Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has ordered city officials to establish a command center for outreach to North Baltimore residents without power.
Staff from the Office of Emergency Management, the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhoods, Baltimore Housing and other agencies will establish the command center at the Northern Community Action Center at 5225 York Road, according to a news release.
Outreach teams will be visiting residences without power throughout the weekend to hand out ice, water and other emergency supplies.
According to BGE’s website, there are still 10,853 Baltimore residents without power, and outage map shows there are still thousands of people on North Baltimore that don’t have electricity.
A spokesman for the mayor said the city has been sending teams to reach out to residents without power all week, but that they were establishing an outreach center in North Baltimore because of the high concentration of homes without power in the area.
The Board of Estimates also voted to extend the State of Emergency for Baltimmore City declared by the Mayor on June 30, during an emergency session held on Friday afternoon.