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County Shifts Emergency Shelters to Police Stations as Hurricane Cleanup Continues

Public Works Crews continue work to open roads

Annapolis, MD (August 28, 2011) — The Anne Arundel County Office of Emergency Management will close the Annapolis High School Shelter at 6 p.m and transition to Police Stations as most residents have returned to their homes.

The shelter opened at 1 p.m. on Saturday as Hurricane Irene approached, and served as many clients as 68 with 10 pets. Each of the County's four district police stations are available as needed for sheltering, and are equipped with cots and water.

Road closures have decreased from 213 after the storm hit to 151 currently. The Emergency Operations Center will remain partially activated until 5 p.m. on Monday, August 29.

Public Works crews will continue to work through the night with about 45 County personnel and contractors to clear additional roads. Countywide, 107,961 Baltimore Gas and Electric customers remain without power. BGE is urging customers to notify it of outages by calling 877-778-2222.

The Millersville Landfill and the Glen Burnie and Sudley Convenience Centers will be open Monday, August 29, at 8 a.m. for storm debris disposal. The facilities are closed on Sundays.

Customers can also leave material at the curbside on their regular collection days. You can put as much yard waste at the curb as you need to. Tree limbs and branches must be less than 4 feet in length, with a maximum branch diameter of 4 inches. Put leaves, brush, branches and grass clippings in a bag or container and mark with an "X". If not in a container, branches must be tied into bundles (not to exceed 4 ft/4" diameter).

For more information on locations, hours of operation and how to reach customer service, go to http://www.aacounty.org/DPW/WasteManagement/index.cfm


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