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

The topic in the opening segment is Precinct 9 White Marsh. Captain Chris Kelly, commander of Precinct 9 White Marsh, discusses the daily operations and activities in the White Marsh area of Baltimore County.

The second segment focuses on home safety during the warm weather months. Sergeant Charles Fleet of the Woodlawn Precinct’s Community Outreach Team offers crime prevention tips to help prevent your family from becoming a victim of crime during the vacation and summer season.

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

Monday: 10:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Wednesday: 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Thursday: Noon, 4 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m., 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m., 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m., 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Police Report is available online if you would like to watch it on your own computer, on your own schedule.

Watches, Warnings or Advisories for
Baltimore (MDC005) Maryland

This page shows alerts currently in effect for Baltimore (MDC005) Maryland and is normally updated every two-three minutes. Please see here for other state and listing by county.

Last updated: 18:14 EDT on 06-23-2015
Severe Thunderstorm Warning
Issued: June 23 at 6:14PM EDT
Expiring: June 23 at 6:45PM EDT
Urgency: Immediate
Status: Actual
Areas affected:Anne Arundel; Baltimore; Baltimore City; Carroll; Harford
Flash Flood Warning
Issued: June 23 at 6:11PM EDT
Expiring: June 23 at 9:45PM EDT
Urgency: Immediate
Status: Actual
Areas affected:Baltimore; Harford
Severe Thunderstorm Warning
Issued: June 23 at 6:01PM EDT
Expiring: June 23 at 6:30PM EDT
Urgency: Immediate
Status: Actual
Areas affected:Anne Arundel; Baltimore; Baltimore City; Carroll; Frederick; Howard; Montgomery; Prince Georges
Severe Thunderstorm Warning
Issued: June 23 at 5:51PM EDT
Expiring: June 23 at 6:30PM EDT
Urgency: Immediate
Status: Actual
Areas affected:Baltimore; Carroll; Frederick
Severe Thunderstorm Watch
Issued: June 23 at 4:53PM EDT
Expiring: June 23 at 11:00PM EDT
Urgency: Expected
Status: Actual
Areas affected:Allegany; Anne Arundel; Baltimore; Baltimore City; COUNTYNAME; Carroll; Charles; Frederick; Harford; Howard; Montgomery; Prince Georges; St. Marys; Washington
Heat Advisory
Issued: June 23 at 2:56PM EDT
Expiring: June 23 at 7:00PM EDT
Urgency: Expected
Status: Actual
Areas affected:Anne Arundel; Calvert; Central and Southeast Howard; Central and Southeast Montgomery; Charles; Prince Georges; Southeast Harford; Southern Baltimore; St. Marys

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

March 15 to 21 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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