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County Executive Leopold Opens Shelter

Significant Power Outages in Annapolis Area

Annapolis, MD (February 14, 2007) - Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold activated a shelter at Annapolis High School at 1:00 p.m. today.  The shelter is open to all residents in Anne Arundel County and Annapolis City who have been impacted by the loss of power in the wake of an overnight winter storm.

Annapolis High School is located at 2700 Riva Road in Annapolis.  Department of Social Services, Department of Health and Red Cross personnel will staff the shelter during the activation and will be on-hand to assist with needs.

At present, more than 67,000 Anne Arundel County customers are without power.  Annapolis High School is located within the area hardest hit by the power outages and centrally located within the county.

Anyone wishing to use the shelter is encouraged to bring with them personal hygiene items, comfort items, activities for their children, and snacks.

If no other options are available, pets may be brought to the shelter where Animal Control staff will accept and transport animals to the Animal Control facility in Millersville.  Pets should be crated if at all possible.

For more information on the shelter, contact the Emergency Operations Center at (410) 222-0600.  For those residents who have access to a computer, please visit the Anne Arundel County Government website at


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