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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Prince George’s County Hurricane Irene Update - EOC Closed


For Immediate Release: August 28, 2011
Contact: Scott L. Peterson, Acting Director of CommunicationsCell: (240) 619-9400
Prince George’s County Hurricane Irene Update - EOC Closed 

Bowie, Maryland –The Prince George’s County Emergency Operations Center has officially closed.   Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III will be holding a press briefing at 3:30 p.m. at the 9-1-1 Communications Center located at 17321 Melford Blvd.; Bowie, MD 20715 to update residents on the aftermath of the storm and its impact on the County.
“I want to thank all of the Prince George’s County employees that have been working around the clock to assist residents and citizens during and after the affects of Hurricane Irene.  Everyone is doing a tremendous job and I appreciate your efforts.  We will work continue to work non-stop with power companies, WSSC and other crucial entities to assure that the safety and well being of our citizens and residents are being met,” stated Baker.  “I am personally surveying the county and encourage residents to contact us if they are experiencing problems as a result of the storm.”  
• To date, there are no injuries related to the storm or serious public safety incidents.

• PEPCO is reporting 93,126 Prince George's County customers without power.

• BGE is reporting 23,481 Prince George's County customers without power.

• SMECO is reporting 5,900 Southern Prince George's County customers without power.

• All the occupants of our 2 shelters in Brandywine and Brentwood have returned home this morning, the shelters are shut down.
Other notes:
• Prince George’s County 9-1-1 center has received 5,330 calls today.
(Yesterday, August 27th the 9-1-1 center received a total of 7,805 calls)
• The Hurricane Hotline has received 1089. 
• Prince George's County Hurricane Hotline: 301-352-1920 (all non-emergency hurricane questions or concerns) – THIS LINE WILL SHUT-DOWN AT 4:00 PM today
• Prince George's County DPW&T Hotline: 301-350-0550 (downed trees, power lines, flooding, road closings)
• Please continue to follow tweets @CountyExecBaker and Facebook at "County Executive Rushern Baker"

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