Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Klein's ShopRite has set up an online donation initiative for disaster relief.
Klein's ShopRite is making giving easier this Thanksgiving season. Customers can donate to Sandy relief initiative through the ShopRite website. Donations may be entered at $5, $10 or $20 here. Patch recently partnered with other AOL employees to send two 18-wheelers full of goods to New Jersey. The Susquehanna Hose Company recently sent supplies north, as well. TELL US: Are you aware of any disaster relief initiatives in Harford County? Leave a comment or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll share your story.
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 …
Employees help out, and you can, too
Monday, November 5, 2012
It's been said it's far better to have a neighbor who's near, than a brother who's far away, but in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Americans across the nation have proven to be the best neighbors and the strongest of families. This past weekend, AOL and Patch employees took an opportunity to pitch in, packing two tractor trailers worth of food, water and supplies in Dulles, VA, and Baltimore. The donations are headed to Hurricane Sandy ravaged areas in New Jersey and Long Island. Want to join the relief efforts? Click here to donate: https://donate.networkforgood.org/aol "When a catastrophe of this size hits, we all feel it, both the hundreds of us who live in the impacted towns, and our colleagues who are watching and wishing they could …
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.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Trucks from Tennessee and Florida travel Interstate 95 Thursday. See how you can help.
A series of utility truck brigades traveled north on Interstate 95 Thursday morning, going to assist in the recovery from superstorm Sandy in New York and New Jersey. Have photos of Sandy's damage in Harford County or your community's recovery? Add them here. » Read some of the top stories in the Baltimore area following Sandy's landfall. To volunteer: For more ways to help, read here. TELL US: What are you doing post-Sandy? Cleaning up? Getting back to work? Volunteering? Leave a comment.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Revisit Patch's best storm coverage in the Baltimore metro area this week.
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Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Improper generator use threatened citizen safety from Joppatowne to Edgewood.
Several people in Harford County were evaluated for carbon monoxide poisoning Tuesday, according to a statement from Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company (JMVFC). A 9-year-old and two adults were taken from Joppatowne to Franklin Square Hospital for carbon monoxide exposure, said JMVFC. Alerted by a residential carbon monoxide detector on the 700 block of Jonathan Drive on Tuesday at 9:18 p.m., firefighters found the gas present at levels that would be deadly after eight hours of exposure. A generator under a deck was the cause, according to JMVFC, which reported a basement window was cracked to feed power cords to the generator. “Because the generator was under the deck, it was not adequately ventilated, causing the wind to blow the …
Liberal leave will be in effect for county employees.
Harford County Government will reopen Thursday after three days of closures in the wake of what once was Hurricane Sandy. The county announced the opening in a release Wednesday afternoon. "We appreciate the patience and understanding of our citizens and employees during the past few days while county government was closed as a result of Hurricane Sandy,” said County Executive Craig in the release. "Our focus has been the restoration and recovery of Harford County following the impact Hurricane Sandy made on our community." Liberal leave will be in effect Thursday for all county employees. The state of emergency for Harford County is scheduled to lift at 5 p.m. Wednesday, the release states.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Aberdeen Proving Ground will be opening late Wednesday morning.
Aberdeen Proving Ground will reopen Wednesday after remaining closed Monday and Tuesday as the remnants of Hurricane Sandy pushed through Harford County. APG will open with a delay—the gates welcoming workers back to post at 9 a.m. Liberal leave will be in effect. The delayed opening and liberal leave were implemented to assist in the storm recovery process, according to an announcement from APG on Tuesday. TELL US: Are you headed back to work on Wednesday? Leave a comment.