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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.    

dennis kirby October 31, 2012 at 05:28 PM
lets see mary mouth clark up in a bucket truck pulling a cable 25 feet in the air them lineman work there asses off to get power back on[ mouth mouth mouth]
Leona MacDonald November 01, 2012 at 12:28 PM
BGE hasn't even bothered to come clean up the carnage in our back yards from the Derecho. In fact there are trees still on the power lines and they don't bother to get rid of. Just apparently waiting for them to completely fall. One is leaning up against my neighbor's house. Obviously someone needs to get on BGE or they'd do nothing. Dennis, You have issues.
dennis kirby November 01, 2012 at 03:39 PM
the issue is the trees our on private property that is you neighbors problem if it was not for the storm in june we all would be out of power i think bge does a better job doing things for the public than clarke have a nice day
Leona MacDonald November 01, 2012 at 04:30 PM
It is not on private property. It is on city property alleyway. We can't cut the trees if they are tangled in power lines now can we? BTW it is not "our" it is "ARE" and it is also not "you" it is "your"
dennis kirby November 01, 2012 at 05:07 PM
you must live in roland park or around there because all thay do is complain up there you and clarke should prune the trees up

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