BGE Preparing for Hurricane Sandy
The storm's path is still being calculated, but it could reach the Maryland coastline this weekend.
Emergency services and BGE are closely monitoring the path of Hurricane Sandy as it nears the East Coast.
Sandy made landfall Thursday in Cuba. Its path could veer toward the East Coast, landing anywhere from New York to Maryland, or it could fade away into the North Atlantic, meteorologists said.
The storm could create gale-force winds, or it could join with a winter storm and blast the East Coast with a wintry mix of rain and snow.
BGE issued a statement Wednesday saying it was preparing for the possibility of weather-related outages this weekend and into next week.
"Despite the fact that this particular storm is several days away, and its path is still in question, BGE is closely monitoring (Hurricane) Sandy with an eye toward executing its playbook for severe impact storms," said Jeannette M. Mills, vice president and chief customer officer for BGE.
The service also advised its customers to have a plan in place should power be out for extended periods of time.
"BGE encourages customers to take time now to ensure they are prepared should severe weather affect the service area resulting in extended power outages," according to the statement.