Anne Arundel schools are open two hours late, except 17 schools without power that remain closed: Arlington Echo; Belvedere Elementary; Deale Elementary; Edgewater Elementary; Ferndale Early Education Center;
Baltimore City schools are closed.
Harford County schools are closed.
Most Howard County schools are open. However as of Tuesday night, 10 were still without power: Bollman Bridge, Dayton Oaks, Longfellow, Tridelphia Ridge, Folly Quarter and Patuxent Valley elementaries; Wilde Lake Middle; and Glenelg, Hammond and Wilde Lake high schools. The school system will update its website at 5 a.m.; any school that has power at that time will be open Wednesday.
Most area colleges will be open.
•Full list of area school closings
Harford County offices are closed for non-essential employees.
Baltimore County, Howard County, Anne Arundel County,
Baltimore City offices will reopen Wednesday.
Maryland state government offices will be open.
Federal government offices will open.
Fort Meade and
Maryland Transit Administration services, including the Maryland
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Washington Metro and Metrobus services resumed Tuesday afternoon.
MARC train services will resume Wednesday.
Harborplace & The Gallery, The Mall in Columbia, Towson Town Center and the Mondawmin Mall in Baltimore will be open.
Storm survival tips
During the storm
•Stay informed by monitoring the storm through the Internet, radio or TV
•Stay indoors during the storm, away from windows and glass doors.
•Close inside doors, secure doors to the outside.
•Keep curtains and blinds closed.
•At the height of the storm, stay in a small, interior room.
After the storm
•Avoid flooded roads and washed-out bridges.
•Stay out of buildings that are surrounded by standing water.
•Inspect your home and take pictures of any damage for insurance reasons.
•Use flashlights rather than candles.
•Wait for word from officials before returning home.
•Stay away from loose or hanging power lines and report them to the utility right away.
If your property is damaged by
, the Maryland Insurance Administration and insurance companies have the following suggestions:
•Once the danger is over, contact your insurance company to report the damage. Keep a detailed inventory of the damage, including photos and video.
•Make temporary repairs so the damage doesn't get worse. That includes boarding up windows or holes in the roof. Mop up water and ventilate wet areas to hasten drying.
•Keep receipts for tarp, plywood or any other items used to make temporary repairs. Also, keep receipts of expenses you incur if you're unable to stay in your home because the damage is too severe.
•The typical deductible on a homeowner's policy is $500 to $1,000, according to the Insurance Information Institute. Be aware, your homeowner's policy may contain a "hurricane deductible," which you must pay first if the damage is caused by the storm before the insurance kicks in. The Institute says these hurricane deductibles can run 1 percent to 5 percent of the house's value — or even more in some coastal areas.
Some insurance contacts:
800-492-2709; 800-545-3492 (fax)