July 1, 2014

Summer Storm Preparedness Tips

The Atlantic hurricane and summer storm season has begun. Just two years ago, the County was hit by a severe thunderstorm categorized as a "derecho." While a storm of that magnitude is uncommon in the County, our area does experience several severe thunderstorms every summer.

That’s why the County encourages residents to take severe storm warnings issued by the National Weather Service seriously - and take the appropriate precautions to stay safe.

One important precaution residents can take is to sign up for Alert Montgomery and receive up-to-date information on hurricane watches, warnings and other storms. Alert Montgomery sign-up information is also available on-line at the County’s Call Center MC311, or by calling 3-1-1 or 240-777-0311, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Alerts can be sent to one or more electronic devices including: cell phones, pagers, smart phones and home and work email accounts.

See more storm preparedness tips.