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More than 112,000 Maryland residents affected by power outages due to severe weather

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Posted at 5:25 PM, Jul 12, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-13 17:45:27-04

BALTIMORE  — Due to the severe weather, many Maryland residents have reported to BGE that they are without power.

As of 7:45 p.m., more than 112,400 people reported power outages across Maryland.

The numbers range by county and places like Baltimore County have reported more than 38,000 people affected due to the outages. Harford County has more than 30,000 impacted, and Carroll County has more than 24,000 outages.

To see the full list of outages by county click here.

After the storm, many people still remain without power.

Emergency Manager Rick Ayers issued the following statement in response to the numerous power outages.

The Harford County Emergency Operation Center is activated to assist in the recovery efforts from the severe weather that the county experienced yesterday. At this time, we still have 14,000 BG&E customers and 670 Delmarva customers without power. Also, we have several county roads that are closed because of trees and electric wires down. The power companies are working around the clock and have brought in out-of-state crews to assist in the power restoration and to assist our DPW crews in getting the roads opened. If any county citizens need a place to cool off or to plug-in electric devices (including medical equipment), all county libraries with the exception of Aberdeen are available until 7PM. As a safety reminder, please stay away from downed power lines and treat all major intersections without power as a 4-way stop.

BGE is aware of the issue as well and released the following statement:

BGE continues to work to restore system damage from the severe storms that impacted our area late Tuesday afternoon and into the evening. Due to the widespread damage, more than 800 personnel from other utility companies in multiple states are actively working with BGE to restore power to impacted customers. Crews are staged out of three staging areas at Ripken Field, Timonium Fairgrounds, and BWI Airport. We are expecting to restore 90% of customers by tomorrow night. However, due to extensive damage from fallen trees, some equipment may not be accessible and repairs to damaged equipment may take longer than anticipated. Please assume that all wires are energized at lethal voltages. Never assume that a wire is safe to touch or be near. Call BGE at 1-877-778-2222 to report fallen electrical lines, power outages and gas odors.