Friday, July 28, 2017

Water main break has occurred on the 3700 block of 35th Street

HEADS-UP Just a quick FYI a water main break has occurred on the 3700 block of 35th Street. WSSC has been notified and said that crews will be out today to make repairs.

Although your WSTER is not off at the moment, please make preparations for when the crews arrive, and your water is turned off for the repairs.

Here's what you can do:

1. Fill up your pitchers or bottles with water to drink or cook
2. Fill up your bath tub with water for flushing your toilets
3. Flush sparingly and when necessary so that you conserve your water
4. Please check the listserve, Twitter or City Website to stay on top of the repair.

A status report will be made later today.

On another note, to prepare for the upcoming storm, PLEASE ensure that all of your drains are clear and free of debris in your basements. Also, make sure your storm drains near your home are also clear of the rubble, and notify Public Works if there is a problem. This will help to reduce flooding in your home and street flooding in your block.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Hazardous Weather Outlook for the area Friday, July 28, 2017

Hazardous Weather Outlook for the area

The Prince George’s County Office of Emergency Management has provided the following information for our area!

The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for the area. Tonight, scattered thunderstorms are expected over the waters. A few thunderstorms may produce gusty winds. Additionally, a Flash Flood Watch is in effect from Friday afternoon through Saturday afternoon.

Low pressure and its associated cold front will trigger showers and thunderstorms through Saturday. Widespread showers and thunderstorms may lead to scattered incidents of flash flooding. A slight risk for excessive rainfall and severe thunderstorms covers the entire area.

There’s a higher than normal uncertainty of how much rain, but the period of greatest impact is Friday afternoon into Saturday. Heavy rainfall may result in rapid rises in streams and creeks, which may quickly result in flooding; especially in low lying and poor drainage areas.

Our primary threats include scattered incidents of flash flooding from rain/torrential downpours, isolated severe thunderstorms, and damaging winds.

Thank you for your continued support. Stay safe and stay dry!

PLEASE support National Night Out (NNO) in your Neighborhood


National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.

Millions of neighbors take part in National Night Out across thousands of communities from all fifty states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide on the first Tuesday in August (Texas celebrates on the first Tuesday in October). Neighborhoods host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and various other community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel, exhibits and much, much more.

HOPE that you will join me, the CERT TEAM and your neighbors for National Night Out (NNO) on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 30th and Arundel Road, Mount Rainier, MD from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p. m.

I look forward to seeing you there.

NOTE: bring lawn chairs and/or blankets to sit and listen to the music. Also, good walking shoes to walk the neighborhood. 

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Mount Rainier's CERT Team Sponsors National Night Out (NNO)


Location: 30th and Arundel Road
When: AUGUST 1, 2017
Time: 6:30 p. m. until 8:30 p. m.

Purpose: Come meet your CERT Team and learn about emergency preparedness in our community

Listen to music, meet some of your neighbors, talk with some of our police officers, and have a hot dog or hamburger with a beverage.

Bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on. BRING YOUR COMMUNITY SPIRIT and support your CERT TEAM.

ALSO, the CERT TEAM and Mayor Malinda Miles ask residents to participate in this safety event by turning on their porch lights at 6:30 p. m. and leave them on until at least 9:00 p. m.

Thanks for YOUR participation in NNO!

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Saturday, July 01, 2017

Maryland's Minimum Wage goes up TODAY!


Maryland's minimum wage goes up from $8.75 an hour to $9.25 an hour today, July 1, 2017.  This gradual increase is a result of legislative action taken by the Maryland State Legislature in 2014.