Maryland regulators are reconsidering a policy that allows utilities to bill customers for lost revenue during the first 24 hours of a power outage.
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.
Damages from June’s derecho storm cost Maryland more than $19 million. Now, the federal government is stepping in to help.
President Barack Obama declared a major disaster for Maryland, following the derecho storm on June 29.
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.
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.
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.
WJZ’s First Warning Weather Team has been studying our recent violent storm and reveals just how unusual and destructive it really was.
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.
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.
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.
Maryland is hammered by a hurricane-like summer thunderstorm. Right now, hundreds of thousands are without power. There is extensive damage across the state. Cars were crushed by large trees. Hundreds of BGE crews and repair crews from around the nation are now in Maryland, trying to get everyone back online. Making matters worse for people without power, it’s still very hot.