Thursday, November 15, 2012
The school community raised $2,720.60 through their fundraising efforts.
In response to Hurricane Sandy, students in Liz Haff’s fourth grade math classes at Mt. Airy Elementary School held a fundraiser for the American Red Cross, especially targeting the Red Cross in New Jersey and New York City. Students reached out to staff, parents, and families and raised a total of $2,720.60 from October 31 through November 9, 2012. The students felt that they had been spared by the storm and wanted to do something to address hardship in the community to show compassion and care. They realized that some students in the impacted areas would not be trick or treating for Halloween and that some are staying in shelters, have damage to their homes, or suffered injuries. Many of the students in the classes have relatives in New …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Carroll County government's media relations staffer Roberta Windham offers perspective from the inside.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Carroll County residents have much to be thankful for, and earlier than normal this holiday season. Not only do we have a wonderful place to live, but most of this beautiful countryside was spared from the worst of the devastation and destruction that Hurricane Sandy could have brought to us. We were lucky, and we hope and pray that those who were more directly impacted will be safe and warm while their cities and states rebuild. While thrilled that we were less impacted, it’s important that we recognize the tremendous work done by Carroll’s emergency services personnel throughout the event. Carroll County residents can be very proud of the men and women that plan and respond to emergency situations such as these. They are true …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Employees help out, and you can, too
Monday, November 5, 2012
It's been said it's far better to have a neighbor who's near, than a brother who's far away, but in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Americans across the nation have proven to be the best neighbors and the strongest of families. This past weekend, AOL and Patch employees took an opportunity to pitch in, packing two tractor trailers worth of food, water and supplies in Dulles, VA, and Baltimore. The donations are headed to Hurricane Sandy ravaged areas in New Jersey and Long Island. Want to join the relief efforts? Click here to donate: https://donate.networkforgood.org/aol "When a catastrophe of this size hits, we all feel it, both the hundreds of us who live in the impacted towns, and our colleagues who are watching and wishing they could …
A National Weather Service forecaster said Maryland is unlikely to get much of a hit from the nor'easter developing to the southeast, one that could hit areas still recovering from Superstorm Sandy.
Here we go again? Just a week after Superstorm Sandy rumbled up the eastern seaboard, a powerful nor'easter appears set to do the same, with the outside chance to dump a wintry mix on parts of Maryland. In an advisory Monday, the National Weather Service said the storm is expected to develop off the Carolina coast on Tuesday before moving north. Ken Widelski, a forecaster with the NWS in Sterling, VA, said in a phone interview that how much precipitiation the Baltimore area gets—if any—depends on how far west the storm forms. "The exact track of the system is very uncertain right now," Widelski said. "There is a chance for some precipitation that would be generally Wednesday afternoon into Wednesday night. If that were the case, it could …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Patch runs down some of the images of Superstorm Sandy's impact on Maryland
Instead of bringing you our regular "Weird News" feature, Maryland's Patch sites compiled a series of photos from before, during and after Sandy. Check out the slideshow with this post for some of the images of the superstorm. And then click through some of these links for the lead stories throughout the storm: Looking for more? Follow our new Maryland Patch Facebook page.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Wind directions, low temperatures and a dry summer all mitigated Hurricane Sandy's impact on the Bay.
The impact of Hurricane Sandy on the Chesapeake Bay was less than expected by Maryland's Department of Natural Resources (DNR). "The good news is that this storm came so late in the season that all of our underwater grasses in the Bay are going into a dormant phase like the trees," said Bruce Michael, who is the director of resource assessment for DNR. "A storm of this magnitude would have had a much more detrimental impact on the Bay if it were to come in June or July when things are much more active and alive." The summer was also a dry one, which means reservoirs were at much lower levels and could accommodate more storm water, Michael said. He expects the Susquehanna River, which enters the northern end of the Chesapeake Bay in Havre …
Trucks from Tennessee and Florida travel Interstate 95 Thursday. See how you can help.
Howard and Carroll counties were largely spared from catastrophic damage from Superstorm Sandy, but residents in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and other coastal areas were not so lucky. Read about Sandy's progress through Howard County here and through Carroll County here. As a series of utility truck brigades traveled north on Interstate 95 Thursday morning, going to assist in the recovery from damage caused by superstorm Sandy in New York and New Jersey, Patch gathered some local resources if you want to help in relief efforts: Sandy has caused the cancellation of about 300 American Red Cross blood drives. “Patients will still need blood despite the weather,” said Dr. Richard Benjamin, chief medical officer of the Red Cross, in a …
While residents and officials continue to clean up after a superstorm hit the East Coast, we take a look at the most dramatic images from the superstorm.
It's been a long couple of days for residents along the East Coast of the United States. First, they prepared for Hurricane Sandy's arrival, amid claims it was the "perfect storm"—filling sandbags, boarding up buildings and buying supplies over the weekend. On Monday, as Sandy approached the Northeast, the winds picked up and officials began evacuations and last-minute preparations, while businesses closed early to avoid the brunt of the superstorm. As residents on the East Coast hunkered down in their apartments and homes, Sandy's wrath battered beach towns, flooded city streets—including Manhattan and Hoboken—in unprecedented ways, and brought down gigantic trees on homes and roads, killing some and creating havoc for others. Although no…
New Jersey beaches were hit hard by Sandy, Ocean City was spared.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
by Lyndsey Wallen, Capital News Service OCEAN CITY-- Maryland's largest resort town of Ocean City is cleaning up from a visit from super storm Sandy and giving credit to the beach restoration efforts for keeping damage down.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
"Carroll County emerged from Sandy relatively unscathed." -- Commissioner Haven Shoemaker
Carroll County returns to normal today after spending several days preparing for and dealing with Hurricane Sandy which made landfall in New Jersey late Monday evening. After being closed for two days, Carroll County Public Schools and county government offices return to normal schedules Wednesday. "I think we did an extremely good job, we were prepared for much worse," Commissioner Doug Howard said. Check out Patch's comprehensive Hurricane Sandy coverage. As of Tuesday night BGE said 2,003 Carroll County customers were still without power. More than 112,000 BGE customers were still without power across the state. County officials said most of the Carroll County's damage came from flooding and downed trees and wires. Commissioner …