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.
Anne Arundel County was also hit hard by the storm.
The death toll from weekend storms that left more than 3 million without power at its peak has risen to 22.
Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold has lifted restrictions on water use throughout the county, except for Herald Harbor, and has ordered that cooling centers remain open until power is restored to the remaining 40,000 homes and businesses.
The storms may be gone, but the damage will linger for weeks.
Millions across the mid-Atlantic region sweltered Saturday in the aftermath of violent storms that pummeled the eastern U.S. with high winds and downed trees, killing at least 13 people and leaving 3 million without power during a triple-digit heat wave.
Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley has issued a state of emergency declaration as the state cleans up from thunderstorms that killed at least two people.
The storm hit fast and hit hard. In many communities, it had a devastating impact.