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Power Out in Annapolis -Excessive Heat Again Today

Annapolis, MD (6-30-12) Annapolis Mayor Joshua J. Cohen wants to remind residents that the Pip Moyer Recreation Center is available to residents without power and to those who need to cool off during today’s excessive heat.

Two cooling centers will be open on Saturday for Annapolis residents.  The Pip Moyer Recreation Center will be activated as a cooling center from noon to 6:00 p.m. and Annapolis Senior High School will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

A line of severe thunderstorms moved though the area about 11:00 p.m. Friday evening causing severe damage throughout the Baltimore Metropolitan Region. Down trees and wires with widespread power outages have been reported to the Annapolis Emergency Operation Center which activated at midnight. Public Works crews were called in to clear closed roads of debris. It is estimated that 93,000 residents of Anne Arundel County are still without power as of 6:00 this morning. About 2,000 are in Annapolis.
The Emergency Operations Center will activate the public hotline at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday. June 30. City residents can call 410-260-2211 with questions on non-emergency issues relating to this event.