July 2nd, 2012 by WCBC Radio
The City of Cumberland is issuing this Press Release to update residents on the City’s storm recovery process.
Estimates indicate that approximately 2,500 Cumberland residents remain without power at this time. Potomac Edison is reporting that service to most Maryland residents will be restored by late Tuesday or Wednesday but that some small pockets and individual customers in Allegany County may not be restored until Thursday.
Due to the heavy damage, residents are encouraged to transport tree debris to the Allegany County compost site on PPG Road in Mexico Farms. City crews will also be working throughout the coming weeks to clear debris from public right of ways and will assist residents with tree debris placed at the curbside. The City asks residents to be patient during what is expected to be a lengthy process and will provide additional details as they become available.
Residents that have been without power are reminded that food has surpassed the safe use period for consumption if it has not been adequately refrigerated or frozen since the storm, and any such food should be disposed of.
The Constitution Park Pool is closed and will remain closed until further notice. Residents are asked to avoid the Park area if possible.
With temperatures expected to remain in the 90’s over the next several days, residents are encouraged to check on their elderly neighbors. Allegany County’s Cooling Center at the multi-use building at the Allegany County Fairgrounds is open at this time. If possible, residents are encouraged to follow updates on the Allegany County Emergency Services Department Facebook page for new information as it becomes available.