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Articles about HSEMA in local, regional and national news:

July 1, 2020:  DCist, Andrew Giambrone Trump Administration Touts July 4 Fireworks Plans As D.C. Officials Urge People To Stay Home 

July 1, 2020:  The DC Post, Deirdre Paine Two Drive-In Movie Theaters Coming to Washington DC 

June 30, 2020: Washington Times, Sophie Kaplan  Bowser approves Nationals to train, play in D.C. 

June 30, 2020: The Washington Post, Gene Wang Nationals granted D.C. approval to open ballpark for spring training reboot 

June 11, 2020: DVIDS, Jeffrey Soares: Answering the Call in the Battle Against COVID-19 
June 10, 2020: Washington Informer, James Wright: D.C. Homeland Security Details Emergency Kit Must-Haves 
June 10, 2020: Washington Informer, James Wright: D.C. Prepared for Hurricane Season, Officials Say 
June 1, 2020: Washington Post,  Craig Timberg, Elizabeth Dwoskin and Fenit Nirappil   Twitter became a major vehicle for misinformation about unrest in D.C. 
May 11, 2020: WJLA, Samantha Mitchell (ABC 7): D.C. announces sudden passing of Operations Chief who served for 13 years 
May 11, 2020: The Georgetowner: DC Opens COVID-19 Hospital at Convention Center 

May 11, 2020: WUSA9: Washington Convention Center transforms into extra COVID-19 hospital

March 4, 2020: FOX5DC: How the nation's capital is preparing for coronavirus

March 4, 2020: theDCPost: DC Has Planning Underway for Worst-Case Scenario Against Corona Virus

March 4, 2020: theDCLine: Press Release: Mayor Boswer Announces Security Grant Funds Available for District Nonprofits and Houses of Worship

March 4, 2020: Fox5: Maryland can now test for coronavirus on its own

March 3, 2020: NBC4: Inside DC's Coronavirus Response Plans

March 3, 2020: WUSA9'We have no confirmed cases in DC. prevention is the priority'

January 11, 2020: Fox5: DC security plan in place amid US, Iran tensions

January 10, 2020: StateScoop: Iran airstrike hasn't elevated network activity in D.C., officials say

January 9, 2020: WUSA9: DC mayor: 'We are aware of no specific threats to our city'

January 9, 2020: Washington Times: Washington, D.C., beefing up security measures amid rising tensions with Iran

January 4, 2020: The Hill: DC Mayor: 'No immediate threats' to city after Soleimani strike

January 7, 2020: The DC Line: Press Release: Mayor Bowser Deploys District Snow Team to Treat Roads Ahead of Rain, Snow Mix

January 3, 2020: NBC Washington: 'No Immediate Threats' to DC After Airstrike Kills Iran General, Mayor Says

January 3, 2020: WJLA: How is the nation's capital preparing for possible retaliation from Iran?  

January 3, 2020: WAMU: Washington Area Officials Respond To Assassination Of Top Iranian Military Leader, Potential War  

January 3, 2019: Fox5: DC Mayor: No immediate threats to District following airstrike that killed Iran's top military commander

December 31, 2019: Popville: Mayor Bowser: Mayor Bowser: "In Washington, DC, we stand up for our neighbors, we denounce anti-Semitism and hatred in all forms"

December 30, 2019: WUSA9: Following rise in anti-Semitic attacks, Jewish leaders and DC officials work together ot increase security

October 25, 2019: Fox 5 DC: DC Mayor, Homeland Security Director get city ready for World Series

October 25, 2019: WTOP: Nats World Series FAQ: Everything you need to know

October 24, 2019: Fox 5 DC: DC officials release details on security plans as World Series match-up heads to the District

October 23, 2019: ABC7 WJLA: Here's how you can stay safe at the upcoming Nats World Series home games

September 23, 2019: Larry O'Connor Show: Shut Down DC Protests

September 23, 2019: USA Today: Climate change activists 'shut down D.C.' and disrupt morning commutes at busy intersections

September 23, 2019: CNN: Climate protests bring gridlock to DC morning traffic

September 23, 2019: Washington Times: Climate protesters shut down intersections across D.C.

September 22, 2019: NBC4: Climate Activists Plan to Block Busy DC Intersections Monday

September 21, 2019: WUSA9: Climate change activists gear up to #ShutDownDC Monday, defending their decision to disrupt traffic

September 17, 2019: Washington Post: Senate panel inches toward reimbursing D.C. for Trump's Fourth of July Celebrations

July 17, 2019: HS Today: How States are Changing the Face of Emergency Management

July 8, 2019: DCist: Dozens Of People Had To Be Rescued Amid Emergency Flash Flooding

July 8, 2019: NY Daily News: D.C. flooding hits streets, metro stations, White House basement

July 8, 2019: WTOP: Roads become rivers, drivers swim to safety in DC flood emergency

July 8, 2019: Washington Post:  Here's what you need to know to know about the afternoon commute following Monday morning's flooding

