The hurricane that almost was
Just before Halloween, Superstorm Sandy made landfall along the Jersey Shore and the massive system's affects were felt throughout the Mid-Atlantic, including in Carroll County.
Winds gusted to near 60 mph in Carroll County and stronger along Maryland's Eastern Shore, topping 80 miles per hour on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. More than 5 inches of rain fell during the storm, including 6.13 inches in Manchester and 5.95 inches in Westminster. Baltimore received its fifth highest rainfall for any calendar day on record with 6.67 inches.
The storm uprooted a massive tree which fell into a Sykesville woman's home.
Three homes in Carroll were damaged due to fallen trees, according to Carroll County Government spokesperson, Robert Windham.
Some homes experienced minor flooding, and school was cancelled for two days as a result of related power outages caused by the storm.
A total of 348,798 BGE customers lost power during Sandy, but regained it faster than in June's derecho. This was largely because BGE was able to order crews in from different states to work on the power outages, Gould said.