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July 9, 2012
Please publish kudos for Baltimore Gas and Electric officials. As a resident of Howard County still without power as of July 5 at 4:25 p.m., I was so thrilled to see my first BGE vehicle and representative in my neighborhood since the outage last Friday night. Imagine the comfort I took when I learned that the individual was a natural gas meter reader. Even though there is a downed, live wire in the neighborhood protected by two strands of yellow caution tape, BGE is out collecting natural gas billing data on customers that have natural gas but not electricity.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | June 19, 2014
The storm overnight in Baltimore brought water into the basement of the Walters Art Museum. The water -  and the resulting electrical issues - forced the venue to close to visitors Thursday morning. Here is the statement from the museum: Due to storm water and electrical issues affecting the Centre Street building of the Walters Art Museum, the museum will be closing to visitors by 11 a.m. Baltimore City and BGE workers are on the way to the museum to assess the severity of the situation.
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NEWS
March 14, 2012
Hurricane season may still be months away, but the threat of flooding is already on the rise in Maryland, as documented by the latest reports on climate change released this week. Rising sea levels have raised the risk of coastal flooding, particularly from severe storms. Analyzing both the latest forecasts of rising high tides caused by warming oceans and the latest population data from the 2010 census, one of several studies released this week, "Surging Seas" by scientists associated with the nonprofit Climate Central environmental research organization, found 3.7 million Americans living near the water will be at risk in the coming decades.
FEATURES
Tim Wheeler | October 25, 2013
Millions in federal funds are to be spent in Maryland to help protect Smith Island, Crisfield and other coastal communities from devastating flooding like that caused by last year's Superstorm Sandy. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced Thursday her department would dole out $162 million for 45 restoration and research projects to help Atlantic coast communities fend off storm surges and rising sea level.  The restoration projects focus on shielding marsh and wetlands at wildlife refuges, but studies are to be funded that would improve flooding and storm resilience of coastal communiites as well.
NEWS
June 2, 2012
Suffered storm damage on your property? Here are some things you should do: • Contact your insurance company immediately. • Take photos or video. Wait to remove damaged property until after an insurance adjuster sees it. • If you must relocate, make sure your insurance company knows how to reach you. • Keep receipts from emergency repairs and temporary living expenses. • Make only repairs needed to prevent further damage. Do not make permanent repairs before consulting with your insurance company to avoid expenses that will not be reimbursed.
NEWS
November 5, 2012
Mayor Michael Bloomberg faces the nation, and we see the devastation to New York City and Long Island through his words. Gov. Chris Christie flies over the ravaged New Jersey coast and sees what horrific damage and destruction has been wreaked by the terrible storm. And then - wait a minute! Not to be outdone by his northern neighbors, our own Gov. Martin O'Malley boards a helicopter so that he can observe what cataclysm has befallen Crisfield. Crisfield! And did my eyes deceive me or was that his adolescent son also getting ready to board?
NEWS
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2013
The National Weather Service's Baltimore/Washington forecast office was still evaluating surveyed damage Wednesday afternoon from storms that swept through northern Maryland on Tuesday morning. A weather service meteorologist visited areas where the storm hit and found some damage, though not a significant amount, said Jared Klein, a meteorologist at the Sterling, Va., office. "There was some localized damage," Klein said, noting a large tree that was downed in Havre de Grace.
NEWS
By Liz F. Kay, Yeganeh June Torbati and Andrea Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2010
After a day that brought double-digit rainfalls to parts of Maryland, commuters faced damaged roads, homeowners coped with flooded basements and businesses surveyed storm damage. In Annapolis, water had receded in the city dock area, but several businesses remained closed today to mop up. Pip's, a popular lunch spot, was among them. Owner Ryan Lamy said his shop had two feet of water in the front and, due to the incline in the tile floor, six inches in back. "We've got to clean the floor and wipe the walls down," he said in mid-morning.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | September 3, 2013
More than 1,200 passengers on five different Amtrak trains traveling between Wilmington and Perryville were delayed for hours or forced to transfer trains on Monday night after a line of thunderstorms damaged the railroad's signaling system, according to an Amtrak spokesman. Among them were 287 passengers on train 165 who were transferred to a different train after about four hours struck on the tracks, said Craig Schulz, the spokesman. The storms took down trees and wires along the railroad's Northeast corridor beginning at 9:49 p.m., forcing Amtrak officials to respond to stations in Baltimore, Wilmington and Washington to assist passengers as the system was brought back online, Schulz said.
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Tim Wheeler | October 25, 2013
Millions in federal funds are to be spent in Maryland to help protect Smith Island, Crisfield and other coastal communities from devastating flooding like that caused by last year's Superstorm Sandy. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced Thursday her department would dole out $162 million for 45 restoration and research projects to help Atlantic coast communities fend off storm surges and rising sea level.  The restoration projects focus on shielding marsh and wetlands at wildlife refuges, but studies are to be funded that would improve flooding and storm resilience of coastal communiites as well.
NEWS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | September 3, 2013
More than 1,200 passengers on five different Amtrak trains traveling between Wilmington and Perryville were delayed for hours or forced to transfer trains on Monday night after a line of thunderstorms damaged the railroad's signaling system, according to an Amtrak spokesman. Among them were 287 passengers on train 165 who were transferred to a different train after about four hours struck on the tracks, said Craig Schulz, the spokesman. The storms took down trees and wires along the railroad's Northeast corridor beginning at 9:49 p.m., forcing Amtrak officials to respond to stations in Baltimore, Wilmington and Washington to assist passengers as the system was brought back online, Schulz said.