July 8, 2019: WTOP: High water and flooding close roads around DC region

July 8, 2019: NBC: Flash flooding hits Washington, D.C., prompting water rescues

July 8, 2019: Wall Street Journal: Washington, D.C., Area Threatened By Flash Floods

June 27, 2019: WUSA9: Mayor Muriel Bowser activates DC's Heat Emergency Plan

June 22, 2019: WTOP: Cellphones near National Mall targeted for emergency test

June 21, 2019: Washington Post: Ahead of Fourth of July, D.C. to test emergency alert system

June 21, 2019: PoPville: Heads Up if you're on or near the Mall tomorrow (Saturday)

June 21, 2019: NBC4: Here's Why Your Phone Could Buzz at the National Mall Saturday

June 20, 2019: WTOP: Ahead of July Fourth crowds, DC to test emergency alert system

June 20, 2019: CBS WJZTV: Wireless Emergency Alert Test Could Impact Marylanders This Weekend

May 30, 2019: Fairfax News: Mayor Bowser Activates Heat Emergency Plan

May 15, 2019: WTOP: Faith leaders who lived through mass shootings meet with DC safety officials

May 14: Associated Press/CBS: DC Religious Leaders Talk About Healing After Mass Shootings, MPD Enhance Security

March 6, 2019: Washington Informer: Bowser Prioritizes Ssafety in Faith-Based Communities

January 30, 2019: Washington Post: Frigid air plunges into Washington as an Arctic front chills million

November 1, 2018: AFRO: DC Mayor Announces New Grants to Improve Safety in Religious Institutions

October 29, 2018: WAMU: D.C. Will Give $1 Million To Religious Organizations For Security

October 29, 2018: DCist: D.C. Will Give Religious Institutions $1 Million to Ramp Up Security

October 25, 2018:  Homeland Security Today: How to Spot a Suspicious Package and What to Do Next

October 24, 2018: Fox4: What we know about the explosive devices targeting Democrats

October 24, 2018: NBC Washington: DC Homeland Security: Public Key to Preventing Attacks

October 24, 2018: ABC7 WJLA: DC's Director of Homeland Security urges vigilance after suspicious packages surface

September 12, 2018: Kojo Nnamdi Show: How to prepare for a hurricane

September 11, 2018: CurbedDC: D.C. declares state of emergency for Hurricane Florence

September 11, 2018: Washington Post: D.C. declares state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Florence, braces for 'torrential rain'

September 11, 2018: Fox5: DC Mayor Muriel Bowser declares state of emergency in District ahead of Hurricane Florence

September 11, 2018: WAMU 88.5 News: D.C. Joins Maryland And Virginia In Declaring State Of Emergency As Hurricane Florence Approaches

September 11, 2018: WUSA9: DC prepares to protect downtown from Florence with levee that has never been used

August 12, 2018: Washington DC Patch: 'Unite The Right' Rally, Counter Protests Sunday: What To Know

August 9, 2018: WAMU 88.5 News: MPD Chief Says They're Ready For 'Unite The Right 2', As Mayor Activates Emergency Operations Center

August 3, 2018: Washingtonian: We Asked DC's Crisis-Management Team To Get us Out of an Escape Room

June 15, 2018: DCist: With A Heat Index Forecast to Hit 104, D.C. Activates First Heat Emergency Of The Season

June 12, 2018: WTOP: Your guide to the Capitals' victory parade

June 11, 2018: Fox5: Washington Capitals Stanley Cup championship victory parade route, street closures and other info

June 11, 2018: Washingtonian: Capitals DC Victory Parade: Road Closures, Bathrooms, Where to Charge Your Phone

June 11, 2018: ABC7 WJLA: GUIDE: Washington Capitals Stanley Cup championship parade/rally

May 31, 2018: Homeland Security Today: Hurricane Season 2018: How Emergency Leaders Plan to Weather the Storms

May 17, 2018: ABC7: Rescue crews on standby as flood risk to continue through Saturday across D.C. area

April 25, 2018: NBC4: Local Government Must Remain Vigilant Against Constant Cyberattack Attempts

April 25, 2018: NBC4: In Age of Daily Threats, Nearly Defunct D.C. Homeland Security Commission Gets New Life

April 23, 2018: WUSA9: DC on alert after driver kills pedestrians in Toronto

April 16, 2018: WUSA9: Don't turn off emergency alerts, even if your phone woke you at 4 a.m.

April 4, 2018: The Washington Post: Don't be alarmed if you get a loud noise and text Thursday on your mobile device

April 4, 2018: NBC4: Emergency Alert Test Headed to 5 Million Cellphones in DC Area on Thursday

April 2, 2018: HillRag: DC Emergency Alert System to be Tested Thursday

March 25, 2018: Washington Post: More armed police or fewer guns? How to fix our nation's gun violence issues.

