Sunday, December 23, 2012
Here's a quick look back at the biggest headlines of the week in Annapolis.
No. 1—PHOTOS, VIDEO: Annapolis City Dock Flooding 'Worse Than Sandy' Annapolis residents woke up Friday to nearly four feet of flood waters on City Dock. Harbormaster Flip Walters said, "The flooding is not caused by rain storms. It's caused by southern or south-eastern winds down at the end of the bay that prevents the bay from draining." The high tide closed streets around City Dock and one side of the Eastport Bridge. No. 2—VIDEO: Massive Power Outages Near Annapolis More than 68,000 homes and businesses throughout Anne Arundel County lost power Thursday night after a downed high-voltage transmission line near Bestgate Road shut down several Baltimore Gas and Electric substations. Residents posted photos and videos of the strange lights…
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
City services, early voting and trash collection will resume on Wednesday after Hurricane Sandy.
UPDATE: (6:57 p.m.)—City services and businesses around Annapolis are preparing to re-open their doors on Wednesday after Hurricane Sandy. The storm flooded City Dock up to Memorial Circle, downed a number of trees and took out power for about one quarter of Anne Arundel County. To view all of Annapolis Patch's photos from Hurricane Sandy, click here. Trash collection City trash collection will resume on Wednesday with the following modified schedule: Bulk pickup—that was scheduled for Wednesday—will be picked up on Nov. 7. Annapolis will also start to collect storm debris on Wednesday as "quickly as resources permit," according to the release. City officials ask that residents place yard waste by the curb as they are able, but to note …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Annapolis Mayor Josh Cohen is urging residents to stay indoors for the duration of the storm.
Annapolis residents should expect heavy rain, high winds and widespread power outages as Hurricane Sandy makes landfall sometime Monday night. “As the weather conditions deteriorate, I’m asking Annapolis citizens to stay off the roads and shelter-in-place,” Mayor Josh Cohen said in a press release. “The weather conditions are dangerous and everyone should be in a dry safe environment, out of the elements." The city is under a high wind warning. Annapolis could experience sustained winds of 40 miles per hour and gusts up to 70 miles per hour by early Tuesday morning. A flood watch remains in effect for Annapolis through Tuesday evening with rainfall predicted to be between five to 10 inches. Excessive rainfall could cause creeks and …
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Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Do you have photos from Tuesday’s storm? Share them on Patch.
On Tuesday afternoon and early evening high winds and heavy rainfall ripped through the Annapolis area. The storm downed power lines and tree limbs across the area and forced Anne Arundel County Public Schools to cancel all after-school activities. Coastal flooding caused City Dock to start taking on water even before the rains hit. Do you have photos of the storm? Share them with us. For up-to-the-minute storm coverage and breaking news, follow Annapolis Patch on Twitter and Facebook.
Heavy wind gusts of 40 mph could cause power outages throughout the area, BGE says.
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a coastal flood advisory Tuesday morning, forecasting heavy winds and rain throughout the day in Annapolis and the rest of Anne Arundel County. The NWS said showers are “likely” before noon with thunderstorms occurring from noon to 4 p.m. Their forecast also calls for strong winds, with gusts reaching as high as 40 mph, according to the NWS website. “A coastal flood advisory indicates that onshore winds and tides will combine to generate flooding of low areas along the shore,” according to the NWS weather alert. Conditions throughout the day will be favorable for flooding as rain accumulates, and residents should be alert for warnings as Tuesday progresses, NWS reported. With an 80 percent …