by Prince Of Petworth November 13, 2017 at 10:02 pm 0

The gingkos have failed us!! Well not the stink – but what the hell is this?!?!

Thanks to Mug of Glop for tagging PoPville on Instagram for this better illustration:

by Prince Of Petworth November 7, 2017 at 3:05 pm 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user Bekah Richards

From Alert DC:

“DHS reports the Hypothermia Alert will be activated at 7:00 PM tonight. According to NWS the current temperature is 43 degrees with continued precipitation. Tonights low temperature is expected to be 40 degrees with a wind chill low of 36 degrees with rain ending by midnight.

In accordance with the 2017-18 District of Columbia Winter Plan for the Homeless, The Interagency Council on Homelessness (ICH) along with Department of Human Services (DHS), will activate the Hypothermia Alert. To request shelter transport for DC residents who are homeless and on the street contact the Shelter Hotline (202) 399-7093, or 311.”

by Prince Of Petworth September 27, 2017 at 4:15 pm 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user Erin

From AlertDC:

“The National Weather Service (NWS) reports the temperature is 90 degrees, with a HEAT INDEX of 96 degrees. The Department of Human Services (DHS) has activated the Heat Emergency Plan. MPD, FEMS, DDOT and the Ward Outreach have been notified.

As temperatures rise, the District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department and DC Water urge those in the District to beat the heat without tampering with fire hydrants. Unauthorized hydrant use can hamper firefighting, damage the water system and cause injury. It can also flood streets, creating traffic dangers and it can lower the water pressure for everyone on the block.

Residents and visitors in the District can keep cool by staying in shade or air conditioning and drinking plenty of water. When the temperature or heat index reaches 95, residents are encouraged to take extra precautions against the heat. If they do not live in an air-conditioned building, they may take refuge at a District indoor swimming pool, spray parks, cooling center, recreation facility, senior center or other air-conditioned building. More information, and locations, can be found at heat.dc.gov or by contacting the heat hotline at 202-399-7093.”

by Prince Of Petworth September 22, 2017 at 12:45 pm 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user Nathan Stewart

First we freak out, then we name it, then we start compiling happy hour specials obviously.

Gulp. Thanks to a reader for passing on this story from Rolling Stone:

“When the big storm hits D.C., the resulting disaster may not kill as many as Katrina, or flood as much physical real estate as Harvey, but the toll it takes on American institutions will be unfathomable. The storm will paralyze many of the agencies that operate and defend the nation, raising the specter of national-security threats.

Heavy rains over the headwaters of the Potomac released a deluge into the city 13 times between 1877 and 1996. The most notable floods were 1936, when the Potomac destroyed every single bridge but one along a 185-mile stretch, and 1942, when the river inundated the National Mall.”

Full report here.

by Prince Of Petworth August 14, 2017 at 1:15 pm 0


John writes:

“2900 block of Sherman in the height of the storm. Water was coming down one of the alleys running downhill from GA Ave like a river.”


Weston writes:

“Atlantic Plumbing (apts) could use a plumber. Ground floor and adjoining stores flooded. Water dripping from ceiling on first floor as well.”

Many more after the jump. (more…)


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