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Hurricane Irene Likely to Impact DC

August 26, 2011

As of 5 p.m. last night, the National Hurricane Center showed Hurricane Irene coming close enough to the District to potentially cause Tropical Storm force wind gusts of 30-60 mph, with higher gusts closer to the shore. In light of that threat, NWS Baltimore/Washington chose to issue a Tropical Storm Watch for our area. Residents concerned about flooding can pick up up to five sandbags from DPW to help protect their property. Details from DPW are below.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 25, 2011

CONTACT: Linda Grant
202.497.1080/cell

DPW TO PROVIDE SANDBAGS TO DC RESIDENTS IN ANTICIPATION OF

HURRICANE IRENE

 (Washington, DC)  The DC Department of Public Works announced today that District residents, with DC identification, may pick up sandbags (up to five per household) at its New Jersey Avenue and K Street, SE site (entrance on New Jersey at I Street, SE).   Distribution begins Friday, August 26, at noon and runs through midnight.  Distribution resumes Saturday, August 27, at 8 am and continues through midnight.  The sandbags weigh between 40 lbs. and 50 lbs. and residents will need to load them into their vehicles.

DPW will have employees and signage directing residents to the site entrance.
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Like Rest of City, Park View Area Only Sustains Minor Earthquake Damage

August 24, 2011

In walking around the neighborhood after yesterday’s 5.9 magnitude earthquake, the only significant damage evident was at 3101 Georgia Avenue (corner of Irving Street). As with other buildings around town, 3101 had a portion of its knee wall collapse and crash to the sidewalk. Below are a few detail images of the damage.

In the broader immediate area, Mt. Rona over at 13th and Monroe sustained significant damage. You can see images of that damage here.

Personally, the only thing I found amiss awaiting me upon my return home was a toppled Santos which was laying face down on the floor.  Did anyone else find earthquake evidence or damage at their house?

Damaged knee wall

Rubble on sidewalk

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