state of emergency

Aug 24, 2021

Baltimore County declares state of emergency as virus cases rise

Baltimore County's top elected official has declared a new state of emergency as COVID-19 cases continue to climb in the state's third-largest jurisdiction.

Jun 15, 2017

Violence has lawmakers urging Hogan for state of emergency in Baltimore

Two Maryland state senators called on Gov. Larry Hogan to declare a state of emergency in Baltimore in an effort to assist the city in stemming the increase in violence and homicide. The city is on pace again to reach the 300-homicide mark for the third consecutive year while also seeing a spike in non-fatal […]

Oct 2, 2015

Hogan rescinds state of emergency for 8 Md. counties

Gov. Larry Hogan today rescinded the state of emergency in eight Maryland counties — Garrett, Allegany, Washington, Frederick, Carroll, Montgomery, Howard, and Prince George’s — following projections that Hurricane Joaquin was moving away from the state’s Atlantic Coast. But the governor left in place the emergency notice for the remaining 15 Maryland counties and for […[...]

Oct 1, 2015

Hogan: State of emergency in Md. for storm preparations

REISTERSTOWN — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has declared a state of emergency to allow emergency responders to begin to prepare for flooding from heavy rains and damage from a hurricane. The governor spoke Thursday afternoon from the Maryland Emergency Management Agency in Reisterstown. Drenching storms are moving up the East Coast, a region already swamped […]

May 6, 2015

Hogan ends state of emergency in Baltimore

Gov. Larry Hogan today ended the state of emergency declared on April 27 for Baltimore and said his administration would tap $20 million from the state’s Rainy Day Fund to pay for state operations during the civil unrest of last week. “Last week, Maryland citizens and the entire nation watched as Baltimore was consumed by […]

Oct 26, 2012

O’Malley declares storm state of emergency

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Gov. Martin O’Malley is declaring a state of emergency across Maryland as Hurricane Sandy approaches. O’Malley said Friday the declaration gives the state flexibility to activate the Maryland National Guard and provide assistance to local emergency managers. He says everyone should prepare for extreme weather by reviewing their family emergency plans, checking [&hell[...]

Aug 29, 2011

Prescription payment time limits lifted in Maryland

The Maryland Insurance Administration said Insurance Commissioner Therese M. Goldsmith has activated emergency regulations requiring all health insurance carriers in Maryland to waive any time restrictions on payment for prescription medication refills and replacement of durable medical equipment or supplies, eyeglasses and dentures while the state of emergency declared by Governor Martin O’[...]

Aug 26, 2011

Annapolis mayor declares state of emergency

ANNAPOLIS — Annapolis Mayor Joshua Cohen is declaring a state of emergency ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Irene. Cohen declared a state of emergency Friday and is urging the evacuation of low-lying areas by Saturday afternoon. Annapolis police and fire officials will be walking door to door contacting residents, and the Office of Emergency […]

Aug 25, 2011

Ocean City residents ordered to leave town

OCEAN CITY — Ocean City officials have ordered residents to evacuate the resort and the mayor has declared a state of emergency as Hurricane Irene approaches. Mayor Rick Meehan says phase three of the hurricane action plan goes into effect at midnight. Anyone other than emergency personnel is ordered to leave. Meehan is also banning […]

Aug 25, 2011

O’Malley declares state of emergency due to Irene

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley has declared a state of emergency in preparation for Hurricane Irene. The governor made the declaration on Thursday, shortly before he scheduled a news conference to provide an update on the storm. In his disaster declaration, O’Malley notes that while Irene’s path is uncertain, Maryland must prepare for potential destruction […]

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