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 …
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 …
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
Trucks from Tennessee and Florida travel up Interstate 95 on Thursday. See how you can help.
A series of utility truck brigades traveled north on Interstate 95 on Thursday morning, going to assist in the recovery from superstorm Sandy in New York and New Jersey. Have photos of Sandy's damage in Essex 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. Sign up for our newsletter and follow Dundalk Patch on Facebook and Twitter.
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: …
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.
Roads, yards, ground floors and basements in Millers Island, Edgemere, Watersedge and Turner Station took on water, but residents were prepared for the worst and are grateful to have been largely spared.
When they awoke Tuesday morning, most waterfront residents in Greater Dundalk were grateful to find homes and cars safe, much unlike the results of Tropical Storm Isabel in 2003. Water did cover piers, invade yards and reach houses, and about 44,000 Baltimore County residents were still without electricity as of about 4 p.m. on Tuesday, according to the Baltimore Gas and Electric website. But residents are mostly grateful that, while they prepared for the worst, the Greater Dundalk area did not sustain damage as it experienced during Tropical Storm Isabel in 2003. Edgemere resident Steve Austin, who posted a picture of his street under water, still said "all good" when asked how his family members, house and cars fared through the storm. …
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.