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8:31 am
Fri May 16, 2014

Severe Storm Hits Mid Atlantic Region

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WASHINGTON (AP) - A storm bringing heavy rain and flooding is complicating travel and knocking out power in the mid-Atlantic region.

The National Weather Service has issued flash flood watches and warnings around the region through Friday afternoon.

Transportation officials around the region are closing flooded roads as heavy rains move through early Friday and emergency officials are reporting rescues of motorists stranded in high water.

The Maryland Transit Administration is suspending service on MARC's Brunswick line because of trees on the track.

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11:20 am
Wed February 5, 2014

Flood Advisory for New Castle County

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There’s a flood advisory for New Castle County.

It’s the result of a storm that has hit northern Delaware with ice and freezing rain.

Dozens of roads have been closed as the result of downed trees and wires.

There have been numerous power outages with Delmarva Power reporting some 14,-thousand customers without electricity.

Around 69-hundred are located in New Castle County.

The rest are in Cecil and Harford counties in Maryland.

Meanwhile, the National Weather Service is forecasting another storm – perhaps the worst this winter.

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9:00 am
Tue August 13, 2013

Storms Force Beefing Up Power Grid in Maryland

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With climate change comes more frequent and more intense storms many of whom have reached up into the Delmarva region.

Maryland News Connection reporter Allison Burns says the Obama administration is aiming to strengthen the response to power outages that cost as much as $35 billion a year nationally.

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11:40 am
Tue June 25, 2013

Storms Down Power Lines, More Expected This Afternoon

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Storms downed trees and utility wires and left thousands in the dark in Delaware and Maryland last night.

More than 1,100 Delmarva Power customers remain without power in New Castle County, Del., and Cecil County, Md., on Tuesday morning after storms blew through the region Monday. Baltimore Gas & Electric is reporting about 1,000 customers without power throughout central Maryland.

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9:14 am
Tue June 18, 2013

Thunderstorms Down Trees in New Castle County (Update)

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Delmarva Power has only 375 customers left in New Castle County without service down from 15-hundred earlier this morning in the wake of thunderstorms that brought large hail and knocked down trees and power lines last night.

A total of more than 11-thousand were experienced outages Monday night in the Wilmington, Bellevue, Fox Point and Bellefonte areas.

The National Weather Service reported 3/4-inch hail fell in Bear and Newark on Monday night, with smaller sizes elsewhere in the county as well as in the Hollyville area of Sussex County.

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3:21 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

PSC Hears Utilities on Storm Outages

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BALTIMORE (AP) - The chairman of the Maryland's Public Service Commission is asking utilities how they can avoid weeklong power outages after major storms, but utility officials say they can't tackle the kinds of problems they faced after this summer's derecho storm within 24 hours.


The PSC held a hearing in Baltimore on Thursday, and the panel heard first from Baltimore Gas and Electric.

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