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To make up for lost time in early voting because of Hurricane Sandy, Gov. Martin O’Malley announced that early voting will take place through Friday with extended hours at the polls.
Acting secretary of the Maryland Department of Transportation Darrell Mobley said public transportation in Maryland is coming back Tuesday, and should be back up and running Wednesday.
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There are 308,000 Maryland residents without power and there have been two storm-related deaths.
Hurricane Sandy made landfall in New Jersey a couple of hours ago and Marylanders can expect heavy rain and strong winds for the next 12 hours.
Marylanders without power number 75,000 as Sandy picks up speed and intensity.
Additionally, bridges will close and early voting tomorrow is canceled, Gov. Martin O’Malley said Monday afternoon.
Gov. Martin O’Malley urged Marylanders to stay inside for the next 36 hours and said the storm will take lives as it moves through Maryland.
Sen. Ben Cardin announced a presidential declaration that gives Maryland federal aid and Gov. Martin O’Malley urged Maryland citizens to stay off the roads Monday at a press conference at MEMA.
The state’s emergency operations centers are up and running, members of the National Guard have been deployed and utility companies are ready for Hurricane Sandy. Early voting Monday is canceled.
A fourth Marylander died from heat and a contractor was killed taking down limbs from a damaged tree, bringing the toll to eight, as Gov. Martin O’Malley stresses that it is still a dangerous situation for elderly citizens.
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