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Date: May 29, 2018

Officials Detail Storm Damage and Response Efforts

In the wake of Sunday’s severe storm and flooding, Baltimore County Executive Don Mohler announced that the County will provide curbside pick-up of storm debris from homes in the areas most severely affected by flooding.

“We understand that this unexpected storm has created major disruptions in localized areas in the County,” Mohler said. “Our crews have been working around the clock since Sunday afternoon. We are making extra resources available to help residents recover.”

Curbside Removal of Storm Debris

Mohler announced that the Baltimore County Bureau of Highways will provide curbside pickup beginning tomorrow, May 30, upon request of residents in the greater Catonsville and Oella areas and the Turner Station neighborhood in Dundalk. Residents may call 410-887-3560 to request this service, which will be made available through Friday, June 8.

The County is also providing a temporary debris drop-off center at the Benjamin Banneker Historical Center and Park, located at 300 Oella Avenue, Catonsville, MD 21228, 10 a.m. through 5 p.m., every day, beginning Wednesday, May 30 through Friday, June 8.

In addition, residents may deliver debris to the County’s drop-off centers located in Halethorpe, Cockeysville and White Marsh.

Storm Damage and Operations Summary

County public works and fire crews responded to more than 400 homes with flooded basements to assist with pump-outs. Fire crews performed dozens of significant water rescues and have responded to hundreds of calls for service since Sunday. Baltimore County Fire personnel also continue to provide mutual aid to Howard County, including search and rescue operations support.

One home in the Catonsville area was ruled uninhabitable by County inspectors. Catonsville Elementary School experienced minor flooding, but opened on time this morning.

Homeowners who have suffered damage are advised to contact their insurance companies immediately.

Four roads in the southwest portion of Baltimore County remain closed and County engineers are evaluating conditions. Closed roads include Old Frederick Road, River Road, Westchester Avenue and Thistle Road. Public Works officials expect these roads to remain closed for an extended period.

Storm recovery information will be updated on the County’s web site, baltimorecountymd.gov or on Twitter at BACOemergency.

County Invites Stories of Neighbors Helping Neighbors

During difficult times, people often need an extra helping hand, and others are willing to jump in and offer assistance. County Executive Mohler invites people to share stories about acts of kindness in the community, using the hashtag #BaltCoNeighborsCare.

“We would love for people to share their thanks for a neighbor who helped them clean their basement, or maybe a stranger who stepped in to help in a moment of need related to the storm,” Mohler said.

These stories will be shared and/or retweeted on Baltimore County Government’s social media pages.


Absentee Ballots May be Requested by Mail, by Phone, Online and In Person

The deadline to request a 2018 Primary Election absentee ballot for mail delivery is June 19, 2018.  The deadline to request an absentee ballot for the Primary Election for online delivery is June 22, 2018.  Any registered voter in Maryland may request and vote by absentee ballot.

A voter who wishes to vote by absentee may request an absentee ballot (1) online for voters with a Maryland driver’s license or MVA-issued ID card; (2) by submitting a signed application; (3) by telephone; (4) in writing; or (5) in person at the Baltimore County Board of Elections.  To request an absentee ballot application from the Baltimore County Board of Elections, call 410.887.5700 or visit the office at 11112 Gilroy Road, Suite 104, Hunt Valley, MD 21031 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.  Voters may also visit elections.maryland.gov/voting/absentee.html to request and absentee ballot online, to print an application, or for more information.

If a voter wishes to receive an absentee ballot by mail, the Baltimore County Board of Elections must receive a completed absentee ballot application:

  • If the request is mailed by 8:00 PM on Tuesday, June 19, 2018
  • If the request is submitted online or by mail or fax by 11:59 PM on Tuesday, June 19, 2018

If a voter wishes to receive an absentee ballot online, the Baltimore County Board of Elections must receive a completed absentee ballot application:

  • If the request is mailed by 5:00 PM on Friday, June 22, 2018
  • If the request is submitted online or by email or fax by 11:59 PM on Friday, June 22, 2018

If a voter misses the application deadline, the absentee ballot request must be made in person at the Baltimore County Board of Elections at 11112 Gilroy Road, Suite 104, Hunt Valley, MD 21031.

Early Voting Option

The 2018 Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, and the 2018 General Elections will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.  Starting the 2nd Thursday before the election through the Thursday before the election, voters may vote in person at a designated early voting center(s) in their county of residence.  Early voting locations and hours and additional election-related information and dates are available at: elections.maryland.gov/voting/early_voting.html.

For more information, please contact Baltimore County Board of Elections at 410.887.5700 or the State Board of Elections at 1.800.222.VOTE (8683) or elections.maryland.gov


 
 
Revised September 11, 2017