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Hurricane Sandy: Howard County tips and information

Stuck in the storm without answers? We’ve taken some of the most frequently asked questions in your neighborhood and provided answers. But we need your input. Do you have more information and tips on these issues? Please use the comments section below to post them for your neighbors.

Do you have questions of your own? Please post below; we encourage the community to help you with some answers.

How do I call for help if 911 isn’t working?

Howard County officials say they are confident 911 will remain operational. For non-emergency inquiries, Howard County’s call center is open for questions and information and can be reached at 410-313-2900.

When will my trash be picked up?

Trash and recycling pick-up has been canceled through Tuesday.

Are schools closed?

All Howard County Public Schools are canceled through Tuesday.

Who do I call if my power is out?

To report power outages, call BGE at 1-877-778-2222.

Where are local shelters?

The Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way in Columbia is open as a shelter. Since personal space is limited, those needing to shelter are encouraged to bring only essential items including medications/medical equipment, food, if there are any dietary restrictions, personal care items, sleeping bags/bedding. Pets will be allowed – bring crates and food for your pet.

Is public transportation running?

Howard Transit services are canceled through Tuesday.

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