Thursday, January 24, 2013
FEMA may reimburse up to 75 percent of storm-related expenses.
The deadline is approaching for nonprofits to claim federal aid for expenses related to Superstorm Sandy. The late-October storm drenched the mid-Atlantic. Nonprofits like volunteer fire companies must submit paperwork to the Federal Emergency Management Agency by Feb. 2. FEMA funding is only available for expenses incurred between Oct. 26 and Nov. 4. According to a Baltimore County news release, nonprofits must prove at least $1,000 in storm expenses, and will have 60 days to send in lists of storm damages and expenses. Up to 75 percent of storm expenses—including generators, repairs and tools—can be reimbursed. For more information and copies of FEMA's forms, residents can contact Baltimore County Office of Homeland Security and …
Friday, December 21, 2012
Catonsville's National Art Honor Society is making clay pendants out of shells and is selling them to help those hurt by Hurricane Sandy.
Catonsville High's National Art Honor Society is trying to help those hurt by Hurricane Sandy. Art teacher Windy Spiridigliozzi is helped the student come up wtih a number of what they call shell-impressed clay pendants to aid the "Shells for NJ Shores" Hurricane Sandy Relief fund, according to the Baltimore County Public Schools website. Catonsville students have already created nearly 200 and will be selling them at the school in the office, suggesting a $5 fee, the site states. All of the money that comes in from this will go to the rebuilding efforts from Hurricane Sandy. Visit Shells for New Jersey Shores website for more info on this national program.
Monday, November 26, 2012
The school and the community are seeking donations to give to a New Jersey school that was hit hard by the recent storm.
Catonsville Elementary School's Operation Sandy project will begin this Saturday. The school, plus the Catonsville community, is going to take donations to help out a school in New Jersey and the community, a place that Hurricane Sandy hit very hard a few weeks ago. The school is trying to get things like school supplies, first aid supplies, paper products and clothing, and these are going to be taken at the elementary school from 8 a.m.-noon on Saturday. Bring donations to the school at 615 Frederick Rd., Catonsville, during that time Saturday. All of the donations are going to help Keansburg High School in New Jersey plus the community arouind it. Those interested in helping out in any way can call Linda Miller at Catonsville …
Monday, November 5, 2012
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 …
The generators, sold between December 2011 and July 2012, are at risk of leaking fuel, which poses a fire hazard.
Champion Power Equipment has recalled about 8,600 portable generators sold exclusively at Costco locations from December 2011 to July 2012 because fuel can leak from the generators' carburetor, posing a fire hazard. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, there have been 11 reports of fuel leaks from the generators catching fire. Two of the fires caused property damage. The commission recommends that anyone who owns one of the affected generators stop using it immediately and contact the company for a free repair kit that can be installed by an authorized dealer or return the generator to Costco for a full refund. Champion, based in Santa Fe Springs, CA, is recalling two models, both of which have a black frame with black…
Freezing temperatures lead to a mid-week storm and possibly snow, according to forecasters.
Fans of inclement weather who didn't get their fill from Superstorm Sandy have much to look forward to this week, according to forecasters at the National Weather Service. NWS issued a freeze warning for southwest Baltimore County on Sunday, effective through Monday morning. The weather is expected to be mostly sunny on Monday, reaching a high of about 48 degrees before dipping near freezing Monday night. Mostly sunny skies are also forecast for Tuesday, with the temperature reaching 46 degrees during the daytime and as low as 36 at night, according to NWS. A significant nor'easter storm system is expected to affect the northeast U.S. on Wednesday, which could produce high winds and flooding, according to NWS. Rain is likely in this area …
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.
Saturday, November 3, 2012
The Red Cross offers ideas for individuals and businesses to help out storm victims.
Wondering how to help those still suffering from the effects of Superstorm Sandy, especially those in New York and New Jersey? The New York Red Cross provided the following suggestions for individuals and businesses. Tell us what you're doing to help out those most impacted the storm.
Friday, November 2, 2012
Headcount’s Participation Tour, which features Dumpstaphunk and Anders Osborne, aims to increase voter registration and benefits Hurricane Sandy relief. The tour rolls through Baltimore, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. and New York City this week.
Musicians will rock out and get their funk on for Hurricane Sandy aid and voter registration for the next four nights. HeadCount and Magic Hat Brewing Company have teamed up for this year’s Participation Tour, which is anchored by funk outfit Dumpstaphunk and folk rocker Anders Osborne, both from New Orleans. While the tour’s original aim was to register more voters for the upcoming election, HeadCount announced Thursday that all proceeds from the four-day tour will be donated to the Red Cross and other relief efforts. “In an election year we get very focused on voter registration, but something we like to say is ‘make your voice heard every day, not just on election day,’” HeadCount Executive Director Andy Bernstein said via email. “You…
Trucks from Tennessee and Florida travel Interstate 95 Thursday. See how you can help.
Howard and Carroll counties was largely spared from catastrophic damage from Superstorm Sandy, but residents in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and other coastal areas were not so lucky. 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 statement. To schedule a blood donation at a center near you or for more information about…