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Preparing for Severe Storms or even a Possible Derecho


Capital Weather Gang reports:

Storms, particularly those in the afternoon, may produce flooding rain, damaging winds, hail, and even isolated tornadoes. The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center places the region in a relatively rare “moderate risk” zone for severe weather.

If this thing does hit please send photos, questions, observations or anything related to the storms/derecho via email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com or via twitter to @PoPville, via facebook to, or via Flickr to the PoPville pool. Hoping the power stays on and please stay safe everyone!

From previous storm warnings:

Dealing with Downed Trees

Residents are reminded to stay clear of broken and hanging tree branches, which can fall at any time.

· Please report any downed tree branches by calling 311.

Residents are also reminded to stay away from downed wires, as they could be energized and electrical contact could be fatal. Report downed wires to Pepco by calling 1.877.PEPCO62

Power and Water Outages

To report a power outage, please call Pepco at 1.877.PEPCO62. Customers may report outages online at or download Pepco’s smart phone app, to report and track outages. To report a water outage, residents can call DC Water at 202.612.3400


Motorists are reminded to treat dark intersections as four-way stops and to avoid driving through standing water.

And if your power does go out here is a good guide from USDA:

Keep/Toss charts for Fridge and Freezer

Any other good advice to add?

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