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Keeping Track of Hurricane Joaquin and Staying Prepared

October 2, 2015

Storm Preparedness

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.

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.

Online resources:

Good Night Irene: Overall, Hurricane Damage Slight

August 29, 2011

This view of Park Place on Sunday morning was typical of what residents saw when they woke up

By and large most Park View residents didn’t have much damage to report due to Hurricane Irene. To the best of my knowledge, there were no power outages in the neighborhood, which is great when you consider that The Post reported that over 1 million had experienced a disruption in service throughout the D.C. Metro Area. In reading their report it seems that Virginia and Maryland had a bigger problem with this than D.C. did.

In walking through the neighborhood signs of the storm were chiefly smaller twigs, branches, and leaves littering sidewalks and roadways. Most of our trees weathered the storm well with two notable exceptions.

Tree clean up on Warder and Luray sent in by a resident of Warder

Just north of the intersection of Luray Place and Warder Street there was one instance of major tree damage. A resident of the 3400 block sent in the photograph to the right showing the District responding quickly to clean it up.

Another instance of damage occurred at 620 Quebec Place, again involving trees. Two trees close to the house each reacted differently to the storm. The smaller one uprooted and fell away from the house. Unfortunately, the larger tree had a large branch weaken and fall into the house and significantly damaged one of the attic dormers. In looking at the damage from the street I have doubts that the dormer can be easily or inexpensively repaired.

Close up of dormer damage to 620 Quebec Place

What were your experiences with Irene? Did you have any damage to report? How do you think Irene compared with Washington’s past hurricanes?

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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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