Thousands are without power in the Baltimore area Wednesday morning after a hard-hitting storm brought heavy rain, damaging winds and flooding.

As of 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, 694 active outages were affecting over 8,910 customers, according to the Baltimore Gas and Electric outage map.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has these tips to stay safe in the event your power goes out:

How to Report an Outage with BGE

Banner staff contributed to this report.

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