Thursday, January 24, 2013
FEMA may reimburse up to 75 percent of storm-related expenses.
The deadline is approaching for nonprofits to claim federal aid for expenses related to Superstorm Sandy. The late-October storm drenched the mid-Atlantic. Nonprofits like volunteer fire companies must submit paperwork to the Federal Emergency Management Agency by Feb. 2. FEMA funding is only available for expenses incurred between Oct. 26 and Nov. 4. According to a Baltimore County news release, nonprofits must prove at least $1,000 in storm expenses, and will have 60 days to send in lists of storm damages and expenses. Up to 75 percent of storm expenses—including generators, repairs and tools—can be reimbursed. For more information and copies of FEMA's forms, residents can contact Baltimore County Office of Homeland Security and …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Northwest Honda in Owings Mills is collection donations from Hurricane Sandy victims through Tuesday, Nov. 13.
Northwest Honda in Owings Mills is collecting the following items for Hurricane Sandy relief: Donations are being accepted at the Northwest Honda new sales showroom no later than Tuesday, Nov. 13, at noon. The dealership will be sending donations along with 20 cars to Plaza Honda in Brooklyn, New York.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Donate food, clothing, pet supplies, power strips and more to the Gourmet Girls in Owings Mills, who will deliver the donations to New Jersey and New York shelters.
Owings Mills' Gourmet Girls, a caterer, market and lunch spot, is holding a donation drive to benefit people in the northeast that were devastated by Hurricane Sandy. The business collecting is items through Thursday, Nov. 8, at 1 Easter Court, Ste. D in Owings Mills. You can bring donations from 7:30 a.m. until 7 p.m. through Thursday. For more information, call 410-581-4914. The following items are needed:
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Dumpstaphunk's Ivan Neville talks about Hurricane Sandy, his memories of Hurricane Katrina, the presidential election, funk music, Dumpstaphunk's upcoming album and more.
Editor's note: This video contains some profanity. Here's the order of the interview: (when viewing on YouTube, click on the times in the video caption to jump to a particular section of the video) 0:00 HeadCount/Magic Hat Participation Tour 0:57 Hurricane Sandy and its timing with the election 3:23 Ivan's experience of Hurricane Katrina from the road 7:38 The 2012 Presidential Election and how the hurricane factors into it 9:37 Social commentary in lyrics 10:05 Dumpstaphunk's steady growth 10:59 Dumpstaphunk's upcoming album and the band's diverse influences 12:35 Funk as a dirty word 13:40 The sounds of the upcoming album 14:32 What is funk?
Monday, November 5, 2012
A National Weather Service forecaster said Maryland is unlikely to get much of a hit from the nor'easter developing to the southeast, one that could hit areas still recovering from Superstorm Sandy.
Here we go again? Just a week after Superstorm Sandy rumbled up the eastern seaboard, a powerful nor'easter appears set to do the same, with the outside chance to dump a wintry mix on parts of Maryland. In an advisory Monday, the National Weather Service said the storm is expected to develop off the Carolina coast on Tuesday before moving north. Ken Widelski, a forecaster with the NWS in Sterling, VA, said in a phone interview that how much precipitiation the Baltimore area gets—if any—depends on how far west the storm forms. "The exact track of the system is very uncertain right now," Widelski said. "There is a chance for some precipitation that would be generally Wednesday afternoon into Wednesday night. If that were the case, it could …
Employees help out, and you can, too
Monday, November 5, 2012
It's been said it's far better to have a neighbor who's near, than a brother who's far away, but in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Americans across the nation have proven to be the best neighbors and the strongest of families. This past weekend, AOL and Patch employees took an opportunity to pitch in, packing two tractor trailers worth of food, water and supplies in Dulles, VA, and Baltimore. The donations are headed to Hurricane Sandy ravaged areas in New Jersey and Long Island. Want to join the relief efforts? Click here to donate: https://donate.networkforgood.org/aol "When a catastrophe of this size hits, we all feel it, both the hundreds of us who live in the impacted towns, and our colleagues who are watching and wishing they could …
Check out this past week's top headlines, including comprehensive Hurricane Sandy coverage.
PHOTOS: Hurricane Sandy Aftermath Check out photos from around town of damage and downed trees from Hurricane Sandy. Police: Four Armed Robberies Connected Baltimore County Police are investigating robberies in Owings Mills and Reisterstown. Hurricane Sandy Coverage in Owings Mills-Reisterstown Check out our local and statewide coverage of Hurricane Sandy. Musicians Rock for Hurricane Sandy Relief Headcount’s Participation Tour, which features Dumpstaphunk and Anders Osborne, aims to increase voter registration and benefits Hurricane Sandy relief. The tour kicked off in Baltimore Friday and ends in New York City Monday. Police Blotter: Car Thefts, Copper Stolen The following information was supplied by the Baltimore County Police …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Patch runs down some of the images of Superstorm Sandy's impact on Maryland
Instead of bringing you our regular "Weird News" feature, Maryland's Patch sites compiled a series of photos from before, during and after Sandy. Check out the slideshow with this post for some of the images of the superstorm. And then click through some of these links for the lead stories throughout the storm: Looking for more? Follow our new Maryland Patch Facebook page.
Saturday, November 3, 2012
The Red Cross offers ideas for individuals and businesses to help out storm victims.
Wondering how to help those still suffering from the effects of Superstorm Sandy, especially those in New York and New Jersey? The New York Red Cross provided the following suggestions for individuals and businesses. Tell us what you're doing to help out those most impacted the storm.
Friday, November 2, 2012
Headcount’s Participation Tour, which features Dumpstaphunk and Anders Osborne, aims to increase voter registration and benefits Hurricane Sandy relief. The tour rolls through Baltimore, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. and New York City this week.
Musicians will rock out and get their funk on for Hurricane Sandy aid and voter registration for the next four nights. HeadCount and Magic Hat Brewing Company have teamed up for this year’s Participation Tour, which is anchored by funk outfit Dumpstaphunk and folk rocker Anders Osborne, both from New Orleans. While the tour’s original aim was to register more voters for the upcoming election, HeadCount announced Thursday that all proceeds from the four-day tour will be donated to the Red Cross and other relief efforts. “In an election year we get very focused on voter registration, but something we like to say is ‘make your voice heard every day, not just on election day,’” HeadCount Executive Director Andy Bernstein said via email. “You…