News Releases and Media Advisories

Sandy Update – Advisory #14

Annapolis, MD (10-31-12) Annapolis Mayor Joshua J. Cohen announces while Sandy has moved out, City crews are moving into the recovery stage of the storm.

While the flood waters have receded, roughly 1000 residents remain without power today and four of the City’s sewer pump stations are still relying on generator power:

Bristol station

Porter stationSumner station 
Parole station

Residents still experiencing power outages or who have BGE related questions should call 877-778-2222.

Meanwhile, the Harbormaster’s patrol boat is out on area waterways assessing damage to property, vessels and water crafts. 

Department of Neighborhood and Environmental Programs (DNEP) teams are assessing properties to identify structural damage as well as to streamline the permit process for those who were impacted by the storm. If you have questions regarding property damage, call 410-263-7946.

The Department of Public Works (DPW) reminds citizens that refuse and recycling has resumed collections this week on a modified schedule:Monday’s scheduled collection was picked up today, Wednesday, October, 31
Tuesday’s scheduled collection will be picked up on Thursday, November, 1
Thursday’s scheduled collection will be picked up on Friday, November, 2
Friday’s scheduled collection will be picked up on Saturday, November, 3

In order for the City to collect storm debris, residents are urged to put out yard waste as they are able. The City will collect yard waste as quickly as resources permit. This means residents may need to leave storm debris out on the curb for more than one day.

Bulk item pickup that was scheduled for today will be rescheduled for pick up next Wednesday, November 7. 

DPW crews are also removing debris from City streets and ensuring that storm drains are clear.

The Annapolis Call Center, 410-260-2211, will remain open until 7:00 a.m. tomorrow for any non-emergency storm related questions or concerns.

Mayor Cohen signed the termination of the State of Emergency at 11:00 this morning