Keeping Track of Hurricane Joaquin and Staying Prepared
For those wanting to stay current on Hurricane Joaquin and possible impacts on the city, the District of Columbia Government has set up the Website ready.dc.gov and is monitoring the weather and the potential impacts to our area from the hurricane.
The following is the status and updates as of last night. Please visit ready.dc.gov for updates:
Significant rain and wind are expected through Monday, October 4.
- Get updates on the storm from the National Weather Service.
- Sign up to receive emergency alerts through AlertDC.
- For those with medical equipment which need power, contact PEPCO’s Emergency Medical Equipment Notification Program prior to any emergency.
- Get enough medication for the approximate duration of the emergency (usually at least 72 hours).
- Get enough non-perishable food and water for the approximate duration of the emergency (usually at least 72 hours).
- If you require personal care assistance, make arrangements in advance with the provider or family members.
District agencies are meeting daily to discuss the latest weather reports, potential impacts to the District, and next steps.
- District government operations are open for business.
- WMATA is currently planning to keep both Metrorail and Metrobus on normal schedule, but visit www.wmata.com for the latest information.
Residents in potentially affected areas should continue to monitor local radio or TV stations for updated emergency information. Learn how you can get information on how to be prepared.
- Resources from the District’s Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA):
- FEMA Resources
- Ready Business: www.ready.gov/business
- Commuter emergency plan: http://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/90370
- Family emergency plan: http://www.ready.gov/sites/default/files/FamEmePlan_2012.pdf
- Small Business Administration disaster planning: https://www.sba.gov/content/disaster-planning
- Disaster Reporter App: https://www.fema.gov/disaster-reporter
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