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Tornado Resources

September 3, 2021

Hello Neighbors,

The past couple of days have been very hard for our district. Days after hurricane Ida hit Louisiana, we saw the devastating effects of this storm here in Edgewater and Annapolis. On Wednesday evening an EF-2 tornado with winds as high as 125 mph touched down in Edgewater and traveled to Annapolis. You can see its path and National Weather Service information in the picture below. On Thursday morning, I toured the damage caused by the tornado along with Governor Larry Hogan, and several other State, County, and City officials. We surveyed the damage of South River High School CAT-South before meeting with Mayor Gavin Buckley, and Ald. Rhonda Pindell Charles to see the devastation along West Street in Annapolis.

It is truly a miracle that we have no one seriously injured or worse. While the destruction left in the wake of Ida is substantial - we will build back & recover. I am so thankful to Governor Hogan, County Executive Pittman, Mayor Buckley, and my state district partners for their continued commitment to our district to clean up, rebuild and support our area through this difficult time.

In the days and weeks to come please know that I will be working closely with my state & local partners to assist all those who were affected by this storm. Below I have listed some helpful resources for those affected by the storm. This continues to be a fluid situation - please know I will be posting updates & resources on my social media & keeping my website up to date as details become available. If you need assistance with anything - as always - please reach out to this office 410-841-3211 or

Community Resource Center

The City of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County have set up a Community Resource Center to assist residents & businesses affected by the storm. The Center is located at the Mount Olive Community Life Center, 2 Hicks Avenue and will be open until 8 p.m. Friday September 3rd. The Center will continue to offer services Saturday & Sunday (September 4th & 5th) from 10am - 2pm.

USPS Mail Pickup

Any City resident who has not received mail due to the impacts of Ida can pick up their mail at the post office at 210 Legion Ave after 12pm Friday September 3rd or on Saturday September 4th 9am-1pm for mail pick up. Street parking is available. Their phone number is 410-573-6537. Mail will only be held for 10 days.

Reporting Damage

Anne Arundel County has launched a new web portal where residents can report any damage from yesterday's storm. Residents can report damages by clicking here or call the Office of Emergency Management for the City of Annapolis at 410-260-2211. (*Note that the tool is not a substitute for submitting insurance claims and that the damage assessment submission does not in any way guarantee federal, state, or local reimbursement.)

If you notice a downed wire, or need to report a power outage, please call BGE at 1-877-778-2222.

Insurance Claim Assistance

The People’s Insurance Counsel Division (“PICD”) of the Maryland Attorney General’s Office is available to assist residents who have questions about what may or may not be covered by their homeowner’s insurance policies. Residents can send their questions or request assistance by emailing The Maryland Insurance Administration has additional information and resources for residents to refer to.

Generator Safety

It is CRITICAL as residents return to their homes that they practice generator safety. Keep your generator dry and never operate a generator indoors. Place your generators at least 20 feet away from your home. NEVER plug a generator directly into the wall. If you have any questions please call the Annapolis Call Center at 410-260-2211.

Post Storm Contractors

Residents are reminded to only hire STATE LICENSED CONTRACTORS to complete repair or cleanup work (such as tree removal). Using licensed contractors provides you the backing of the State of Maryland so that you are not the victim of scammers. That means if the contractor makes a mistake or cannot complete the job, the state will help make things right.

Each licensed contractor should provide a license identification number (MHIC) which can be searched using the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (DLLR) website or by calling 1-888-218-5925. A list of some trusted contactors is listed and linked below - ​

Continued Cleanup

The Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works has deployed dumpsters for county residents to dispose of storm debris. Residents are asked to limit the use of these dumpsters to storm-related debris only:

Debris Management #1

Type: Two (2) dumpsters

Location: Lot across from Woodland Beach VFD

Debris Management #2

Type: Two (2) Dumpsters

Location marked with "Permit Parking Only" sign

Location marked with "Permit Parking Only" sign

You can follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to learn about volunteer opportunities, community resources, COVID-19 updates, and much more. If you have any questions or concerns, you can always contact my office by email at or by phone at 410-841-3211.

Stay safe and healthy,

Delegate Dana Jones District 30A, Annapolis & Anne Arundel County


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