Derecho

downed power line

Regulators Wrap Up Public Hearings On Storm

The Maryland Public Service Commission has wrapped up the last of eight public hearings on electric companies’ handling of a June storm known as a derecho that caused outages for days.

08/23/2012

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Md. Regulators To Reconsider Billing Amid Outages

Maryland regulators are reconsidering a policy that allows utilities to bill customers for lost revenue during the first 24 hours of a power outage.

08/10/2012

craigslist

Catholic Charities Warn Residents Of Craigslist Scam Offering Help With BGE Bills

Two big local names with an unfortunate thing in common. Both Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE) and Catholic Charities are being targeted by a scam artist.

08/05/2012

derecho funding

Md. Counties Receive Federal Funding After Derecho Storm

Damages from June’s derecho storm cost Maryland more than $19 million. Now, the federal government is stepping in to help.

08/03/2012

derecho

President Obama Grants Md. Federal Aid For June 29 Derecho Recovery

President Barack Obama declared a major disaster for Maryland, following the derecho storm on June 29.

08/02/2012

BGE storm

BGE Releases Formal Derecho Report

One month after the unprecedented derecho storm that left hundreds of thousands without power. BGE released their formal report to state regulators on how they handled the situation.

07/31/2012

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O’Malley Gives Advisers 60 Days To Research Ways To Improve Md. Electrical System

Sixty days. That’s how long Gov. Martin O’Malley is giving state energy advisers to figure out a plan to improve Maryland’s electrical system. It comes following a series of storms that knocked out power to hundreds of thousands.

07/26/2012

derecho

BGE’s President & CEO Discusses Company’s Derecho Response

While many Marylanders try to repair damage left by the derecho that roared across the state last month, others are evaluating the response to widespread power outages.

07/24/2012

Severe Storms

The WJZ Weather Team Examines The Derecho That Hit Md.

WJZ’s First Warning Weather Team has been studying our recent violent storm and reveals just how unusual and destructive it really was.

07/23/2012

bay bridge

AAA Calls For Changes In Severe Weather Policy On Bay Bridge

There’s a call for changes to policy when it comes to severe weather and the Bay Bridge before it’s too late. It comes after drivers were trapped on the bridge in that sudden derecho storm.

07/23/2012

renovation

Catonsville Facility For Needy Seniors Seeks To Raise Money For Renovation

The impact of Maryland’s brutal storm on June 29 is still being felt by some, including at St. Martin’s Home in Catonsville that cares for needy seniors.

07/12/2012

outage, power, bge

1.4 Million Still Blacked Out After Broad U.S. Storm

Utility crews struggled to catch up with a backlog of millions of people without electricity for a fourth hot day Tuesday as frustration grew and authorities feared the toll of 23 storm deaths could rise because of stifling conditions and generator fumes.

07/03/2012

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