Mayor Rawlings-Blake provides update on Storm Response & Recovery Efforts
Saturday Jun 30th, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
City Emergency Ops Center remains fully activated; Code Red Heat Alert with Additional City Cooling Centers Open until 7 p.m.
Today, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake provided an update on the City’s storm response. Baltimore’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has remained fully activated to coordinate city recovery efforts. Residents should prepare for another round of significant weather tonight with the possibility of more power outages. Police, Fire, and EMS resources are visibly deployed across the City and are ready to respond to any emergency incident.
More than 350 downed trees in city roadways have been reported. City Crews are working to clear downed trees and debris and are restoring traffic signals as quickly as possible. Motorist should exercise extreme caution, especially at night. Residents are encouraged to contact 311 from 6 a.m.-10 p.m. to report downed trees in roadways. Use 911 only for police, fire and medical emergencies.
Baltimore Gas & Electric is reporting more than 90,000 customers without power in Baltimore City. BGE Customers should report power outages by calling 877-778-2222. If you see downed power lines, leave the area immediately and call BGE at 800-685-0123.
“It is important that citizens check on elderly friends and neighbors throughout the afternoon and evening, especially those without power,” Mayor Rawlings-Blake said. “Unfortunately, BGE has experienced historic outages across the Baltimore region and residents should expect and prepare for prolonged power outages.”
Baltimore City remains in Code Red Heat Alert status through Sunday July 1st and has opened several additional emergency cooling centers, with cool air and free water available until 7 p.m. tonight. IMPORTANT: Additional Cooling Centers have been opened in several neighborhoods Please Call 311 for the most up to date information on Cooling Center locations.
For More information call 311 or visit Baltimorecity.gov