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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Tropical Storm Joaquin has been updated to a Hurricane as of 0800 hours today, September 30th.

Tropical Storm Joaquin has been updated to a Hurricane as of 0800 hours today, September 30th.  

Currently there is variation in the models as to where and when Joaquin will make landfall.  Some models place it coming onshore at the Eastern Shore of Maryland, while others take it farther up the coast or out into the ocean.  The models are expected to converge over the next 24-36 hours, we will make sure to share this information with you as we receive it.  

Regardless if Joaqiun makes landfall at the Eastern Shore or elsewhere along the East Coast, the NWS has high confidence that heavy rain and flooding is expected to BEGIN Thursday night and last through Monday for the entire state of Maryland.  Rain totals across the state will be 5-10 inches over the weekend, with some places receiving higher amounts.  Storm surge coastal flooding and freshwater flooding are also expected to occur.  

PGC OEM will continue to monitor the situation and develop situational awareness packages that will be shared with the localities.  Please note that we have moved into our new facility off and our phone numbers have changed. The important numbers are listed below, my work cell phone has stayed the same but is also below.

We will have more updates for you beginning tomorrow morning.  Please reach out to me or our office if you have any questions and continue to monitor social media and your local news stations.  Thank you,

7915 Anchor St
Landover, MD, 20785
Main: 301-324-4400


Director Ronald E. Gill: 301-324-4336 (o) ; 240-619-6497 (c)

Friday, September 25, 2015

go tohttp://wtop.com/contests/click-for-a-cause-voting/?char=b, and then click the "Like" button below Baby Sister's Song, Inc., then please SHARE with your network. Thank YOU!

Baby Sister's Song, Inc. has the opportunity to win $12K in the WTOP Click for a Cause Campaign.I am asking you to please support this nonprofit -- Baby Sister's Song by voting today, and asking your FACEBOOK FRIENDS to please vote. 

To vote, go tohttp://wtop.com/contests/click-for-a-cause-voting/?char=b, and then click the "Like" button below Baby Sister's Song, Inc., then please SHARE with your network. Thank YOU!

Today is the last day to vote for Baby Sister's Song!

Get rid of those old expired drugs in your medicine cabinet


PGPD to Participate in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Initiative

This Saturday, the Prince George’s County Police Department, along with the Drug Enforcement Administration, will be collecting potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs for destruction. The effort is part of the “National Prescription Drug Take-Back Initiative.” 

 The PGPD will have three collection locations on Saturday. The medications do not need to be in their original packaging.  We will not be able to accept liquids, aerosol-based medication or needles/injectable pens. This collection service is free and anonymous.  

 PGPD collection locations:   
*District I Station at 5000 Rhode Island Avenue in Hyattsville 
*District III Station at 7600 Barlowe Road in Palmer Park  
*District IV Station at 5135 Indian Head Highway in Oxon Hill 

When:   Saturday, September 26, 2015 

Time:    10:00 am – 2:00 pm

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. The DEA cites studies which show a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, often from a home medicine cabinet. In 2014, this national effort resulted in the collection of more than 300 tons of pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications for safe and proper disposal.


For more information please visit our website news page.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Please vote for Baby Sister's Song a charitable 501 (c) 3 nonprofit in Prince George's County






Help Baby Sister's Song, Inc. win $ 12k in the WTOP Click for a Cause Contest! Click the link to vote for us. http://wtop.com/contests/click-for-a-cause-voting/?char=b


Information on Baby Sister's Song

Baby Sister’s Song, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to bringing awareness to Esophageal Atresia with or without a Tracheoesophageal Fistula (EA/TEF); to support individuals who struggle with it; and to fund research into the cause, treatment, and cure of it.

Baby Sister’s Song, Inc. was established because of Baby Sister’s parents’ unsuccessful struggle to locate and secure information and resources to address her rare birth defect, Esophageal Atresia with a Tracheoesophageal Fistula (EA/TEF). 

 Esophageal Atresia (EA) is a congenital birth defect where the esophagus does NOT develop correctly.  The esophagus, the tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach, ends in a blind pouch or it narrows into a thin cord and does not provide a continuous passage to the stomach.   It affects approximately 1 in every 4,000 live births, and the cause is unknown.

Tracheoesophageal Fistula (TEF) may or may not accompany Esophageal Atresia.  However, it too is a congenital birth defect where there is an abnormal connection between the esophagus and the trachea (windpipe).  The danger with TEF is that it is often complicated because of aspirating food material into the lungs; which causes pneumonia, choking, and sometimes death.

