BGE preparing for massive power outages

BALTIMORE - You're waking up this morning and the lights are still on, but don't be fooled, BGE is preparing for massive outages as Sandy makes her way here in the coming days.

Crews are starting to report for the day at BGE's stagging area at BWI Airport on Dorsey Road.

They'll begin the day with breakfast, get a safety briefing and get their assignments as they head out this morning.  Out-of-state crews will be assigned to a BGE crew leader and crews were out overnight as well.

BGE has brought in thousands of out of state workers and this is where they will be reporting for work.

Crews from 10 states, as far as Texas are here to help with the response to Hurricane Sandy.

BGE is preparing for massive power outages as sandy makes her way to our area. Strong winds and heavy rain are expected to bring down lots of trees and power lines and leave thousands in the dark.

Crews from out-of-state started arriving this weekend to get ready for the massive response.

They came in from Florida, Georgia, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Mississippi and 5 other states. BGE says altogether they have about 3-thousand people manned and ready to go once this area starts to feel the impact of the storm.

Crews will be working long shifts to remove trees and repair power lines as soon as it's safe to do so. And remember, if you see damage especially downed power lines be sure to call BGE. 

This looks all too familiar to the June Derecho where thousands were left without power for more than a week.

The big difference here is that storm caught a lot of people off guard and out-of-state crews didn't arrive until after it happened.

Here with Sandy, the extra help is already in place and ready to go. 

crews are starting to report for the day at BGE's stagging area at BWI airport.  They'll begin the day with breakfast, get a safety briefing and get their assignments as they head out this morning.  out of state crews will be assigned to a bge crew leader and crews were out overnight as well.

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