Mayor Craig A. Moe announced that the City has opened a shelter at the Robert J. DiPietro Community Center, 7901 Cypress Street, Laurel, MD. The shelter has been opened due to those Laurel communities still affected by the power outage. The shelter is open now and will remain open until 6am on July 2, 2012. Residents may use the shelter to get relief from high temperatures and humidity as well as to re-charge electronics. The Laurel Armory Anderson-Murphy Community Center, 422 Montgomery Street, is currently open as Cooling Center with water, air conditioning and charging stations for electronics. The Laurel Armory will close its operations as a Cooling Center tonight, July 1st, at 9:00pm.
Mayor Moe also announced that City offices will be open for business as usual tomorrow, July 2nd, from 9am - 5pm. City offices will open from 9am – 5pm on July 3rd, suspending our extended Tuesday evening hours. And City offices will be closed on July 4th in Observance of Independence Day. The Laurel Municipal Pool, located on Main Street, will open at 11:00am tomorrow, July 2nd, in response to the continuing high temperatures and humidity.
Mayor Moe thanks the residents for their patience during the current power outages. The City is in constant contact with Baltimore Gas and Electric and will reassess the outage situation each day.