BALTIMORE — Cardinal Power Plant’s Valmy power facility was hit by record storm-damage in a historic storm that knocked out power in more than 50 percent of the city of Baltimore.
The facility, built in 1869, was hit hard, the Baltimore City Department of Public Works said on its website.
Damage to Valmy’s water tank was extensive, causing flooding and the loss of water pumps and a generator, according to the department.
It is estimated that more than 1,000 homes have lost power in the area, according the department’s statement.
More than 400,000 Baltimore residents lost power from 6 a.m.
Saturday to 6 p.m., and Baltimore has received more than 7.2 inches of rain since Thursday, according a report from the National Weather Service.
A few thousand customers were without power Thursday night and Friday, but power returned to most customers Saturday morning, according that report.
Some residents have reported power being out at the Valmy plant in Valmy Township, Md., where the facility is located, the city said.
BALTIMORADO — Maryland’s second-largest city reported an average of 4.1 inches of snow and winds of 50 mph, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said.
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has urged residents to stay at home and avoid driving and walking.
Officials in Baltimore, the state’s largest city, warned residents to prepare to lose power if the storm continues and to avoid the roads.
There are no estimated damages from the storm in Baltimore or in neighboring Maryland.