Area shelters

The Maryland Emergency Management Agency offers a mobile service to find your nearest shelter: Text SHELTER + ZIP Code to 43362. The agency provides updates on Twitter (@mema_feeds).

•The American Red Cross is opening shelters across the state. For a map of your area visit call 1-800-RED CROSS.

•Annapolis High School 2700 Riva Road, Annapolis, is a pet-friendly shelter. Call 410-260-2211.

•Baltimore County has opened a shelter at Eastern Tech High School, 1100 Mace Ave., Essex. For more information, visit

•Harford County has opened a pet-friendly shelter at Patterson Mill Middle/High School, 85 Patterson Mill Road in Bel Air. For more information, call the Harford County Emergency Hotline at 410-838-5800.

•Calvert County has opened shelters at Southern Middle School, 9615 H.G. Trueman Road in Lusby; Calvert High School, 520 Fox Run Boulevard, Prince Frederick; and Huntingtown High School, 4125 N. Solomons Island Road, Huntingtown.

•Worcester County shelters include Stephen Decatur High School, Stephen Decatur Middle School, Snow Hill High School and Pocomoke High School. Pet-friendly shelters include Stephen Decatur Middle, Pocomoke High and Worcester County Animal Control. For additional emergency information, call 410-632-2751.

Power outages

BGE customers should call 877-778-2222 immediately to report your location. The company said customers should turn off or unplug sensitive electronic equipment and appliances. Also, don't light candles or use a gas cooking range for emergency heating. It could build up deadly carbon monoxide fumes. Stay away from fallen or low-hanging wires or anything they contact. Be especially cautious near metal fences.

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