A Roundup Of Hurricane Emergency Contacts And Information

We certainly hope you don’t wind up needing this info, but if you do, here it is:

  • Emergency shelter for Ward 5 has been moved from Turkey Thicket to The North Michigan Park Recreation Center located at 1333 Emerson Street NE, 202 541 3522
  • 24 hour Power Outage Line 1-877-737-2662 (1-877-PEPCO- 62)
  • Downed wires  202-872-3432
  • Downed Trees – public space, and non emergencies like debris removal, call 311
  • Downed Trees – private property, call your homeowners insurance company before starting the removal process
  • Report clogged storm drains, or other water or sewer emergencies to DC Water before or after a storm  202-612-3400
  • Direct threats to your safety, Call 911
  • DPW Services Suspended, so no trash/recycling collection, bulk trash collection, street sweeping, transfer station services for the public, meter enforcement, RPP enforcement, and rush hour enforcement. The impoundment lot will also be closed. Official word for Tuesday is pending, but it will probably be suspended then too
  • CM McDuffie’s Constituent Services Team will be out in Ward 5 assessing damages and reporting issues. Should you need to reach someone in his office contact Jeannette Mobley 202-294-2638 cell 202-441-0200 alternative cell or Tim Clark 202-257-8318 cell 202-277-6386 alternative cell
  • Announcements from the Mayor’s Office:
    http://www.dc. gov
    http://twitter. com/mayorvincegr ay (Mayor Vincent Gray)
  • PEPCO Storm Preparation Handbook
    http://www.pepco. com/_res/ documents/ PepcoStormPrepar ationHandbook. pdf
  • DC Gov’t Text Alerts (rapid text notification and update information during a major crisis or emergency sent to a range of devices, including smartphones)
    https://textalert. ema.dc.gov/ index.php? CCheck=1
  • For up-to-date information on Hurricane Sandy, check Washington DC’s  Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency website at http://hsema.dc.gov/

Be safe out there Brookland and here’s hoping we don’t sustain much damage!

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