Regional Recap, August 30, 2011

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No Power? You May Have To Wait Till Friday. Thousands of Marylanders who lost electricity in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene may have to wait a week for full restoration.One person was reported dead in connection with the storm. Officials said a tree fell in Queenstown, Queen Anne’s County, knocking a chimney into the sunroom of a house on Quarter Creek Drive, killing Anne Bell. The 85-year-old woman and her son had gone into the sunroom after they lost power, police said. Bell was struck by debris, causing severe trauma. Her son was also injured. He was treated and released from a local hospital.

Civil War Items Stolen From Arundel Man’s Home. An Anne Arundel county man said he’s had thousands of dollars’ worth of Civil War memorabilia stolen from his home.Jason Bannis told 11 News reporter Rob Roblin that he is a Civil War collector and that his specialty is confederate memorabilia.He said confederate money was among the items stolen recently. He said some of the bills were worth as much as $5,000 to $10,000.Bannis said he knew something was wrong when he found that his sliding glass door had been opened.

Traffic Alert: Road Closures For This Weekend’s Grand Prix. City officials said motorists should be aware of road closures taking place as this weekend’s Baltimore Grand Prix approaches.The following roadways will be closed on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 after 7:30 p.m… Read more: http://www.wbaltv.com/news/29016932/detail.html#ixzz1WW5LmW3e

Need To File Insurance Claim? Be Prepared.  Many insurance companies had their agents fanned out across the country on standby to respond to claims after Hurricane Irene, but before you call your company, there are a few things you should do and know.Insurance experts say be smart about filing a claim. “The first thing to do is secure the property, so no more water or damage will get in,” said former Maryland Insurance Commissioner Al Redmer, who saw state residents through Hurricane Isabel.

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