Thank goodness there were no massive power outages in the greater Crofton area that resulted from Hurricane Sandy! This is little consolation to those currently without power, of course, but at least there will be nearby restaurants open for a hot meal.
The greater Crofton area power provider, Baltimore Gas Electric (BGE), publishes a map that is updated every few minutes. It indicates (at 7:26 a.m. on 10/30/12) that they serve 234,930 customers in Anne Arundel County, that 52,953 of them are without power, but they've already restored power to 21,548 customers. I think that's an impressive response rate, under very tough weather conditions.
If your power is out, you can check this map to get an idea of where there might be restaurants open, or whether your inlaws or friends might still have power (in case you're looking for a place to camp over if power remains off for any length of time).
LINK TO MAP SHOWING POWER OUTAGES. Click on your area for a larger view.
If you rely on well water, the Maryland Emergency Management Agency has some suggestions about keeping safe. Read them at Keep Water Safe After an Emergency.
Stay safe, dry, and warm, and post your storm photos to the CroftonMD page on Facebook.
This information was provided to you by Margaret Woda, an Associate Broker with Long & Foster Real Estate in Crofton Maryland. Contact Margaret today for general real estate information or to learn how she can help you buy or sell a home in Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton, Davidsonville, Gambrills, and Odenton.
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