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 Stay Healthy in the Heat

 

LARGO, MD - The Prince George’s County Health Department would like to ensure that residents are well informed on how to beat the heat as temperatures reach excessive temperatures.  For in-depth information about coping with deadly temperatures in the upper 90s and reaching 100 degrees, please visit the Health Department website.

 

Prince George's County Declares June as "Flood Awareness Month"

Prince George's County Declares June as "Flood Awareness Month"

This information was brought to us by The Prince George’s County Department of Environmental Resources

Floods are America’s #1 natural disaster and can happen anytime, anywhere. June is the start of a six-month period commonly known as “hurricane season.”  While hurricanes are not common occurrences in Prince George’s County, the severe weather conditions that occur during hurricane season, such as tropical storms, violent winds and heavy rains, can cause flooding which threatens lives, and damages property and structures.

As part of its flood management program, the Department of Environmental Resources has performed floodplain studies covering the majority of the urbanized watersheds within the county. DER has identified approximately 3,700 flood prone structures countywide, most within the Anacostia River Watershed.

Prince George's County Declares June As “Flood Awareness Month"

 

This story comes to us from Carol Terry:

Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III and the Prince George’s County Council have declared June to be Flood Awareness Month.

Floods are America’s #1 natural disaster and can happen anytime, anywhere.  In fact, 90 percent of all natural disasters in the U.S. involve flooding.  June is the start of a six-month period commonly known as “hurricane season.”  While hurricanes are not common occurrences in Prince George’s County, the severe weather conditions that occur during hurricane season, such as tropical storms, violent winds and heavy rains, can cause flooding which threatens lives, and damages property and structures.

Prince George's County Opens Cooling Centers

(WUSA) -- Due to the heat advisory, Prince George's County is opening cooling centers.

Two of the locations are exclusively for seniors:

 

 

  • New Carrolton Municipal Center, 6016 Princess Garden Parkway, New Carrolton (10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)

     

     

  • Camp Springs Senior Center, 6420 Allentown Road, Camp Springs, MD (9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

     

Four others are open to all from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m.:

     

  • Fairland Regional Park, 14110 Old Gunpowder Road, Laurel

     

     

  • Rollingcrest Community Center, 6120 Sargent Road, Chillum

     

     

  • Palmer Park Community Center, 7720 Barlowe Road, Landover

     

     

  • Hillcrest Heights Community Center, 2300 Oxon Run Drive, Hillcrest Heights

     

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Snow Predicted - Power Outages Are a Possibility - Be Prepared

Snow Predicted - Power Outages Are a Possibility - Be Prepared

The National Weather Service is predicting accumulating snow this afternoon in Prince George’s County. Snow will arrive this afternoon and is expected to fall and accumulate quickly during the evening hours. The snow is expected to be of a heavy and wet texture, meaning, the weight of the snow accumulating on trees and overhead utility lines could result in power outages. The men and women of the Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department want you to remember Safety First!!!