My thoughts and prayers are with all Marylanders impacted by Hurricane Sandy, and I’d like to thank all of our local first responders and other officials who prepared for the storm and kept our communities safe. This morning, I visited the St. Mary’s County Emergency Command Center and participated on a conference call with Governor O’Malley and local officials. We will continue to work together to monitor the recovery and ensure all residents have the assistance they need.
Local utility companies are working around the clock to restore service to residents who have lost power. Yesterday and today, I visited SMECO to thank them for a job well done in preparing and responding. Later today, I will receive a briefing from PEPCO. If you have experienced an outage, please report it to your local utility:
Please refrain from driving while first responders and utility crews work to repair damage. If you need to leave your home, please treat all stoplights without power as a four-way stop. Also, if you are using a generator, please keep it outside and away from doors, windows, and vents.
For more information on Hurricane Sandy and our recovery efforts, please click here.
Thank you for allowing me to share this update with you. I also encourage you to follow @MDMEMA on Twitter for updates.