Preparations for Hurricane Sandy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 26, 2012
CONTACT: Daniel Jacobs
(202) 225-4016
Preparations for Hurricane Sandy

As federal and state agencies prepare for the possible impact of Hurricane Sandy on Maryland, critical resources have been made available to residents so they can prepare for emergencies. 

Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)

For general preparedness information, please visit: http://mema.maryland.gov/prepared/Pages/home.aspx and follow MEMA’s Facebook and Twitter feeds at https://www.facebook.com/MDMEMA and https://twitter.com/MDMEMA

National Weather Service (NWS)

For specific updates regarding Hurricane Sandy and its movement, please visit http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/#SANDY. Additional preparedness tips can be found here: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/prepare/ready.php.

For up to date weather maps, please visit http://www.weather.gov/

Baltimore Gas & Electric Company (BG&E)

BG&E has announced that, as the projected forecast for Hurricane Sandy continues to worsen, customers in central Maryland should anticipate extended and widespread power outages that may last several days. The company has proactively begun the process of pre-mobilizing field and support personnel, as well requesting out-of-state mutual assistance crews in preparation for potential impact. 

To report a power outage or downed wire using BG&E’s automated system, please call 877-778-2222. 

For more information, please visit the BG&E website at http://www.bge.com/customerservice/stormsoutages/stormcenter/pages/default.aspx