Prepare as Hurricane Florence May Impact Region in Days Ahead
Residents are encouraged to take precautionary measures
Prince George’s County Office of Homeland Security/Office of Emergency Management (OHS/OEM) encourages residents to prepare for possible effects Hurricane Florence may have on the Metropolitan region. According to the National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Florence has a strong potential to cause coastal flooding and inland flooding from heavy rainfall. Hurricane Florence is expected to hit the Carolinas or South Eastern Virginia late Thursday and early Friday. It will then track inland and effect the Washington Metropolitan Area. Though uncertainty remains, all forecasts mention the potential for damaging to catastrophic rainfall in Prince George’s County. The OHS/OEM encourages everyone to make plans now to keep your family, neighbors and pets safe.
Residents who reside in flood prone areas are especially encouraged to take precautions and monitor information regarding the storm, however, all County residents should prepare.
· Register for Alert Prince George’s.
· Monitor local media and weather service information.
· Follow the Office of Emergency Management on Facebook and Twitter.
Develop a plan:
· Visit the OEM Preparedness Center for more information.
· Ensure that all family members are aware of the plan and what to do in an emergency.
Create a kit:
· Know what essential items are needed in your kit.
· Ensure it is unique to fit the needs of your family and pets.
In the event of an emergency, residents are reminded to always call 9-1-1. For non-emergency incidents or public services, residents should call 3-1-1. Additional information is available on the County website at http://mypgc.us. Should you need to contact the Office of Emergency Management dial 301-324-4400.