Here's a collection of our stories about Hurricane Sandy in Pikesville, Maryland, as well as Baltimore and Harford counties.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Friday, October 26, 2012
The hurricane is expected to touch either the Mid-Atlantic or New England regions early next week, according to FEMA officials on Friday. Here are ways to track its progress.
Hurricane Sandy will likely touch the Mid-Atlantic or New England regions by early next week, and its force is expected to exceed what was known as 'The Perfect Storm' of 1991. It was also an east-to-west storm, like Sandy, and produced waves of 10-30 feet from North Carolina to Nova Scotia, as well as gusts up to 78 mph. That means that the Baltimore area will likely get a taste of Sandy's very high winds, rains—and power outages that have been forecast. Meanwhile, Gov. Martin O'Malley declared a state of emergency on Friday, in anticipation of Sandy's possible arrival in Maryland late Sunday or early next week. After Sandy reaches our area, it will then be pushed west toward Pennsylvania where it could leave 8 inches or more of snow in …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
A storm already passed through Milford Mill, Pikesville and Brooklandville by 9:40 p.m. Tuesday, with only reports of a few downed wires and other insignificant damage, according to the Baltimore County Fire Department.
UPDATE (10:56 p.m.)—The storm that is passing through Baltimore County Tuesday evening has caused only minor damage so far, according to Capt. C. Ross Cooke of the Baltimore County Fire Department. Most of the damage, Cooke said, was concentrated in the Pikesville, Brooklandville and Lutherville areas. Baltimore Gas & Electric reports 14,000 customers are without power, 10,000 of them in Baltimore County. As of 9:44 p.m., there had been some calls about downed wires, and one call from Barnes & Noble in Pikesville, regarding a damaged electrical meter, Cooke said. No significant damage or injuries have been reported, Cooke said. A tornado warning is over, and a severe thunderstorm warning ended at 10 p.m., according to the National Weather …
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
There's still damage visible throughout the community, nearly four weeks after the June 30 derecho storm passed through the area.
Pikesville Middle School saw its share of damage from the derecho storm on June 30. This photo of a large, felled tree, is from the south side of the school, up on the hill in a grove. There are also piles of felled pine tree debris on the north side. The storm caused widespread power outtages, including in Pikesville, where residents were without electricity for up to seven days. Do you have photos of damage throughout Pikesville, Randallstown, Stevenson or other local areas? Upload them to this article to share. View more storm damage: YOUR PHOTOS: Derecho Storm Damage in Sudbrook Park PHOTO OF THE DAY: Remnants of Derecho at Druid Pikesville High Loses Magestic, Hollow Tree at Entrance Power Still Out Throughout Pikesville Area Storm …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Assistant principal: The tree was rotted and had been damaged by storms, including the tropical storm from Hurricane Irene, and the derecho storm on June 30.
A monumental tree measuring six feet or more in diameter has been cut down in front of Pikesville High School. The school lost the tree to rot and storm damage, said assistant principal Allen Brown. "The tree was old and was already damaged from the storm" that occurred June 30 when the county decided to have it removed, he said Tuesday. It won't be there to greet students as they head back to school in the fall. A contractor cut it down last week, but the hollow stump and trunk still remain. The tree was located nearest to the entrance of the school and was closest to the "Pikesville High School" signage on the building. Brown said he had been watching the tree and noticed that parts of it were gradually peeling away, including some of …
Friday, July 20, 2012
Tree damage at Druid Ridge Cemetery is still apparent this week.
I took a drive through Druid Ridge Cemetery this week, and found some signs of the June 30 derecho storm still remain: The storm struck in the Pikesville area, causing widespread power outages, some lasting as long as seven days. Do you know of any other storm damage that remains? If so, upload those photos to this article. How long was your power out, and in what neighborhood? Let's see whose was out the longest? Tell us in the comments box.
Saturday, July 14, 2012
A large tree at the Pikesville Armory lies damaged from the derecho storm June 30.
The electrical power is on by now, but there's still cleanup left from the derecho storm that struck Pikesville on June 30. O Friday, a large tree at the Pikesville Armory was still snapped off and remained on the grounds, surrounded by "danger" tape. Part of that tree lies across an historic piece of field artillery, as well.
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Some residents had to be evacuated because of the fire early Friday at the assisted living facility.
A dryer fire at Springhouse of Pikesville assisted living facility led to an evacuation early Friday morning, according to an article on the Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company website. The building, located at 8911 Reisterstown Road, was damaged by fire, smoke and water, because of the fire in the facility's laundry room, the article states. Residents of the second floor were evacuated and relocated to another of the facility's buildings across the street, said Michael Schwartzberg, PVFC spokesman. Schwartzberg said "I don't believe there were any injuries or transports."