Mayor Rawlings-Blake provides update on Storm Recovery Efforts

Crest of the City of Baltimore

Brandon M. Scott
Mayor,
Baltimore City
250 City Hall - Baltimore Maryland 21202
(410) 396-3835 - Fax: (410) 576-9425

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Information on Emergency Ice Distribution and Code Red Cooling Centers

(July 1, 2012 7:15 AM) - This morning, 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. 

Beginning this morning at 10:00am, ice will be distributed to residents at the following locations:

  • 4501 Reisterstown Road
  • 601 Cherry Hill Road
  • 1700 N. Gay Street
  • 1601 Baker Street 
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 from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. IMPORTANT: Additional Cooling Centers have been opened in several neighborhoods. Please Call 311 for the most up to date information on Cooling Center locations.

“During extended periods of extreme heat, it’s important to drink plenty of water. Seniors and those with underlying medical conditions should be especially careful,” Mayor Rawlings-Blake said. "I urge every citizen to take the time to check-in on eldery friends and neighors today, especially those without power or air conditioning."

Citizens are encouraged to be aware of signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke, including: confusion, nausea, light-headedness, high body temperature with cool and clammy skin, Hot, dry, flushed skin, rapid or slowed heartbeat. Seek medical help immediately if any of these symptoms occur. Baltimore Gas & Electric is reporting more than 84,000 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.

Residents should be reminded to always use portable generators outdoors and away from vents. Never use generators inside of homes, garages, basements, or any enclosed area. 

City Crews have worked throughout the night to clear downed trees and debris and are restoring traffic signals as quickly as possible. Motorist should exercise caution. 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.

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