Clarke: ‘We Were Very Blessed’
Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke said her district fared very well during the hurricane compared to the June derecho.
Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke, whose district covers much of North Baltimore, said her district fared much better in the wake of Hurricane Sandy than it did following the June derecho.
Clarke, who introduced a resolution calling for a hearing with BGE after power outages plagued the district following the derecho, said she has been pleased with the response so far.
"I have some problem places, but I’m working with the Emergency Operations Center and BGE. By and large we were very blessed that it was not as severe as it could’ve been and we were prepared," Clarke said.
She said there was still a pocket of houses in Guilford that went eight days without power in June, and also lost power in the storm, but she is working to get that situation resolved.
"I think the mayor [and] Emergency Operations Center has been stellar with this storm. [I] appreciate the warning, the updates and the help," Clarke said. "BGE seems to be responding well."
In the immediate aftermath of Sandy BGE reported about 31,000 customers in the city lost power, and 7,810 still without power as of Wednesday morning. That’s compared to 186,000 city customers who lost power in June, many waiting nearly a week to have power restored.