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  • County Encourages Residents to Prepare for Heavy Rains and Potential Flooding The National Weather Service is issuing a Flash Flood Watch from 8 a.m. Friday, October 2, through 8 p.m. Saturday, October 3, 2015. A Flood Watch is issued when conditions are favorable for flooding. It does not mean flooding will occur, but it is possible. The County is expected to get between three and six inches of rain during that time with periods of very heavy rain within sustained steady and moderate rainfall. This is a separate prediction from any additional rainfall produced by Hurricane Joaquin. It is still too early to predict the effects of Hurricane Joaquin on the County but its track is being constantly monitored and its impact would potentially be felt from Sunday into Monday. Updated information about Hurricane Joaquin will be provided as it becomes available. Due to the already heavy rainfall throughout the County earlier this week, and the current forecast, there is the potential for flooding in many areas of the County. Montgomery County emergency respon ...more [Read More] Montgomery County, MD - Office of Public Information - Press Releases
  • Leggett, Councilmembers Participate in Groundbreaking Ceremony for new Progress Place homeless facility
    Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Progress Place facility at 11:30 a.m. today at 8110 Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring, behind Fire Station #1. The groundbreaking is the realization of a Public Private Partnership with Bethesda-based developer Washington Property Company. The new Progress Place facility will be home to programs already operating out of the current location including services to low-income and homeless populations in the Silver Spring area, but will now also include 21 Personal Living Quarters on the fourth floor to provide long-term housing solutions. “I am proud of the people of Silver Spring for their commitment to this constructive approach to assisting homeless people,” said Leggett. “We needed a new facility to continue to provide high level services for this population, equal to if not better than, those provided over the years.” Leggett was jo ...more [Read More] Montgomery County, MD - Office of Public Information - Press Releases
  • Announcing 6th Annual Seasoned Spellers Bee Hosted by Friends of the Library, Montgomery County Friends of the Library, Montgomery County (FOLMC) announces its 6th Annual Seasoned Spellers Bee to take place Saturday, October 17 at 11 a.m., at the Rockville Memorial Library, 21 Maryland Avenue. The Bee is free and open to the public to watch. Join the audience to watch seniors compete to be Montgomery County’s next Senior Spelling Champion. Contestants may still register through October 12. For more information or to register, visit , call 240-777-0020 or email . FOLMC is a 32-year-old, non-profit membership organization with 17 chapters dedicated to enhancing and promoting public libraries through fundraising and advocacy efforts. FOLMC operates two award-winning used bookstores -- one in Rockville and another in Wheaton. To join or receive more information about FOLMC, visit . ...more [Read More] Montgomery County, MD - Office of Public Information - Press Releases

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Montgomery County is Maryland's most populous jurisdiction and its most affluent. The County is located adjacent to the nation's capital, Washington, D.C., and includes 497 square miles of land area. The topography is rolling with small hills. Elevations range from 52 feet above sea level near the District Line to 850 feet in the northern portion of the County near Damascus. To help orient people unfamiliar with the County, a simple map is included on this Web site. Demographics (PDF) about the county are available from the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning CommissionLearn more.

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