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Tropical Storm Hurricane Ida
Posted at 6:31 PM, Aug 31, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-01 11:34:31-04

With the remnants of Ida arriving, we want to keep you up to date on any closings or restrictions going on in your area.

Below you will find county-by-county information on pertinent information. This will be updated as we gather more details.

Baltimore City:

  • The Baltimore City Department of Transportation will have limited quantities of sandbags available for city residents on Wednesday from approximately 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the following locations:
    • Fells Point – Intersection of Thames and Broadway
    • Frederick Avenue – Still Meadow Church located at 5110 Frederick Ave
    • Cherry Hill – 2601 Spellman Road
  • Sandbags will be available to Baltimore City residents on a first-come, first-served basis. Residents must show proof of residency and will be limited to 10 sandbags each. Residents must fill and transport their sandbags. Sand, bags, bag ties and shovels will be supplied.
  • Baltimore residents in low-lying areas should prepare for possible flooding and move their vehicles to higher ground
    • Fells Point residents who have their vehicles parked in areas prone to flooding are strongly encouraged to relocate their cars as soon as possible.
      • The Eden Street Garage (501 S. Eden Street)
      • Caroline Street Garage (805 S Caroline Street) will be open from 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 31, 2021 until 9:00 a.m. Thursday, September 2, 2021.
      • The Waverly Lot at 3200 Barclay Street will be open from 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September1, 2021 until 9:00 a.m. Thursday September 2, 2021.

Harford County:

  • On Wednesday, September 1, all HCPS staff who are able to work virtually should do so. All HCPS schools and buildings will close at 11:00 a.m. All HCPS athletics and extracurricular activities are also canceled and there will be no travel for HCPS sponsored events.
  • Officials ask to be mindful that storm drains are free of debris such as leaves and branches. You should secure lawn furniture and toys. Check for low spots around your foundation that could create ponding. Do not drive or walk through flooded streets. Be prepared for power outages.

Howard County:

  • Parking restrictions will be implemented in Historic Ellicott City. Beginning on Wednesday at 8:00 a.m. and lasting until Thursday at 8:00am, there will be no parking on Main Street from Ellicott Mills Drive to the Patapsco Rive and on Maryland Avenue from Main Street to St. Paul Street. Parking Lot B will ALSO be CLOSED during this time frame.
  • Howard County Police have also posted "No Parking" signs in the affected areas of Ellicott City.

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