A line of thunderstorms hit Maryland Friday night into Saturday morning, causing widespread damage and leaving thousands without power. As of 2 p.m. Monday, more than 2,300 Carroll County residents don't have power.
Another storm rolled through the area Sunday night, causing another 12,000 homes to lose power across the state, according to BGE.
The southern end of Carroll County--Eldersburg and Sykesville--has the highest concentration of outages, according to Matt Miziorko, Carroll County Emergency Management Specialist.
"Although we didn't get hit as hard as other counties, we are still doing everything we can to get residents, particularly across Eldersburg and Sykesville, back to full power," Miziorko said.
The Salvation Army is offering free water to residents who still don't have power. Interested residents can pick up water at the Salvation Army, located at 300 Hahn Road in Westminster. The location will only be open until 4:30 p.m. today. The Salvation Army does not have containers for the water, so any resident in need of this assistance must bring appropriate containers to fill.
People without power can also take advantage of Carroll County public libraries and senior centers around the county. These cooling centers offer a cool place to relax and plug in.
- Citizen Services Office Building, 10 Distillery Drive, Westminster (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
- Mount Airy Senior and Community Center, 703 Ridge Avenue, Mount Airy (8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
- North Carroll Senior and Community Center, 2328 Hanover Pike, Greenmount (8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
- South Carroll Senior and Community Center, 5928 Mineral Hill Road, Eldersburg (8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
- Taneytown Senior and Community Center, 220 Roberts Mill Road, Taneytown (8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
- Westminster Senior and Community Center, 125 Stoner Ave., Westminster (8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
All branches of the Carroll County Public Library System, Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. to 8:45 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Eldersburg Branch, 6400 Hemlock Drive, Eldersburg
- Finksburg Branch, 2265 Old Westminster Pike, Finksburg
- Mt. Airy Branch, 705 Ridge Avenue, Mt. Airy
- North Carroll Branch, 2255 Hanover Pike, Greenmount
- Taneytown Branch, 10 Grand Drive, Taneytown
- Westminster Branch, 50 East. Main Street, Westminster