3:15 p.m. UPDATE: Baltimore County officials urge residents in flood-prone areas, including along the Bay and on inland creeks and streams, to consider relocating.
Forecasters predict heavy rainfall and some Bay-area flooding from Sandy starting tomorrow. Emergency responders (fire and police) may not be able to rescue people living in remote areas during the height of the storm, county officials warn.
Fells Point residents living south of Lancaster Street need to move their vehicles in anticipation of possible flooding from Hurricane Sandy. Cars parked in other flood-prone areas of the city should also seek higher ground.
The city also announced that Baltimore City Public Schools will close tomorrow (Monday) and city offices will maintain a minimum schedule.
Starting at 2 p.m. today, residents in Fells Point will be allowed to park their vehicles free of charge at the following city garages and parking lots:
- Caroline Street Garage located at 805 S. Caroline Street
- Fleet and Eden Street Garage located at 501 Eden Street
- Little Italy Garage located at 400 S. Central Avenue
- Edison Parking Lots located at Fallsway and High Streets
Parking restrictions in Fells Point will be implemented on streets south of Lancaster at 6:00 p.m. today and will continue until 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday.
Citizens who live in flood-prone areas of Cherry Hill, Westport, Brooklyn and South Baltimore can move their vehicles to Lot O of the stadium lots.
All parking at city facilities will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
Emergency Numbers to Call
At present, emergency lines 911 and 311 are fully operational, according to the city. Citizens are asked to use 911 for emergencies only. Police officers have been deployed to respond to potential incidents.
Citizens may call 311 for information about the city’s preparations for Sandy. Residents in need of non-emergency assistance can also call Maryland 211 service.
BGE customers should report power outages at 877-778-2222.
For more information on the city’s weather preparedness, see: http://emergency.baltimorecity.gov/Preparedness.aspx