O’Malley not satisfied with power restoration in Maryland

Four days after Hurricane Irene blew through Maryland, Gov. Martin O'Malley said there remains much work to be done to clean up in the aftermath of the storm. "Some of those streets looked like the Jolly Green Giant came by and pushed over oak trees and hickory trees on to houses," the governor said Wednesday during a quick briefing with reporters in Baltimore. Some 140,000 households remained without power at about noon Wednesday. "I think we won't be satisfied until everyone's turned on," O'Malley said. "It's been a long, long time for central Maryland." He did not criticize any utilities outright but pointed to different regions of the state as examples of how some areas are faring better than others. (Check out county-by-county outage figures here.)

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