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STORM: About 3,500 Without Power In Harford

Harford County was hit with strong thunderstorms Friday night and Saturday morning.

UPDATED (11:55 p.m.)—Strong storms hit Harford County late Friday night and early Saturday morning, and about 3,500 BGE customers remained without power late Saturday night.

As of 11:51 p.m., BGE reported 3,532 customers in Harford County remained without power, while another 6,795 had been restored since storm operations began around 6:30 p.m. on Friday.

That's after 4,965 outages at 9:47 p.m., 4,800 outages at 2:51 p.m., 5,865 outages at 12:46 p.m., 5,955 customers waiting for restoration as of 10:36 a.m., and nearly 7,000 without power as of 9 a.m.

With about a half-million customers impacted throughout the region, Gov. Martin O'Malley .

Arbutus Patch reported before restoration. 

Harford County Public Libraries are offering branches as cooling centers Saturday.

Harford County Volunteer Fire & EMS Association spokesman Rich Gardiner told that the county sustained downed trees and power lines. He said there were reports of power lines on fire in some locations, and high water in localized areas.

But he added the "call volume for fire companies wasn't as high as other surrounding jurisdictions."

In Baltimore County, Towson Patch reported trees were down and thousands of BGE customers were without power.

Do you have trees down or damage in your neighborhood? Add photos to this post and let us know what's going on in the comment section below.

You can also email editor at sean.welsh@patch.com or call or text at 443-299-7702.

Harford County is under a heat advisory from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. Saturday. Temperatures may hit 105 degrees by Saturday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

Residents are advised to stay out of the sun and in air conditioned facilities whenever possible.

The extreme heat is expected to carry into Sunday.

Harford County will open cooling centers on Sunday at Bel Air and Abingdon Volunteer Fire Companies. The Bel Air house is located at 109 South Hickory Avenue. The Abingdon facility is at 3306 Abingdon Road. They will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Ashley June 30, 2012 at 05:53 PM
Still without power in Fallston... Hope they get to us soon. I can live without AC, but we need water.
HDG resident June 30, 2012 at 06:38 PM
I didn't think about electricity and the wells! I guess if you are on a well it would be a good idea to keep a few gallons of bottled water on hand - just on case - especially in the summer when these storms can come up so quickly. I hope your electricity is restored soon!
Fed up June 30, 2012 at 08:11 PM
Still without power here in Edgewood. Luckily I have a generator. Costing me a fortune in gas tho. Hopefully we can get some power soon.
MJ June 30, 2012 at 09:16 PM
Bottled water is great. Until you need to flush the toilet... Or shower. Wilting away in fallston as well.
mdfitz July 01, 2012 at 08:02 PM
Here's a thought for flushing toilets when without water - During prep for Hurricanes, fill up a tub for water to flush or boil (if tub is clean) for coffee, etc... For this event, find a local stream or somewhere with running water, fill up containers to use specifically for flushing (may look icky, but at least it will work without having to buy alot of water).
cheather3 July 01, 2012 at 09:05 PM
No power in edgewood still the power was on for about an hour whats the hold up

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