Md. Prepares As O’Malley Declares State Of Emergency Ahead Of Hurricane Sandy

sandbags
Meghan McCorkell

Reporting Meghan McCorkell

Filed under
Local, News, Syndicated Local
Related tags
Hurricane Sandy, Martin O'Malley, preparations, State Of Emergency, Storm
Popular Entertainment Photo Galleries

Car Snapped: Celebrities Caught On The GoCar Snapped: Celebrities Caught On The Go

Celebrity TwinsCelebrity Twins

Notable Deaths Of 2012Notable Deaths Of 2012

All-Time Father-Son Celebrity DuosAll-Time Father-Son Celebrity Duos

25 Downs: NFL Injuries Over The Years25 Downs: NFL Injuries Over The Years

» More Photo Galleries

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ)– Marylanders are bracing for the worst as Hurricane Sandy inches closer to the region.

Meghan McCorkell reports.

An emergency declaration has been issued in Baltimore City and across the region. Local leaders are urging everyone to get ready for a hard hit.

Shovel by shovel, people in Fells Point try to protect themselves from the wrath of Hurricane Sandy.

“You need to prepare to hunker down for a couple of days until this large violent deadly storm passes through our area.

Web Extra: Gov. Martin O’Malley Declares A State Of Emergency Ahead Of Hurricane Sandy

A state of emergency is now issued in Maryland. The National Guard is on standby mobilizing along the Eastern Shore. The Coast Guard is getting search and rescue crews ready. And Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE) is mobilizing for a massive response.

National Guard, Coast Guard Prepare To Assist With Emergency Operations When Hurricane Sandy Hits Md.

“There is the real belief that this storm could indeed be worse than what we saw with Hurricane Isabel,” Rob Gould, the vice president and director of communications at BGE, said.

The power company is bringing in 2,000 out-of-state crews to deal with potential outages.

Related Story: BGE Urges Customers To Prepare For Possible Outages Ahead Of Hurricane Sandy

The hurricane could also create a travel nightmare.

At Baltimore-Washington International Airport, while the boards are looking good Friday night, airport officials warn that may not be the case early next week.

“With the scope of this storm, there could very well be flights canceled here at BWI Marshall as well as up and down the East Coast,” Jonathan Dean, a BWI official, said.

Airport officials are warning travelers to be prepared.

Related Story: Ocean City Braces For Power Outages, Erosion & Flooding From Hurricane Sandy

Preparation are also underway in Annapolis where rising waters could mean big damage.

Back in Baltimore, the city is giving out free sandbags to residents in low-lying areas.

“It makes it so much easier to weather a storm when the power goes out, if you have what you need,” Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said.

And the time to get it is now before Sandy strikes.

Photo Gallery: Tracking Hurricane Sandy

The city has set up three sandbag sites– one in Rash Field, one in Harbor East and the other in Fells Point.

The Baltimore City Emergency Operations Center will be activated Sunday morning.

Related Link: More Emergency Preparedness Information


 Md. Prepares As OMalley Declares State Of Emergency Ahead Of Hurricane Sandy
By CapitalBay Online 10/26/2012 15:25:00

Socialize

@Capitalbay1 You can follow the latest updates on Twitter, Capitalbay News website

Entertainment

Texas Governor to declare "Chris Kyle Day" in honor of sniper

Texas Governor Greg Abbott said on Friday he would officially declare Feb. 2 "Chris Kyle Day" in the state, in honor of the late Navy
Texas Governor to declare "Chris Kyle Day" in honor of sniper

David Attenborough called 9-month-old babies the most amazing creatures on the planet

Sir David Attenborough has encountered some incredible creatures in his 63-year TV career. Yet it is the human baby at the age of about nine
David Attenborough called 9-month-old babies the most amazing creatures on the planet

New twist in Triple J Hottest 100 saga as listeners realise the number NINE track had never been played on the radio station

The Taylor Swift/Hottest 100 scandal has been reignited. In the days leading up to the Australia Day poll, a social media campaign to have American pop
New twist in Triple J Hottest 100 saga as listeners realise the number NINE track had never been played on the radio station

Carl's Jr's Super Bowl advert model Charlotte McKinney reveals her bullied past, her future in movies - and how she really did bite into THAT burger.

Carl's Jr's Super Bowl advert model Charlotte McKinney reveals her bullied past, her future in movies - and how she really did bite into THAT
Carl's Jr's Super Bowl advert model Charlotte McKinney reveals her bullied past, her future in movies - and how she really did bite into THAT burger.

'Shouldn't both be ok?' Mary Cheney under fire after leaked Facebook post asking why drag queens can impersonate women but whites can't black up

Mary Cheney finds it hypocritical that drag queens can impersonate women but white people cannot 'put on blackface and act out offensive stereotypes of African-Americans'. The
'Shouldn't both be ok?' Mary Cheney under fire after leaked Facebook post asking why drag queens can impersonate women but whites can't black up

New York City's most expensive apartment at Pierre Hotel relisted for HALF price - but it STILL costs $63million

Russian oligarchs and Middle eastern oil magnates who've spent the past year salivating over the Pierre Hotel penthouse originally priced at record-breaking $125million are in
New York City's most expensive apartment at Pierre Hotel relisted for HALF price - but it STILL costs $63million

'It touches on the emotions and experiences of military families': Michelle Obama joins Bradley Cooper to hit out at Michael Moore and other critics of 'American Sniper'

Michelle Obama has hit out at movie director Michael Moore and other critics of the Oscar-nominated film 'American Sniper', saying it 'touches on the emotions
'It touches on the emotions and experiences of military families': Michelle Obama joins Bradley Cooper to hit out at Michael Moore and other critics of 'American Sniper'

Recent Comments

SUBSCRIBE MAILING LIST

By subscribing You will recieve our latest news. Your information will not be shared with anyone.