Thursday, January 24, 2013
FEMA may reimburse up to 75 percent of storm-related expenses.
The deadline is approaching for nonprofits to claim federal aid for expenses related to Superstorm Sandy. The late-October storm drenched the mid-Atlantic. Nonprofits like volunteer fire companies must submit paperwork to the Federal Emergency Management Agency by Feb. 2. FEMA funding is only available for expenses incurred between Oct. 26 and Nov. 4. According to a Baltimore County news release, nonprofits must prove at least $1,000 in storm expenses, and will have 60 days to send in lists of storm damages and expenses. Up to 75 percent of storm expenses—including generators, repairs and tools—can be reimbursed. For more information and copies of FEMA's forms, residents can contact Baltimore County Office of Homeland Security and …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
ShopRite has set up an online donation initiative for disaster relief.
ShopRite is making giving easier this Thanksgiving season. ShopRite Supermarkets Inc., which operates 32 groceries in New York and New Jersey, was hit particularly hard by Superstorm Sandy. The brand has been updating its Facebook page in the wake of the storm with information about ways to help and the status of dozens of stores that lost power during the storm. The grocery co-op/chain has in the last two weeks donated thousands of meals and non-perishable items to local food banks, as well as pledged up to $1 million in relef efforts, according to its Facebook page. Now it's your turn. Customers can donate to Sandy relief initiative through the ShopRite website. Donations may be entered at $5, $10 or $20 here. The ShopRite of Timonium…
Monday, November 5, 2012
A National Weather Service forecaster said Maryland is unlikely to get much of a hit from the nor'easter developing to the southeast, one that could hit areas still recovering from Superstorm Sandy.
Here we go again? Just a week after Superstorm Sandy rumbled up the eastern seaboard, a powerful nor'easter appears set to do the same, with the outside chance to dump a wintry mix on parts of Maryland. In an advisory Monday, the National Weather Service said the storm is expected to develop off the Carolina coast on Tuesday before moving north. Ken Widelski, a forecaster with the NWS in Sterling, VA, said in a phone interview that how much precipitiation the Baltimore area gets—if any—depends on how far west the storm forms. "The exact track of the system is very uncertain right now," Widelski said. "There is a chance for some precipitation that would be generally Wednesday afternoon into Wednesday night. If that were the case, it could …
Employees help out, and you can, too.
It's been said it's far better to have a neighbor who's near, than a brother who's far away, but in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Americans across the nation have proven to be the best neighbors and the strongest of families. This past weekend, AOL and Patch employees took an opportunity to pitch in, packing two tractor trailers worth of food, water and supplies in Dulles, VA, and Baltimore. The donations are headed to Hurricane Sandy ravaged areas in New Jersey and Long Island. Want to join the relief efforts? Click here to donate: https://donate.networkforgood.org/aol "When a catastrophe of this size hits, we all feel it, both the hundreds of us who live in the impacted towns, and our colleagues who are watching and wishing they could …
Find out more about volunteering and how you can help the victims of last week's Superstorm here.
New Jersey is not South Sudan—but where there are people in need of help, that's where Timonium woman Linda Tice wants to be. Patch last wrote about Tice in November 2011, weeks before she was due to depart on a mission to South Sudan on behalf of Disaster Aid USA. Numerous delays put the trip on hold, leaving Tice "very disappointed," as she wrote in numerous email exchanges. At 66 years old, Tice believed (last year) it was her time to give back. A year later, she's heading to Woodbridge, NJ to help the victims of Superstorm Sandy. She is going as a representative of Disaster Aid USA and Rotary District 7620, which encompasses central Maryland and Washington D.C. "This will likely be the first of three trips to NJ," Tice wrote in an …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Patch runs down some of the images of Superstorm Sandy's impact on Maryland
Instead of bringing you our regular "Weird News" feature, Maryland's Patch sites compiled a series of photos from before, during and after Sandy. Check out the slideshow with this post for some of the images of the superstorm. And then click through some of these links for the lead stories throughout the storm: Looking for more? Follow our new Maryland Patch Facebook page.
Saturday, November 3, 2012
The Red Cross offers ideas for individuals and businesses to help out storm victims.
Wondering how to help those still suffering from the effects of Superstorm Sandy, especially those in New York and New Jersey? The New York Red Cross provided the following suggestions for individuals and businesses. Tell us what you're doing to help out those most impacted the storm.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Trucks from Tennessee and Florida travel Interstate 95 Thursday. See how you can help.
A series of utility truck brigades traveled north on Interstate 95 Thursday morning, going to assist in the recovery from superstorm Sandy in New York and New Jersey. Have photos of Sandy's damage in Harford County or your community's recovery? Add them here. » Read some of the top stories in the Baltimore area following Sandy's landfall. To volunteer: For more ways to help, read here. TELL US: What are you doing post-Sandy? Cleaning up? Getting back to work? Volunteering? Leave a comment.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Revisit Patch's best storm coverage in the Baltimore metro area this week.
Sandy was a superstorm, invading Maryland, claiming lives, disrupting commerce, ruining property and altering the way we in the Baltimore metro area live. Patch was there to cover the stories in your community, give you a place to connect with neighbors and provide you with the latest updates from sources in the know. Here are a few of the top stories from around the Baltimore metro area—the best reporting from Harford and Baltimore counties, as well as Baltimore City: Have another interesting story we're missing, or a photo to share? Email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll share it with our readers. — Are you following your local Patch on Facebook yet? Make sure you also "like" our newest Facebook page: …
The utility has restored power to 77 percent of affected customers within 24 hours of the storm.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Nick DiMarco
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
BGE and about 1,900 out-of-state linemen have been working around the clock since then-Hurricane Sandy hit Baltimore County. The utility has since restored power to 77 percent of affected customers, according to a release. Outages in Lutherville however persist, at least in the York Manor neighborhood, where Ridgely Middle School was closed Wednesday. Do you have power where you live? Sound off in the comments section below. Then call BGE at 1-877-778- 2222 to report the issue. A special Halloween message from Jeannette M. Mills, vice president and chief customer officer for BGE: Tonight, we urge those observing Halloween trick-or-treating to be particularly careful, especially as it relates to numerous remaining downed wires and other …