City employees and volunteers were making a last push on Saturday morning to try and reach out to the estimated 3,000 people citywide still without power following last weekend's storm.
Community Emergency Response Teams members from Anne Arundel and Montgomery counties, Maryland Defense Force members and Red Cross employees were being sent throughout the city to knock on doors and hand out water, ice and Meals, Ready to Eat to resident still without power.
"Given the heat and the few thousand people without power we’re worried that our most vulnerable citizens don’t know what resources are available," said C.P Hsia, preparedness program manager in the Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management.
The Northern Community Action Center, 5225 York Road, was being used for the command center for the outreach efforts that will continue on Sunday.
Kevin Cleary, with the Mayor’s Off of Emergency Management, said the heat, which is expected to climb to about 104 degrees on Saturday, alone would cause concern about the well being on vulnerable citizens.
"This type of heat is a killer," Cleary said.
He said the residents most likely to die due to heat are men more than 80 years old without strong social connections and that are already affected by a medical condition. He said by going door to door the city hopes to identify more of these people and get them the help that they need.