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 …
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 …
Even in the midst of trying circumstances, as a result of the blustery visit of Hurricane Sandy, we can still be grateful for the kindness of friends and neighbors.
Like many people, my family and I were taken aback by the significant degree of damage done by last week's visit from Hurricane Sandy, especially in New York and New Jersey. In spite of the event officially being labeled "only" a Category 1 storm—the weakest hurricane possible—high winds, floodwaters, and even blizzard conditions have made their presence known up and down the East Coast. The power of this storm was truly something to behold. Now mind you, this was not the Smith family's first brush with a hurricane. During 2005, we happened to chose to visit my in-law's vacation home in Florida during Hurricane Katrina's swing through that state in August; our visit during October of that year coincided with Hurricane Wilma, the most …
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.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Trucks from Tennessee and Florida traveled 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 Perry Hall? 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.
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…
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com 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 churches will offer heat Wednesday night to residents who lost power in Hurricane Sandy.
Two Perry Hall churches—Perry Hall Presbyterian Church and St. Michael Lutheran Church—plan to shelter area residents Wednesday night in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. More than 22,000 customers in Baltimore County remain without power Wednesday afternoon—among them, many in the Perry Hall, Kingsville and White Marsh areas, the Baltimore Gas and Electric Company Current Outages Map shows. County Councilman David Marks arranged for the churches to offer heat and shelter to those who remain without electricity. "Hopefully BGE will have power restored by then, but this is an option for those who do not have heat," Marks stated in an email to Patch. "Residents should bring sleeping bags or air mattresses as cots will not be provided," he …