Cold Emergency in Effect Tonight Until Monday Morning

A Cold Emergency Alert has been issued for Montgomery County for 7 PM on Friday until 9am on Monday, January 22. Expect wind chill values to be near or below zero. These dangerously cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin or hypothermia.

Per Police, “Try to stay indoors if possible. Take extra precautions if you work or spend long amounts of time outdoors. Wear extra layers and when possible, take frequent breaks in a warm location. If you need relief from the cold, visit County facilities such as LibrariesRecreation Centers, and Senior Centers during business hours. Public shopping centers are also available as warm locations during their hours of operation.

Residents concerned about the well-being of a homeless individual can call the 24-hour Line at 240-907-2688. Outreach partners will attempt to locate the individual and offer resources and support. For additional information on County services contact MC311 by calling 3-1-1 or 240-777-0311, or through the website.

If a resident is facing a utility shut-off, the County’s Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Home Energy Programs (OHEP) may be able to help. Call OHEP at 240-777-4450 or call 3-1-1.  Apply online at

Executive Regulation 17-17, unattended tethering of dogs goes into effect during periods of extreme cold. The penalty for this violation is a $500 fine. If you see an animal left outside that appears to be in danger, please call the Animal Services Division immediately at 301-279-8000.”

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March 1st (Friday) 6pm-7:30pm

March 2nd (Saturday) 6pm-7:30pm

March 3rd (Sunday) 10:30am -12pm and 3:30pm-5pm

Location:18031 Central Park Cir, Boyds, MD 20841

Price: $349 + AC Milan Junior Camp Kit


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