March 24, 2018: Yahoo News: How D.C. protects rallies like the March for Our Lives

March 1, 2018: Fox5 DC: DC region prepares for potentially dangerous windstorm

February 28, 2018  WAMU 88.5 News: After Florida Shooting, Washington Area School Districts Mull More Security

February 11, 2018: Washington Examiner: Trump's military parade faces resistance from federal, local officials

February 7, 2018: NBC4: DC Mayor: 'Just Like the Wall', Trump Would have to Pay for Military Parade

February 7, 2018: The Washington Post: 'Tanks but no tanks': D.C. officials pan Trump's proposed grand military parade

February 7, 2018: WAMU 88.5 News: On Trump's Military Parade, D.C. Officials Say More Funk, Fewer Tanks

January 18, 2018: Kojo Nnamdi Show: Is The Sky Falling? How To Assess Emergency Alerts And Your Own Preparedness

January 17, 2018: WAMU: Why A False Emergency Alert Is Less Likely In Washington Than In Hawaii

January 16, 2018: Telemundo: Washington DC busca evitar alertas por error

January 16, 2018: ABC7 WJLA: Amid recent false alarms in Hawaii and Japan, are D.C.'s fallout shelters obsolete?

January 16, 2018: NBC4: DC Officials Say False Emergency Alarm Is Unlikely

December 15, 2017: Fox5 DC: ISIS threat? New propaganda poster shows Washington National Cathedral on fire

December 12, 2017: ABC7 WJLA: Addressing security concerns in the nation's capital 

December 11, 2017: ABC7 WJLA: Authorities know of no credible terrorism threat for D.C. following NYC attack

December 11, 2017: WTOP: DC's security leader on what the NYC explosion means for the District

December 1, 2017: El Tiempo Latino: Alcaldia de DC cuenta con nuevo director de Seguridad y Manejo de Emergencias

December 1, 2017: Washington Hispanic: Nuevo Director de Seguridad y la Agencia de Administración de Emergencias de D.C

October 16, 2017: Washington Examiner: How to survive a nuclear bomb in DC (yes, really)

September 20, 2017: Washington Post: Juggalos, Trump supporters and counterprotesters met on the Mall. Here’s how 30 events peacefully coincided.

September 11, 2017: ABC7 WJLA: DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency brings #ReadyDC to Good Morning Washington

June 27, 2017: NBC4: July 4th Security Plan in Place for National Mall

December 05, 2016: The Straits Times: US Capital Gears Up for Big Protests at Inauguration

December 04, 2016: The Walton Sun: D.C. Readies for Horde of Inaugural Protesters

December 02, 2016: Washington Post: D.C. Prepares For a Million Inauguration Visitors – and Protesters

November 29, 2016: ABC 7 WJLA: Inauguration Preparations, Impact, Cost and More With DC HSEMA

November 29, 2016: The Hoya: DC Considers Scaling Back Inauguration Spending

November 28, 2016: Council on Foreign Relations: Domestic Security in the Age of ISIS

November 18, 2016: CNBC: Why The Price Tag for Inaugural Safety May Go Up

November 10, 2016: WTOP: Residents, Commuters Should Prepare Now for Inauguration Day

July 8, 2016: StreetSense: High Temperatures Test City Heat Emergency Plan

July 7, 2016: WeatherNation TV: Watch: Washington, D.C. Heat Emergency Plan Activated

July 7, 2016: WAMU 88.5 News: HEAT Emergency Likely Through Weekend, With Heat Index Topping 100

July 6, 2016: DCW 50 Television: DC 2016 Heat Emergency Plan Information

June 21, 2016: Newsweek: How Washington, D.C., Is Preparing for the Next Terrorist Attack

June 20, 2016: The Washington Post: For Metro riders, summer starts with partial shutdown of 3 rail lines

June 16, 2016: Hillrag.com: Are You Ready for Hazardous CSX Train Derailment?

April 15, 2016: Federal News Radio: The state of DC’s emergency management operations

April 4, 2016: NBC4: DC 911 Call Center Power Outage Reveals Backup Generator Problem         

March 30, 2016: NBC4: Major Road Closures for Nuclear Security Summit

March 28, 2016: DCist: The Nuclear Non-Options: Security Summit Will Cause A 'Tough Traffic Day'

February 18, 2016: WTOP: D.C. officials assess local response to massive blizzard

February 4, 2016: Washington City Paper: D.C. Will Form Disability Advisory Committee to Improve Snow Response

January 27, 2016: The Washington Post: D.C. officials don’t want to hear how fast they clear snow in New York City

January 24, 2016: DCist: D.C. And Federal Government Offices Are Closed

January 24, 2016: Associated Press/WJLA: D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser says Sunday is Day 1 of dig out effort

January 23, 2016: DCist: D.C. Officials: No Power Outages At this Time, but Storm is Still Strong

January 22, 2016: WAMU: Bowser Warns D.C. About ‘Life or Death’ Stakes With This Storm