Superstorm Sandy closures

Storm-related closings


Public schools
Anne Arundel schools are open two hours late, except 17 schools without power that remain closed: Arlington Echo; Belvedere Elementary; Deale Elementary; Edgewater Elementary; Ferndale Early Education Center; Georgetown East Elementary; Glendale Elementary; Jones Elementary; Linthicum Elementary; Lothian Elementary; Magothy River Middle; Northeast High School; Richard Henry Lee Elementary; Severn River Middle; Southern Middle; Tracey’s Elementary; Tyler Heights Elementary.

Baltimore City schools are closed.

Baltimore County schools are open except 17 schools without power that remain closed: Dundalk High, Elmwood Elementary, Franklin Elementary, Fullerton Elementary, Golden Ring Middle, Hebbville Elementary, Kingsville Elementary, Norwood Elementary, Pine Grove Elementary, Pine Grove Middle, Reisterstown Elementary, Relay Elementary, Ridgely Middle, Sparks Elementary, Winand Elementary, Winfield Elementary, Woodmoor Elementary.Carroll County schools are open.

Harford County schools are closed.

Most Howard County schools are open. However as of Tuesday night, 10 were still without power: Bollman Bridge, Dayton Oaks, Longfellow, Tridelphia Ridge, Folly Quarter and Patuxent Valley elementaries; Wilde Lake Middle; and Glenelg, Hammond and Wilde Lake high schools. The school system will update its website at 5 a.m.; any school that has power at that time will be open Wednesday.

Most area colleges will be open.

Full list of area school closings

•Government offices
Harford County offices are closed for non-essential employees.

Baltimore County, Howard County, Anne Arundel County, Carroll County offices will reopen Wednesday.

Baltimore City offices will reopen Wednesday.

Maryland state government offices will be open.

Federal government offices will open.

Fort Meade and Aberdeen Proving Ground will open.


Maryland Transit Administration services, including the Maryland Light Rail, subway and buses were restored Tuesday.

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Washington Metro and Metrobus services resumed Tuesday afternoon.

MARC train services will resume Wednesday. Amtrak will resume service south of Newark.


Harborplace & The Gallery, The Mall in Columbia, Towson Town Center and the Mondawmin Mall in Baltimore will be open.

Storm survival tips

During the storm

•Stay informed by monitoring the storm through the Internet, radio or TV

•Stay indoors during the storm, away from windows and glass doors.

•Close inside doors, secure doors to the outside.

•Keep curtains and blinds closed.

•At the height of the storm, stay in a small, interior room.

After the storm

•Avoid flooded roads and washed-out bridges.

•Stay out of buildings that are surrounded by standing water.

•Inspect your home and take pictures of any damage for insurance reasons.

•Use flashlights rather than candles.

•Wait for word from officials before returning home.

•Stay away from loose or hanging power lines and report them to the utility right away.

Sources: American Red Cross, Maryland Department of Aging, The Old farmer's Almanac

Insurance information

If your property is damaged by Hurricane Sandy, the Maryland Insurance Administration and insurance companies have the following suggestions:

•Once the danger is over, contact your insurance company to report the damage. Keep a detailed inventory of the damage, including photos and video.

•Make temporary repairs so the damage doesn't get worse. That includes boarding up windows or holes in the roof. Mop up water and ventilate wet areas to hasten drying.

•Keep receipts for tarp, plywood or any other items used to make temporary repairs. Also, keep receipts of expenses you incur if you're unable to stay in your home because the damage is too severe.

•The typical deductible on a homeowner's policy is $500 to $1,000, according to the Insurance Information Institute. Be aware, your homeowner's policy may contain a "hurricane deductible," which you must pay first if the damage is caused by the storm before the insurance kicks in. The Institute says these hurricane deductibles can run 1 percent to 5 percent of the house's value — or even more in some coastal areas.

Some insurance contacts:

Allstate 800-54-STORM; 800-547-8676;

Chubb 800-252-4670

ERIE 800-492-2709; 800-545-3492 (fax)

Fireman's Fund 888-347-3428

Hartford 800-243-5860;

Liberty Mutual 800-2-CLAIMS

Nationwide 800-421-3535

State Farm 800-732-5246

Travelers 800-252-4633

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