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  1. More on the stabbing in 8400 block of Loch Raven Boulevard: Baltimore County Po...

    More on the stabbing in 8400 block of Loch Raven Boulevard: Baltimore County Police are investigating a stabbing in the Loch Raven area.

    On July 25 at 8:55 p.m., Baltimore County Police were dispatched to the 8400-block of Loch Raven Blvd., 21234 for a stabbing. Police investigation revealed that an unknown male suspect stabbed the victim and fled in an unknown direction from the scene. The motive for the crime is unknown at this time.

    The unidentified male victim has been transported to an area hospital for treatment. His condition is unknown at this time.

    Anyone with information about this crime is being asked to call the Baltimore County Police Department at (410) 307-2020.
    2014-07-26T15:24:20+01:00http://www.facebook.com/BaltimoreCountyPoliceandFire/posts/828919713784828
  2. Police continue to search at Pretty Boy Dam for the missing man. No additional i...

    Police continue to search at Pretty Boy Dam for the missing man. No additional information at this time. ^RM
    2014-07-26T15:06:45+01:00http://www.facebook.com/BaltimoreCountyPoliceandFire/posts/828912887118844
  3. Police investigating stabbing of male in the 8400 block of Loch Raven Blvd. Vict...

    Police investigating stabbing of male in the 8400 block of Loch Raven Blvd. Victim taken to hospital in serious condition. No further. ^RM
    2014-07-26T02:34:41+01:00http://www.facebook.com/BaltimoreCountyPoliceandFire/posts/828687000474766
  4. Investigating incident w/ male subject falling from the Pretty Boy Dam. Search t...

    Investigating incident w/ male subject falling from the Pretty Boy Dam. Search to continue in the morning. No further info. ^RM
    2014-07-26T02:28:30+01:00http://www.facebook.com/BaltimoreCountyPoliceandFire/posts/828685243808275

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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: tornado

Heat Can Kill

Today’s heat index has hit triple digits. We remind people to try to stay indoors during the heat of the day – 3:24 until 7 p.m.

An air conditioned building will help guard against heat-related health problems. If the home is not air conditioned, first responders and health officials suggest people go to malls, libraries and other public areas. The County web site offers a rundown on cooling centers throughout the area.

Check on the elderly and disabled to see that they are cool and hydrated. Ask them if they need water or other provisions for three days if needed.

Heat stroke and heat exhaustion can happen quickly when the temperature and humidity rise. Keeping hydrated is a necessity to counteract the problems. We recommend drinking lots of water. Avoid alcohol as it dehydrates the body.

Power Outages

Power outages occur often during severe thunderstorms and windy conditions. Be prepared for loss of power. Have plenty of batteries on hand for flashlights and radios. Do not use candles if possible. Candles can cause fires if left unattended.

When power is lost, people often turn to generators for alternative power. While helpful, generators can kill if not used properly. Generators should be placed at least 15 feet from the dwelling to prevent deadly carbon monoxide poisoning. It is colorless, odorless, and tasteless.

Charge all cellphones before the storm hits. A cellphone car charger is a good backup when the power is out.

Be ready before a storm hits. Keep enough water on hand for three days. One gallon per person per day is recommended. Again, check our web site for more information on emergency preparedness.

Storms, Lightning and Tornadoes

Extreme heat and humidity equals the perfect storm for severe thunderstorms and lightning.

The Midwest isn’t the only part of the country to experience tornadoes. Twisters have occurred here in Baltimore County.

County residents can keep posted on the latest news regarding dangerous conditions through the Baltimore County Emergency Management Twitter account @BACOemergency or our Facebook account at, www.facebook.com/baltimorecountypoliceandfire.

Flash Floods

Strong storms can cause flash flooding. Do not drive through standing water. It is difficult to gauge the depth of the water when a flash flood occurs. A vehicle can be swept away in a matter of minutes. It is the number one cause of weather-related deaths in Maryland.

Call 911 in an emergency.

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.

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