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County Executive Leopold Lifts Water Restrictions and Keeps Cooling Centers Open

40,000 homes and businesses still without power

Annapolis, MD (July 2, 2012) - County Executive John R. Leopold has lifted restrictions on water use throughout the County, except for Herald Harbor, and ordered that cooling centers remain open until power is restored to the remaining 40,000 homes and businesses. 

“Our priority now is to ensure that our most vulnerable citizens have options to stay cool and hydrated while power is restored,” County Executive Leopold said. “Temperatures this week will remain high, and we are urging everyone to use caution in this hot weather.”

The Department of Public Works is currently managing 178 service requests. All major intersections are clear. Due to downed power lines, 23 roads remain closed and 18 are partially blocked. Water treatment plants and approximately 65 pumping stations are operating on generator power, but residents who are not in the Herald Harbor service area can start using public water for laundry and outdoor needs.

The Millersville Landfill is open. The Broadcreek Water Treatment Plant, located at 165 Truman Parkway in Annapolis, is open until 5 p.m. for residents needing potable water. Residents can bring their own water containers to the site to be filled.

“I have spoken with BGE President Ken DeFontes, and he assures me that out of state crews are arriving today to assist with the removal of downed power lines and repair of damaged substations,” County Executive Leopold said. “In the meantime, I am pleased that we have been able to assist businesses, families and even their pets, stay cool and hydrated.”

The Department of Aging and Disabilities reports that all dialysis centers in the County are open.

The following facilities are open as cooling centers today:

Brooklyn Park Senior Center
202 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park
8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Pascal Senior Center
125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie
8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

AACO Police Northern District Community Meeting Room
939 Hammonds Lane, Glen Burnie
7:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m. (24 hours)

O’Malley Senior Center
1275 Odenton Rd., Odenton
8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

AACO Police Western District Community Meeting Room
8273 Telegraph Road, Odenton
7:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.

Pasadena Senior Center
4103 Mountain Rd, Pasadena
8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

AACO Police Eastern District Community Meeting Room
3700 Mountain Road, Pasadena
7:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.

Annapolis Senior Center
119 S. Villa Avenue, Annapolis
8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Arnold Senior Center
44 Church Road
Arnold, MD
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

South County Senior Center
27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater
8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

AACO Police Southern District Community Meeting Room
35 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater
7:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m. (24 hours)


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