Mayor Bowser Declares State of Emergency Ahead of Hurricane Florence
Please see the following important message from the District of Columbia's AlertDC system:
As the District prepares for Hurricane Florence, Mayor Muriel Bowser has declared a state of emergency, effective immediately. The declaration of public emergency will stay in effect for 15 days.
Mayor Bowser advises that District residents and visitors should:
Encourage family and friends in the storm’s path to listen to officials and have a plan on how you will communicate once the storm passes.
Replenish your emergency supply kit, especially if you have dietary or medical needs. For a list of items you need, visit ready.dc.gov/kit.
If you have access and/or functional needs, take steps to prepare in advance, including informing your support network of your emergency supplies and planning for your critical needs, such as transportation, power, and communications.
Monitor local radio or TV stations for updated emergency information.
Clean out your home’s gutters and empty out your rain barrels.
Contact DC Water at (202) 612-3400 to report any clogged sewer basins and clean out any trash or litter around sewer basins.
For more information, please visit the following website: https://mayor.dc.gov/release/mayor-bowser-declares-state-emergency-ahead-hurricane-florence