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Saturday, October 27, 2012

The Governor has declared a State of Emergency for The State of Maryland in anticipation of the storm


Our office recently received an e-mail stating the Governor has declared a State of Emergency for The State of Maryland in anticipation of the storm.  Please read and consider the tips provided below.  Our office is also providing additional contact information.  Please be careful and vigilant of your surroundings.  Let’s Hope for the Best, but prepare for the worst.   
Updates and additional contact information will be forwarded as we receive them.

Regards, Will

Preparing For The Storm

  • Prepare for possible power outages lasting several hours or even several days.
  • Have emergency numbers on hand, including the power company, gas company and your insurance carrier, including your policy number.
·         Keep all cell phones charged and keep a full tank of gas in your car.
·         Get lanterns or large flashlights and have them in a place that will be easily accessible if the power goes out. Avoid candles which can be a fire risk.
·         Keep at least a three day supply of non-perishable food on hand.
·         FEMA suggests you keep one gallon of water per person per day, for drinking and sanitation. Remember to plan for pets as well.
·         If the power goes out, don’t open the refrigerator! If the power is out for less than two hours, the food inside should be safe to eat.
·         Don’t forget a manual can opener.
·         Clear all gutters and drains.
  • Secure any loose items such as yard furniture and grills outside of your house.
  • If using a generator, make sure it is not in a basement or garage and make sure it is located a safe distance from any door, windows or ventilation systems.
  • Stores may be crowded on Sunday; consider stocking up on essentials a day or two sooner.
·         Have adequate prescription medicines and/or infant supplies on hand. Keep a list of all medications on hand.
·         STAY AWAY FROM DOWNED WIRES. ASSUME ALL DOWNED WIRES ARE ENERGIZED

For more preparedness information, please visit the following web sites:
IMPORTANT TELEPHONE NUMBERS
ANIMAL MANAGEMENT DIVISION – 301-780-7200.  Emergency Customer Svc. after hours numbers 301-780-7241; 7242;7243
BALTIMORE GAS & ELECTRIC – 1-877-778-2222
PEPCO – 1-877- PEPCO62 OR 1-877-737-2662 OR 202-833-7500
WASHINGTON GAS – 24 HOUR EMERGENCY LINE 703-750-1400 – 1-800-752-7520
FIRE/EMS DEPARTMENT – Emergency Watch office staffed 24hours – 301-583-2200
POLICE 911
PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY CLICK 311 – DIAL 311 to report any issue or click on the link below.
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National Red Cross

American Red Cross National Headquarters
2025 E Street
Washington, DC 20006

1-800-RED CROSS

(1-800-733-2767)

National Headquarters Staff Directory

202-303-5214

Public Inquiries

202-303-4498 (M-F, 8 AM -5 PM)
MEMA -  Toll Free: 1-877-MEMA-USA (1-877-636-2872)


Thank You,

John J. McGroarty
Community Liaison
Council Member Will Campos
District II - Prince George's County Council
14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive - 2nd Floor
Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772
(301) 952-4858

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