State and city emergency organizations on Wednesday afternoon will aid Baltimore residents impacted by the severe storms that racked the city, particularly Northeast Baltimore, last week.
Staff from Maryland emergency organizations will be on site at 2500 E. Northern Parkway from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday to provide insurance claim support, flood management information, emergency management expertise, and food distribution information.
Emergency organizations present will include the Baltimore City Office of Emergency Management, Maryland Department of Emergency Management, Maryland Insurance Administration, Maryland Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, and the Baltimore City Department of Planning.
Most of the damage occurred last Thursday, Aug. 5, during a massive storm that swept both Central Maryland and the Eastern Shore. The storm caused widespread power outages, flooding, downed trees, and property damage.
The morning following the storm, Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE) reported over 24,000 power outages throughout the city and Baltimore County.
In Northeast Baltimore, a residence on Westfield Ave. incurred damage after it was impaled by an uprooted tree. A car parked in front of the residence was also crushed.
“The severe weather last week caused significant damage to our communities and we are actively working to address its impact,” Mayor Brandon Scott said in a statement. “I’ve toured the area and have witnessed firsthand the harm that this storm inflicted on our communities. However, Baltimore is all about coming together and supporting our neighbors in their time of need. I want to thank our partners for helping set up this Storm Recovery Assistance Event. Together we will ensure that our communities are able to bounce back stronger than ever.”