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Windstorm Warning Today

Today, we’re having a dangerous and high impact windstorm will move into our area. The National Weather Service has issued a special statement, here’s a brief excerpt.

“High winds will continue to progress eastward towards the major metropolitan areas of Baltimore and Washington overnight. By daybreak, winds across the region will be from the northwest sustained at 30-40 mph, with gusts 60-70 mph. Isolated wind gusts could reach 80 mph, particularly at higher elevations west of the Interstate 95 corridor.”

“Widespread power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Pedestrians will face very hazardous conditions, and need to be aware of wind-borne projectiles. People should avoid being outside in forested areas and around trees and branches. If possible, remain in the lower levels of your homes during the windstorm, and avoid windows. If you use a portable generator, follow manufacturer’s instructions and do not use inside homes, garages, or apartments.”

Utilities are preparing for extended power outages. Should you lose power, please report it in immediately. Do not assume that someone else already has–this is essential to the damage assessment process. Here are the phone numbers, but you may want to download their apps:
• Pepco 1-877-737-2662
• Baltimore Gas and Electric (BG&E) 1-877-778-2222 or 1-800-685-0123
• Washington Gas 1-800-752-7520
• Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) 1-800-828-4002
In the case of a life-threatening emergency, call 911. To report downed tree debris or other hazards on county roadways or in public rights-of-way, please email CountyClick311@co.pg.md.us, call 311 or visit https://princegeorges-csrprodcwi.motorolasolutions.com/Home.mvc/Index
[Source: Office of County Council, District 1]

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