Our goal is to heighten awareness about Esophageal Atresia with or without a Tracheoesophageal Fistula, find medical answers, and to raise funds to support EA/TEF Children with getting the specialized medical care they so desperately need.

EA/TEF children look great on the outside, but their medical problems are vast and affect many of their internal organs.  Baby Sister, like other EA/TEF children, has suffered from life -threatening medical problems right from the beginning.  The simple task of eating or drinking can be a life-threatening event.
Unfortunately, EA/TEF

Children have multiple surgeries; many invasive and non-invasive procedures; lots of hospital stays and medical appointments; and take massive amounts of medications to try to correct their medical problems.  Also, these children often have a lot of other medical conditions, and they endured a great deal of trauma to their little bodies.

While this birth defect is rare, it should not be overlooked.  According to the 2013 Maryland Vital Statistics Annual Report, Maryland had 71,806 live births, of which, based on the frequency of this birth defect, approximately 18 children would have EA/TEF.

Every child deserves a happy and healthy life, and we are searching to find ways to make that a reality for all EA/TEF Kids, and to make more resources available.  We believe that one way to make that happen is to bring awareness to this medical condition.


- See more at http://www.babysisterssong.org/#sthash.Xl8nvtdS.dpuf

Personal Safety on the Hiker/Biker Trail along the Anacostia Tributary -- West Hyattsville Station

Over the past three weeks, there have been 3 attempted sexual assaults near the hiker/biker trail along the Anacostia tributary. One incident occurred today (9/10/2015) near Magruder Park and the other two happened near the West Hyattsville Metro. While we cannot confirm that these incidents are connected, the general description of the suspect is similar:  Hispanic male, short black hair, approximately 5'7"-5'9",  19-30 years of age. 

In all three incidents the suspect attempted to drag the victim into the woods. The incidents have occurred late at night (12:20am) and early in the morning (7:15am).

For your safety, please take extra precautions when using the trail system. T ell your friends or family the route you will be taking.   If possible, do not walk or jog alone.  Carry a whistle and carry a cell phone.  Do not wear a headset. Stay alert, be observant.  Report all suspicious activity to 301-985-5060.

Internships available with the Chris Van Hollen Campaign!

Internship opportunities available with the Chris Van Hollen for Senate Campaign
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The Chris Van Hollen for Senate campaign is looking for interns and fellows to join our team. This will be a great opportunity for students to become civically engaged, learn how a campaign works and master cutting-edge targeting and political data techniques as part of the most exciting campaign of the cycle.

The campaign is looking for bright, energetic individuals who want to learn the nuts and bolts of how a campaign works and help elect the next U.S. Senator from Maryland!  Hours are flexible with a small requirement, and the campaign team is a lot of fun. No previous campaign experience necessary. When you walk out the door at the end of your internship you will know how to run a local field program, and have met a lot of new friends.

To apply for an internship or fellowship with the Van Hollen for Senate campaign, or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please fill out this form https://goo.gl/NHCir0 or email any questions tocvh.internship.info@gmail.com . The Van Hollen for Senate 
Campaign is an equal, opportunity employer.

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

CONVOY OF HOPE -- KEEPING HOPE ALIVE COMING TO TEMPLE HILLS, MD

PLEASE SHARE WITH OTHERS IN YOUR COMMUNITY

Subject:   Convoy of Hope
When:  Saturday, September 12, 2015:
Where: 5900 Old Branch Avenue Temple Hills, MD 20748
Time of Event:  8:36:19 AM EDT


Keeping Hope Alive!
Rain or Shine
Saturday, September 12, 2015
5900 Old Branch Avenue
Temple Hills, MD 20748
301-899-5940


Free services:

More than 70,000 pounds of free groceries!

Dozens of local community service organizations will assist with a variety of needs

Free light bag lunch for everyone in attendance

Free medical and dental screenings with local doctors, medical professionals and dentists

Free haircuts for the whole family by local barbers and hairstylists
Free live music and entertainment

Free family portraits courtesy of local photographers

Information, tools, training and advisory services for the unemployed and underemployed

Dozens of free carnival games, inflatables and live entertainment. Free concessions and lots of prizes

Guests will have the opportunity to receive prayer and support from members of the local churches

While supplies last; no ID required.