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41 Perry Hall Homes Remain Without Power

Baltimore Gas and Electric Company has restored 95 percent of customers who lost power in Hurricane Sandy.

Days after Superstorm Sandy first hit the area, some Perry Hall residents have spent more than 65 hours without electricity.

According to County Councilman David Marks, as of Thursday morning, roughly 41 homes in Perry Hall remained without power.

Several homes along Kilbride Court had power restored Thursday morning. Several homes along Schroeder Avenue, however, remained out after first losing power at about 5:30 p.m. Monday. The rest of the outages were largely scattered in small groups throughout the community, according to Marks.

Baltimore Gas and Electric Company officials announced on Thursday that 95 percent of customers who had lost electricity at the start of Superstorm Sandy had power restored. In Baltimore County, 7,396 outages remained out of 87,379 total outages.

"As each repair restores electric service to smaller groups of customers, BGE anticipates the vast majority of customers will have power restored by late tomorrow, with some isolated outages continuing into the weekend," according to a BGE release.

The Perry Hall Family Center Y at 4375 Ebenezer Rd. continues to offer free showers to anyone impacted by a power outage. Residents may also charge their electronic devices and warm up in the heat, the center announced.

Are you one of the 41 customers still out of power? Share your location and tell us how you're coping with the outage in the comments.

ARG November 01, 2012 at 04:28 PM
Maybe i am just cranky because as of this minute i am still without power and have not been given a estimated time of when it will return, but Perry Hall is not the only community without power. Hundreds of people in the Kingsville area do no have power and have not seen a BGE truck in our area. There are several places along Mt. Vista road where trees are leaning on power lines hanging over the street, making in dangerous for cars to pass by. I am curious to learn how BGE determines which neighbrhoods will be turned on first.
Homer November 01, 2012 at 04:48 PM
they go after the grouip / area with the most outages first.... we were told
Tim November 01, 2012 at 05:09 PM
Which logically makes sense.
Homer November 01, 2012 at 05:23 PM
true - cant disagree , except we live in Fullerton community which relies heavily on sump pumps - low lying and hig water table due to underground streams - and darn if we arent the first to lose power and among the last to get it back -
Tim November 01, 2012 at 05:51 PM
Well that's crap fortune. Obviously no one wants anyone to be out of power, especially now. I hope your home stays dry inside :/
Homer November 01, 2012 at 05:55 PM
everyone needs a generator w/o it your basement is wet .... My neighor and I shared one on Tues already had 5 inches in our basements and one lady down the street had the BCFD truck pump out feet of water from her basement,
Honeygo Hal November 01, 2012 at 06:15 PM
Idon't know about that - the battery backup system I have for my sump pump has its own pump, and does a great job. Sold at both Lowes and Home Depot. The generator is still a great idea, though.
Homer November 01, 2012 at 06:49 PM
Good idea also but According to most plumbers - battery backups are good for hours not Days - when it rains inches Our pumps run almost non-stop
CR November 01, 2012 at 06:52 PM
See.. Who said more development is such a bad thing, more houses in a community.. More outages in that area.. Get your power back sooner.
Honeygo Hal November 01, 2012 at 07:15 PM
The backups have either a 60 hour battery or a 75 hour battery, but that is run-time, not elapsed time. I used to live near Fullerton, and some of my neighbors had terrible problems with basement water, even days after a storm. Some had multiple sump pumps. If things are really that bad, you might want to consider a standby generator, 'cause if you're not home when the power goes out you could be SOL. The standby kicks in when the power goes out. I also like that the battery backup has its own pump, usually set to start at a higher water level. If your pump runs that much, you probably wear them out quickly with all the dirt that goes through them. The battery unit gives you time to replace a failing primary pump.
John Doe November 01, 2012 at 07:24 PM
I am sure all of the developers will take this into account and put generators in all of the new houses being built.
ARG November 01, 2012 at 08:03 PM
I am also dependant on a well. However i do not have a sump pump to worry about, we hav a french drain due to a silly builder. I worry about my elderly grandmother who cannot tolerate too much cold. and also needs a nebulizer. the majority of my neighborhood is over 60. i just want them to put the power lines under ground so we dont have to worry so much about wind and ice.
FIFA November 01, 2012 at 08:20 PM
Be glad to, if you are willing to pay the 10,000 to 30,000 dollars.
FIFA November 01, 2012 at 08:22 PM
It will be cheaper for you to buy a generator than to share in the cost of burying power lines everywhere.
Other Tim November 01, 2012 at 09:01 PM
There is a type of back up sump pump that actually runs on water (won't work well with a well). Fairly expensive to install (extensive piping) but needs no electric.
FIFA November 01, 2012 at 09:06 PM
Actually not too expensive, but like all back up systems, test them before you need them. And test them regularly.

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