Cars ordered out of Fells Point and other Sandy-related news

Public schools will be closed tomorrow and city offices open on a limited basis.

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:

Be sure to check our full comment policy before leaving a comment.

  • Carterdetucker

    Cops are going house to house on Lancaster street in Fells point ordering cars off the street.

  • Gerald Neily

    Fells Point may be the most news-centric place, but as of 7 AM Monday morning, the entire region is already totally shut down, both high and low lying areas, in anticipation of high winds expected to arrive in mid afternoon. But as of now, it’s still just an ordinary rain storm.

  • October 6, 2015

  • October 5, 2015

    • Last Call really was Last Call on Saturday night for the Hippo, Baltimore’s well-known gay nightclub, which closed its doors permanently after 43 years in business. As first reported in The Brew, longtime owner Chuck Bowers disclosed to employees last May that he was shutting the nightclub “sometime in the fall” and that the building […]

  • October 2, 2015

  • September 30, 2015

    • Morgan State University professor Lawrence Brown  didn’t mince words. “Congratulations, you are in the very home of racial zoning: Baltimore, Maryland,” he said to a room of about 300 community advocates and activists who had gathered at an Inner Harbor hotel to talk about reinvesting in Baltimore’s low-income communities. “We created it in 1910.” Brown was […]

  • September 25, 2015

    • The Crown Cork & Seal building in Greektown is one of Baltimore’s hidden gems. With its high ceilings and industrial elevators, the 1.1 million square foot space maintains the feel of the original industrial interior, but is now used by artists, woodworkers, craftsmen, and coffee brewers. The Clifton Mansion, which has anchored Baltimore’s Clifton Park communities […]

More of the Daily Drip »

Below the Fold

  • December 15, 2014

    •   “Ha ha, so not a surprise.” “Shocking…not!!” We get applause but also the occasional eye-roll these days for our accountability reporting – like last week’s piece about how tax cuts promised by the mayor as a selling point for Horseshoe Baltimore probably won’t happen, thanks to the casino’s lower-than-expected revenues. We get where the […]