to develop one, if they don’t have one.
  • Familiarize themselves with where to go and what to do when tornadoes threaten.
  • Educate licensed drivers to “Turn Around, Don’t Drown” when confronted with standing water in roadways.

Flood Safety Awareness Week

Next week, March 16 to 22, is National Flood Safety Awareness Week.

Floods and flash floods take more lives than any other weather disaster. More than half of those fatalities occur when vehicles are swept away by flood waters.

The National Weather Service’s “Turn Around, Don’t Drown” campaign raises awareness about the hazards of attempting to drive through floodwaters. Visit www.floodsafety.noaa.gov for detailed information about this campaign and other flood safety issues.

Also, www.floodsmart.gov – the web site of the National Flood Insurance Program – is an extremely valuable resource about flood risks and flood insurance. The site contains the most recent information on flood maps and allows you to enter your zip code for information about your level of flood risk.

“Now is the time to determine your flood risk and whether you need flood insurance,” said Mark Hubbard, Baltimore County’s Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

Tornado Season

Though tornadoes are usually associated with the Midwest, they are fairly common in Maryland as well. The conditions that spawn tornadoes can occur at any time of year, but especially in spring and summer.

Bookmark the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) excellent resource on tornadoes, www.ready.gov/tornadoes. This site includes where to go and what to do when a tornado is sighted.

The next edition of “Police Report,” the Baltimore County Police Department’s cable TV program, runs through November.

The topic of the opening segment is crime prevention and personal safety during the winter months. Detective Carl Lindhorst appears in that segment and provides tips to protect yourself, your home and personal property throughout the winter months.

The second segment focuses on forensic artistry. Detective Evelyn Grant gives us insight on how her work as a forensic artist is used to identify unknown victims, provide investigative leads and help bring closure to grieving family members and friends.

The program airs five days a week on cable Channel 25, only in Baltimore County. The times are:

  • Monday: Noon and 8:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday: Noon and 9 p.m.
  • Thursday: 11 a.m. and 10 p.m.
  • Friday: 10:30 a.m. and 10 p.m.

Police Report is also available online, to watch on your own computer, on your own schedule.

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