Thursday, November 1, 2012
Trucks from Tennessee and Florida travel Interstate 95 Thursday. See how you can help.
A series of utility truck brigades traveled north on Interstate 95 Thursday morning, going to assist in the recovery from superstorm Sandy in New York and New Jersey. Have photos of Sandy's damage in Harford County or your community's recovery? Add them here. » Read some of the top stories in the Baltimore area following Sandy's landfall. To volunteer: For more ways to help, read here. TELL US: What are you doing post-Sandy? Cleaning up? Getting back to work? Volunteering? Leave a comment.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Revisit Patch's best storm coverage in the Baltimore metro area this week.
Sandy was a superstorm, invading Maryland, claiming lives, disrupting commerce, ruining property and altering the way we in the Baltimore metro area live. Patch was there to cover the stories in your community, give you a place to connect with neighbors and provide you with the latest updates from sources in the know. Here are a few of the top stories from around the Baltimore metro area—the best reporting from Harford and Baltimore counties, as well as Baltimore City: Have another interesting story we're missing, or a photo to share? Email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll share it with our readers. — Are you following your local Patch on Facebook yet? Make sure you also "like" our newest Facebook page: …
The Baltimore Humane Society lost power Monday, and needs volunteers to help clean and feed the animals, do laundry and help with monetary donations.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Marc Shapiro
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The Baltimore Humane Society needs help from the community. The shelter lost power Monday afternoon, and has since lost its backup power and internal phone system. The shelter needs volunteers to help feed and clean the animals, and is asking community members willing to do some laundry to pick up a few loads from the shelter, which is located on Nicodemus Road. The shelter is also asking for a donation or loan of a 5,000-watt generator. Monetary donations are also desperately needed to recuperate from the damage Hurricane Sandy caused, which includes a leak in the spay-neuter center. Because Nicodemus Road is closed from a fallen tree, those looking to get to the shelter should get there via Ivy Mill Road. Directions are available here. …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The school system announced the decision on its website.
Seventeen Baltimore County public schools are closed Wednesday, according to the school system website. The following schools are closed: The remaining schools are operating on a normal schedule. Super storm Sandy closed the school system on Monday and Tuesday.
Check out photos from around town of damage and downed trees from Hurricane Sandy.
Hurricane Sandy didn't hit Reisterstown and Owings Mills too badly, but it take several trees down, and took out many residents' power in the process. Have some photos you want to share? Upload them to our community photo gallery.
As of 2 p.m., officials from the utilities company report that power has been restored to more than 133,000 customers.
Although the brunt of superstorm Sandy has passed, Baltimore Gas & Electric officials caution that additional outages are expected. New outages may occur over the next few days as tree and tree limbs weakened by the storm continue falling, according to a news release. As of 2:36 p.m., electric service was restored to more than 166,274 customers. The BGE current outages map shows that 150,705 customers are still without. More than 4,500 workers are assisting in ongoing restoration efforts, the release states. Customers are asked to report power outages and downed wires by calling 1-877-778-2222.
Acting secretary of the Maryland Department of Transportation Darrell Mobley said public transportation in Maryland is coming back Tuesday, and should be back up and running Wednesday.
Public transportation in Maryland is being restored Tuesday, acting secretary of the Maryland Department of Transportation Darrell Mobley said. Limited bus service, paratransit service and subway service are going to be the first services restored, with most remaining services to be up and running Wednesday, Mobley said. Travel restrictions and speed limits are going to be lifted as road conditions improved, he said.
There are 308,000 Maryland residents without power and there have been two storm-related deaths.
Editor's note: A death that the state originally attributed to Hurricane Sandy has been retracted and was not hurricane-related. Hurricane Sandy claimed the lives of two Maryland residents and 308,000 were still without power as of 11:15 a.m. Tuesday. A large tree fell on the home of a Pasadena man and killed him Monday night. The first storm-related death was in an automobile accident Monday morning in Montgomery County. State officials originally connected a third death in Prince George's County with the storm, but county officials are no longer linking the death to the storm. A man changing a tire beneath an SUV was killed when the jack slipped, officials said. Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Joshua …
Residents can fill water containers and drop off yard and tree debris at eight area stations.
Baltimore County residents in need of drinking water or who want to get rid of storm debris from Hurricane Sandy now have an option. The county has designated eight fire stations for the public to obtain water and drop off yard and tree debris from the storm. "We've done this in the past and we understand that this most recent storm created disruptions all across the region," County Executive Kevin Kamenetz said in a statement. "Our crews are working all across the County, and I want to make sure that we are using all of our resources to assist County residents in their cleanup efforts." The water and trash bins are available at the following stations: Residents can fill their own containers with water from outdoor spigots at the stations…
Monday, October 29, 2012
Hurricane Sandy made landfall in New Jersey a couple of hours ago and Marylanders can expect heavy rain and strong winds for the next 12 hours.
The eye of Hurricane Sandy is making its way through the upper Chesapeake Bay and 280,000 Maryland residents are without power, Gov. Martin O’Malley said Monday night. The storm made landfall near Cape May, New Jersey, earlier Monday night, according to meteorologist Ken Wedelski of the National Weather Service. It is moving on a north/northwest course but is slowing down, moving at about 23 mph. About half of the citizens in Cecil and Harford counties are without power. Rain and strong winds will continue in the Baltimore-Washington corridor. Blizzard warnings are in effect for Western Maryland and tidal flooding is expected, Wedelski said at MEMA headquarters in Reisterstown during the governor’s 9:30 p.m. press conference. “The next 12 …