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Baltimore City Hurricane Assistance and Information

Hurricane Sandy

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Baltimore City officials are actively monitoring weather developments for our area.  Hurricane Sandy is fast approaching and will be more severe than anticipated. 

We need everyone to stay inside and off the roads for the next 36 hours--unless you are emergency or essential personnel. Don't put yourself and others in danger. Our first responders need to do their jobs. Please review the resources in our Hurricane Sandy menu on the left of the screen, follow us on social media, and revisit our site as updates become available.

For storm mapping information (critical routes to hospitals, inundation zone, flood plain, etc) visit: http://cityview.baltimorecity.gov/stormmaps

Click here to view the Critical Routes to Hospitals map

Monday, November 05, 2012

Mayor Rawlings-Blake Announces Additional Deployment of Personnel to Assist with Hurricane Sandy Recovery

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced that the City of Baltimore has sent a four-person Incident Management Assistance Team (IMAT) to the state of New York to assist with Hurricane Sandy recovery operations. The team consists of personnel from the Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management and the Baltimore City Fire Department who are trained in complex incident management, catastrophic event planning, and supply chain management. The team will bring a high level of training and experience to assist with ongoing response and recovery efforts in the wake of the storm.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Trash Collection Resumes

Public Works Director Alfred H. Foxx announced today that trash, recycling and bulk trash collections will resume tomorrow, Wednesday, October 31, 2012.  Saturday, November 3, 2012 will be the make-up day for cancelled bulk, trash and recycling missed on Tuesday due to Hurricane Sandy.

All citizen drop-off centers are reopening tomorrow for normal operating hours.

Mechanical street sweeping will also return to normal operations tomorrow. 

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Mayor Rawlings-Blake Provides Update on Hurricane Sandy Recovery Effort

Today, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake provided residents with an update on the city’s efforts to recover from Hurricane Sandy.   All travel restrictions are lifted at noon today.  City streets are open to all motorists.  Parking restrictions in Fells point are lifted accept for streets closed due to flooding. City Government and City Offices are all open beginning tomorrow, operating on normal schedules and the Charm City Circulator will resume service tomorrow.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Mayor Rawlings-Blake Provides Update on Hurricane Sandy Recovery Effort

Today, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake provided residents with an update on the city’s efforts to recover from Hurricane Sandy.   All travel restrictions are lifted at noon today.  City streets are open to all motorists.  Parking restrictions in Fells point are lifted accept for streets closed due to flooding. City Government and City Offices are all open beginning tomorrow, operating on normal schedules and the Charm City Circulator will resume service tomorrow.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Mayor Rawlings-Blake Provides Update on City’s Response to Hurricane Sandy

Today, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake provided residents with an update on the city’s efforts to respond to Hurricane Sandy. City officials are in the Emergency Operations Center monitoring the storm and conditions on the ground in Baltimore. City offices are closed tomorrow, and trash pickup is postponed. Residents are asked not to put out trash cans.

Health Officials Urge Continued Vigilance with Portable Generators Poor Ventilation Poses Serious Health Threats

Governor Martin O’Malley and Dr. Joshua M. Sharfstein, Secretary of the MD Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH), are reminding Marylanders to use caution when using portable generators, heaters, and other combustion sources during post-hurricane recovery. The state has already had one confirm death due to carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning...

BCFD Discourages Use of Candles During Power Outages

As a result of Hurricane Irene’s impact on Baltimore that caused downed trees and widespread power outages, the Baltimore City Fire Department discourages the use of candles in the presence of power outages...

The Baltimore City Health Department Urges Caution When Using Portable Generators after Hurricane Irene

Dr. Oxiris Barbot, Commissioner of Health, is reminding Baltimore City residents to use caution when using portable generators, heaters, and other combustion sources during post-hurricane recovery. Due to the continuing power outages, many people are using portable generators to supply their homes with electricity. If generators are not used properly they can pose a significant health risk...

Cooking When the Power Goes Off

The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene reminds residents that cooking meals after a storm has knocked out electricity or gas lines can be a problem and may be hazardous...

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