Washington, DC

From a press release:

“Youth leaders around the world have called for a Global Climate Strike and week of action from September 20-27. Youth have led the way so far but now they are calling on everyone to take action with them. In Washington, DC we are answering that call in a major way: we are going to Shut Down DC.

On September 23rd, a coalition of climate groups and allies will bring traffic and business as usual to a standstill in the nation’s capital to demand the government acts immediately to end the climate emergency. Read More

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Erin

Ed. Note: Don’t forget, these pools will stay open until 9pm through Sunday.

From Alert DC:

“National Weather Service reports an upgrade to the Heat Advisory to an Excessive Heat Warning, which is in effect from 11AM- 9PM. The Heat Advisory is no longer in effect.

Heat Index Values: Near 110 degrees today, then potentially 110 to 115 degrees Saturday and Sunday due to temperatures in the upper 90s to around 100 degrees and dewpoints in the lower to middle 70s.

Impacts: Dangerously high temperatures and humidity could quickly cause heat stress or heat stroke if precautions are not taken.

Precautionary/Preparedness Actions: Read More

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Tim Brown

From Homeland Security Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA):

“Due to today’s severe weather, the Bowser Administration advises the following road closures remain in effect and will likely be closed for the duration of the afternoon rush hour.

Canal Road, NW (Foxhall Road to Chain Bridge Road)
4700 Block of South Capitol Street, SE
1800 Block of Kalorama Road, NW
Arizona Avenue, NW (between Canal and MacArthur Boulevard)
Northbound I-395 at the 7th Street Ramp

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Photo by Rachel R

Thanks to Rachel for sharing from Alexandria: “Hopefully they’ll be done cooking by 5 :) maximum internal temp so far has been 175°F”

She tells me she does this every year and is thinking of making Nachos next. Call me old fashioned but personally I want to see some eggs frying! Read More

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