Baltimore Opens Cooling Centers Post-Storm

BALTIMORE (AP) — The city of Baltimore has opened five cooling centers for residents and extended public pool hours amid high temperatures and power outages.

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake opened an emergency operations center early Saturday to coordinate the city’s response to Friday night’s storm and hot weather that is expected to continue through the weekend.

The city is offering cool air and free water at the cooling centers, which are scheduled to remain open until 7 p.m.

By dawn Saturday, crews had cleared more than 100 downed trees on city streets and were working to restore traffic lights.

The city has about 95,000 BGE customers who are without power.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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