Crews are making progress in restoring power to those affected by severe storms that blew through the mid-Atlantic region.
Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE) said that more than 24,000 of its customers lost power due to Saturday’s storms. Of those, over 14,900 are still without electricity.
The next big feature that we’ll be tracking over the next 48 hours is a wave of low pressure currently located in the central Plains, which will be dragging a potent cold front into the eastern third of the nation Saturday.
Sunday proves to be one of the wettest days of 2012 after several parts of Maryland experience five to six inches of rain.
Tropical Storm Isaac started pelting the Florida Keys with rain and strong winds on Sunday, and it could strengthen into a dangerous hurricane by the time it starts hitting the northern Gulf Coast in the coming days.
District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray says he has appointed members of a task force that will investigate solutions to power outages caused by severe storms.
This first batch of rain is moving away to the northeast and there will be a break for a time this afternoon.
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.
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.
Delmarva Power is warning residents that customers should prepare for unexpected power outages if severe weather strikes the area this weekend.
Last week’s storm left nothing untouched, including the Bay Bridge. Drivers who were on the bridge during the storm are calling for some sweeping changes to protect them in bad weather.
Families across Maryland continue to pick up the pieces from Friday night’s deadly storms.