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Power restoration underway in Baltimore area after Friday storms; officials to talk about severe weather response – Baltimore Sun

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Another thunderstorm passed through the Baltimore region Friday night, knocking down trees, wires and flooding some streets. While power has been restored for most residents in the Baltimore region, hundreds of customers in Northeast Baltimore are still without power.

They heavy rainfall comes one day after severe storms knocked down trees and left thousands without power Thursday night. Elsewhere in the state, a waterspout tornado devastated a corner of Maryland’s Smith Island.

Mayor Brandon Scott and Police Commissioner Michael Harrison will hold a press conference with other city officials at 11 a.m. to talk about extreme weather response.

As of Saturday morning, Baltimore Gas and Electric has restored power to about 90 percent of customers impacted by the strong storms in central Maryland on Thursday and Friday nights, according to a news release.

Approximately 8,000  customers remain without power, the news release said. A little less than 5,000 customers in the city still need power, with most of that need concentrated in Northeast Baltimore. In Baltimore County, 1,100 customers still lacked power Saturday morning.

“Much of this work is extremely labor intensive and time consuming and are likely to restore service to smaller groups of customers at a time,” the news release says.

Today, BGE’s Mobile Operations Command Center will be stationed at the Baltimore City Public Schools Professional Development Center at 2500 E. Northern Parkway. Customers can visit to learn more about the extent of the reconstruction necessary in their area.

There were numerous street floodings reported in Baltimore City Friday evening, including near Fells Point and at John Hopkins Hospital, according to NWS storm reports.

While flood warnings have been lifted, conditions for the next five days continue to look wet. There are chances of scattered thunderstorms beginning Saturday afternoon. Then chances of thunderstorms through Tuesday before possible showers Wednesday.

Skies will be mostly cloudy with highs in the 90s and lows in the 70s for the next couple of days, according to NWS.



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