NEWS
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | August 26, 2013
Two weeks after the fact, the National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado struck between Churchville and Belcamp in Harford County. It lasted but a minute, from 6:01 a.m. to 6:02 a.m., along a one-mile stretch, according to the National Weather Service. It had maximum winds of 70 mph. It was rated an EF-0 on the Enhanced Fujita scale, the category of tornadoes with the lowest intensity. Damage was confined to trees in the area. Damage was found off of Calvary Road just north of its intersection with South Fountain Green Road, and stretched to the 3100 block of Nova Scotia Road, where a tree was uprooted.
NEWS
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2013
The National Weather Service's Baltimore/Washington forecast office was still evaluating surveyed damage Wednesday afternoon from storms that swept through northern Maryland on Tuesday morning. A weather service meteorologist visited areas where the storm hit and found some damage, though not a significant amount, said Jared Klein, a meteorologist at the Sterling, Va., office. "There was some localized damage," Klein said, noting a large tree that was downed in Havre de Grace.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | June 8, 2013
Minor storm damage was reported from the remnants of Tropical Storm Andrea in Harford County, where it rained steady most of the day. As early as 7 a.m., Carsins Run in the 600 block of North Gate Road in Aberdeen was reported to be overflowing, according to a damage summary report from the Harford County Emergency Operations Center. Also Friday morning, the 700 block of Girard Street in Havre de Grace was flooded and inaccessible, and trees were reported down on Furnace Road a half mile from Route 152 and at Franklinville Road and Sycamore Drive in Abingdon, closing the road.
NEWS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | December 5, 2012
U.S. Sens. Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin publicly challenged on Wednesday a federal decision not to provide aid to Maryland residents affected by Hurricane Sandy - calling on President Barack Obama and federal emergency officials to rethink the decision. "It's a sad day in Maryland," Mikulski said at a hearing on storm relief efforts before the Senate Appropriations Homeland Security Subcommittee, holding up a copy of The Baltimore Sun reporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency's decision Tuesday to deny Maryland families aid. The areas hit by the storm are some of the most "cash poor" in the state, she said - and people can't recover on their own. "We understand the collective damage issue," Cardin said, noting the many fronts of storm damage FEMA is handling.
NEWS
November 5, 2012
Mayor Michael Bloomberg faces the nation, and we see the devastation to New York City and Long Island through his words. Gov. Chris Christie flies over the ravaged New Jersey coast and sees what horrific damage and destruction has been wreaked by the terrible storm. And then - wait a minute! Not to be outdone by his northern neighbors, our own Gov. Martin O'Malley boards a helicopter so that he can observe what cataclysm has befallen Crisfield. Crisfield! And did my eyes deceive me or was that his adolescent son also getting ready to board?
NEWS
By Thom Loverro and Thom Loverro,Western Maryland Bureau of The Sun | April 11, 1991
CUMBERLAND -- More than 5,000 customers in Allegany and Garrett counties remained without power yesterday as a result of a severe storm that came through Western Maryland Tuesday night, a spokesman for Potomac Edison said.The storm, with winds measured up to 75 mph, knocked down power lines, trees and caused damage to numerous businesses and homes in the area.After the storm, about 10,000 customers were without power, said John Hollis, Potomac Edison spokesman. He said power was restored to about half of those customers yesterday, with most of the remainder to be back on line today.
NEWS
By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Staff Writer | July 21, 1993
After inspecting the most recent storm damage at Hawk Ridge Farms, Sykesville Town Manager James L. Schumacher told the developer that repair work must begin at 8 a.m. today.Mr. Schumacher issued the ultimatum yesterday in response to several residents' complaints of damage from Monday's rain. He toured the site and met with Jeff Powers, vice president of Powers Homes, which plans to build several hundred homes at Hawk Ridge.On July 12, Sykesville gave Powers Homes two weeks to solve persistent grading problems at the development north of town or face forfeiture of the bond posted as part of a public works agreement.
NEWS
October 31, 2012
As Hurricane Sandy bears down upon us and we know that there will be power outages, we will be tempted to bash Baltimore Gas and Electric when our service goes out, especially if for a longer period. We will accuse them once again of being non-responsive, as we always do, and while such power outages are not welcome events, they are caused by powers beyond our control and not by BGE's unresponsiveness and we should try to remember that. I drove back to Harford County from Raleigh, N.C. on the morning of Oct. 28, and I passed at least 15 to 20 caravans of utility support trucks of 8 to 14 vehicles each, counting well over 100 trucks, on their way to help BGE and other nearby utilities repair the storm damage that we expect.
NEWS
By Matthew Hay Brown, Annie Linskey and Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | October 31, 2012
The opportunity to vote in a highly charged presidential election and on several closely contested ballot questions drew Marylanders back to the polls Wednesday, keeping the state's early voting turnout on a record pace. After a two-day break for Hurricane Sandy, polling places reopened to crowds that in some locations approached weekend levels, with waits of up to an hour and a half. "I want to give the president another vote," Beatrice Greene said as she stood in a 45-minute line at the Public Safety Training Facility on Northern Parkway in Northwest Baltimore.
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