Mayor Vincent C. Gray

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Hurricane Irene - What You Should Know


IreneMayor Vincent C. Gray has declared a State of Emergency in the District of Columbia and is urging residents to take the necessary precautions to prepare for the effects of Hurricane Irene. The storm is expected to bring heavy rain, flash floods, coastal and estuary flooding, high winds and the threat of tornadoes to the area. The city is getting ready for the impending storm and agencies are on alert.

 

Mayor Vincent C. Gray Says District Fared Relatively Well During Hurricane Irene

Mayor Vincent C. Gray Welcomes District of Columbia Emergency Declaration by President Obama

Pepco Mobilizes Response to Hurricane Irene

Shelter information:
All shelters are open.

  • Turkey Thicket Recreation Center, 1100 Michigan Avenue, NE
  • SE Tennis and Learning Center, 701 Mississippi Avenue, SE
  • Benning Stoddert Recreation Center, 100 Stoddert Place, SE
  • Emory Recreation Center, 5801 Georgia Ave, NW
  • Kennedy Recreation Center, 1401 7th Street, NW

In addition, all DC-run homeless shelters are open all day Sunday, August 28.

Closures for Sunday, August 28:
Martin Luther King Jr. Public Library will be closed.

Temporary Road Closure:
From DDOT: Broad Branch Road and Kalmia Road, NW is closed as a safety precaution. 

Find additional information from District agencies:

News releases from the Mayor's Office
Follow Mayor Vincent C. Gray on Twitter and Facebook
Register for Alert DC 

Prepare an Emergency Go Kit
Get additional closures information

Sandbag Distribution Ended:
The District was able to identify 5,000 sandbags with the Corps of Engineers. For pick-up for District residents with ID (5 bags per household), beginning Saturday, August 27 at noon at RFK Stadium. The distribution ended at 3 pm.

Have these disaster supplies on hand:

  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Portable, battery-operated radio and extra batteries
  • First aid kit and manual
  • Emergency food and water supply
  • Non-electric can opener
  • Essential medicines and prescriptions
  • Cash and credit cards
  • Sturdy shoes
  • Non-electric can opener