Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Many Perry Hall, Kingsville and White Marsh residents remain without electricity after Hurricane Sandy.
UPDATE (10:40 a.m.)—A large portion of Kingsville regained power Wednesday morning, according to the Greater Kingsville Civic Association, County Councilman David Marks reported. UPDATE (10 a.m.)—More than 28,000 customers in Baltimore County remain without power Wednesday morning—among them, many in the Perry Hall, Kingsville and White Marsh areas, the Baltimore Gas and Electric Company Current Outages Map shows. The Perry Hall Family Center Y at 4375 Ebenezer Rd. is offering free showers to anyone impacted by a power outage due to Hurricane Sandy. Residents may also charge their electronic devices and warm up in the heat, the center announced. In Perry Hall, two of the largest clusters of homes without power are in the older portion of…
Monday, October 29, 2012
Marylanders without power number 75,000 as Sandy picks up speed and intensity.
Hurricane Sandy is expected to make landfall between 8 and 10 p.m. Monday, Gov. Martin O’Malley said in a 5 p.m. press conference. The number of Maryland residents without power reached 75,000 just after 5 p.m., O’Malley said at Maryland Emergency Management Agency headquarters in Reisterstown. “The storm is becoming stronger in her center with 90 mile an hour winds,” O’Malley said. “The good news is she’s moving faster.” If the storms continue to move fast, it may be in Maryland for a shorter time than the originally predicted 24 to 36 hours, O’Malley said. In addition to power outages, the number of which will increase, the state is monitoring flooding. Five to six inches of rain have already fallen, and another six inches is expected to…
Additionally, bridges will close and early voting tomorrow is canceled, Gov. Martin O’Malley said Monday afternoon.
As Hurricane Sandy arrives in Maryland, more than 24,000 state residents are without power, Gov. Martin O’Malley announced in a press briefing Monday afternoon. “This is a very, very dangerous storm and she is intensifying at her center,” he said. O'Malley reiterated that trees, poles and power lines will be knocked down. “The main message of the day is to hunker down and to stay inside,” he said. In the half-hour prior the briefing, which began just after 2 p.m., the number of Marylanders without power rose from around 1,000 to more than 24,000, O'Malley said at Maryland Emergency Management Agency headquarters in Reisterstown. One person died in a weather-related car crash in Montgomery County around 11:30 a.m. Monday, The Washington …
Gov. Martin O’Malley urged Marylanders to stay inside for the next 36 hours and said the storm will take lives as it moves through Maryland.
Gov. Martin O’Malley said Marylanders will die as Hurricane Sandy moves through the state. “The days ahead are going to be very difficult,” he said in a press conference at Maryland Emergency Management Agency headquarters in Reisterstown Monday morning. “There will be people who will die and are killed in the storm.” He urged residents to stay off the roads and stay inside for the next 24 to 36 hours. High winds are anticipated for the Baltimore-Washington area by the early afternoon, O’Malley said. He expects power outages to start this afternoon and this evening. “There will be many trees that will go down and there will be many power lines that will go down,” he said. The storm has intensified in the past 12 hours, the governor said. “…
Monday, September 17, 2012
Baltimore Gas and Electric Company reported more than 600 power outages in the Perry Hall area Monday night.
UPDATE (10:23 p.m.)—Shortly after 9 p.m. Monday, Seven Courts residents began reporting power outages in the Perry Hall area. As of 9:50 p.m., the Baltimore Gas and Electric Company power outage map showed more than 600 power outages northwest of Belair Road, near the Seven Courts neighborhood. A BGE representative confirmed that more than 1,200 outages were initially reported in the Seven Courts area. As of 10:20 p.m., more than 600 residents had regained power. Because the outage was caused underground, it is unlikely that it was weather related, the representative said. Its cause remains unknown. Have outages impacted your neighborhood? Tell us in the comments.
Monday, July 16, 2012
A downed wire caused electrical problems in Perry Hall at around 5:30 p.m. Monday.
About 1500 business and residential customers lost power at about 5:30 p.m. Monday in the central Perry Hall area, extending to Seven Courts Drive, a Baltimore Gas and Electric Company official confirmed. It was caused by a downed wire and power will likely be restored by about 7:30 p.m., the official said. Fire crews responded to a downed wire and sparks in the 9500 block of Belair Road also at about 5:30 p.m., a fire official said. BGE, however, was unable to confirm the connection. There were at least two other power outages reported in Perry Hall and White Marsh over the weekend, which officials said were not weather related.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
In a letter to the utilities' regulatory agency, leaders of seven jurisdictions outline changes they said need to be made in light of the power failures during the derecho storm.
Less than two weeks after a massive storm disabled power to more than three quarters of a million Maryland residents, elected leaders wrote in a letter to a state regulatory agency that utility companies need to improve their performance and disclose critical outage information when government agencies request it. In the letter to the Public Service Commission, officials urged the regulatory agency to consider changes to the way utilities operate, including burying some power lines underground, mandatory staffing levels and improved disclosure of outage information to local municipal officials. The letter was signed by Howard County Executive Ken Ulman, Baltimore City Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, and the executives of Anne Arundel, …
Sunday, July 8, 2012
BGE said it has restored service to all customers who were without power following last week's violent derecho storm.
BGE said Sunday afternoon it has restored service all of the nearly 748,000 customers that lost power in the aftermath of last week's violent storms. The derecho storm was one of the most damaging storms in BGE's 200-year history, the company said in a news release. “We thank our customers for the incredible understanding and patience they displayed as we worked to repair the devastating damage to our system,” BGE senior vice president and chief operating officer Stephen J. Woerner said in a statement. “We know that, in many ways, this restoration effort was more trying than any other. Multiple severe storms and greater than 100-degree temperatures made the already difficult situation of being without electricity almost unbearable for many…
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Five days without electricity provided several lessons in maintaining civility.
Power was finally restored to my Anneslie home last night. After having gone without electricity since Friday, my wife and I have learned a few lessons along the way. Chief among them are what not to say to neighbors still without power (along with civilized responses that served us well when we were Al Pacino-frustrated about being in the dark.) 1. "We never actually lost power." 2. "This must be such an incredible bonding experience for your family." 3. "Is there anything I can do?" (This is actually appropriate if followed with an offer of freezer and bedroom space.) 4. "Do you want me to lend you a fan." 5. "It really makes you value the simple things in life." There were plenty of other positive results to emerge from the …
Monday, July 2, 2012
Some Perry Hall neighborhoods remained without power into Monday, according to BGE.
A few minor, scattered power outages remain in the Perry Hall area, a Baltimore Gas and Electric Company map shows. Power outages, downed trees and other property damage were caused by a severe storm that tore across Maryland on the night of Friday, June 29. The clean-up process continued into Monday. Mary Ann Banes, a Kilkenny Circle resident, watched as a large tree was removed from off of her neighbor's house. The downed tree caused a stir in the quiet neighborhood near Perry Hall High School. "My husband watched it happen. It just bent right over onto the house," Banes told Patch on Saturday. "I'm just glad everyone's OK." The Perry Hall Family Center Y opened its showers to community members, free of charge, over the weekend. Gov. …