October 27th, 2012 by WCBC Radio
Mid-Atlantic electric utilities, facing the threat of a direct hit from Hurricane Sandy, reached across North America on Friday to secure extra help in restoring power that they said could be out for more than a week because of prolonged high winds and torrential rain.
Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley declared a state of emergency, and the Assateague Island National Seashore said it will close Saturday to campers and Sunday to all visitors.
O’Malley said Sandy also could affect Maryland’s early general election voting, scheduled from Saturday through Nov. 1.