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How Hurricane Irene is Affecting States

How Hurricane Irene is Affecting States

Here is a state-by-state glance on how Hurricane Irene is affecting states along the Eastern Seaboard as of Saturday, August 27th:

   CONNECTICUT

   -- Irene predicted to make landfall Sunday somewhere between New Jersey and Cape Cod. Storm's track forecast through central parts of Connecticut.

   -- Hurricane warning for coast.

   -- No mandatory evacuations.

   -- Last hurricane to hit was Bob in 1991.

   -- Irene likely to cause prolonged power outages and flooding in low-lying areas along the shoreline.

   -- President Barack Obama and governor declared state of emergency. National Guard mobilized.

   DELAWARE

   -- Hurricane warning statewide.

   -- Flood watch in effect.

   -- Storm center to pass near the New Jersey/Delaware coast around 8 a.m. Sunday.

Mayor Gray Urges Residents to Prepare for Potential Impact of Hurricane Irene

Mayor Gray Urges Residents to Prepare for Potential Impact of Hurricane Irene

 

Are You Prepared for Hurricane Irene?

Are You Prepared for Hurricane Irene?

 

 

The National Weather Service predicts Hurricane Irene will start impacting the east coast as early as Friday, August 26th bringing torrential rains and damaging high winds.  In preparation for this extreme weather, Prince William County Department of Fire and Rescue (www.pwcgov.org/fire) would like to remind citizens that planning ahead is the key in increasing one’s chances of survival during an emergency.  By following a few simple and low-cost steps you can prepare and protect your family, business, neighborhood and community when emergencies and disasters arise.

Before the storm hits:

Check emergency equipment and supplies.

Have non-perishable food and drinking water on hand for family and pets.

Clear loose or clogged rain gutters and downspouts.

Hours For DC Pools Extended Tuesday

WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- DC Mayor Vincent Gray extended the operating hours of all the city's pools due to the extremely high temperatures in the area.

Here are the extended hours at the outdoor pools:

Ward 1

Banneker Recreation Center Pool
2500 Georgia Avenue NW
11:00am - 8:30pm

Ward 2

Jelleff Recreation Center Pool
3265 S Street NW
11:00am - 8:00pm

Volta Park Pool
1555 34th Street, NW
11:00am - 9:00pm

Ward 4

Upshur Recreation Center Pool
4300 Arkansas Avenue NW
11:00am - 9:00pm

Ward 5

Langdon Park Pool
2860 Mills Avenue, NW
11:00am - 8:00pm

Theodore Hagans Pool
3201 Fort Lincoln Drive, NE
11:00am 9:00pm

Ward 6

Randall Pool
25 I Street, SW
11:00am - 8:00pm

Ward 7

Pools, Cooling Centers Open For DC Residents

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) -- The DC government is opening cooling centers and pools to help residents beat the heat.

The DC Department of Parks and Recreation will open the following pools from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. Thursday:

Ward 1
Banneker Recreation Center Pool
2500 Georgia Avenue NW


Ward 2

Jelleff Recreation Center Pool
3265 S Street NW


Ward 4

Upshur Recreation Center Pool
4300 Arkansas Avenue NW


Ward 5

Henry Thomas Recreation Center Pool
1743 Lincoln Road NE


Ward 6

Randall Pool
820 South Capitol Street SW


Ward 7

Fort Dupont Pool
800 Ridge Road SE


Ward 8

Anacostia Pool
1800 Anacostia Drive SE

How Was D.C.'s Reaction To Last Night's Snowstorm?

Last night's snowstorm was D.C.'s biggest thus far this winter.  D.C. residents often feel that the city is overwhelmed when dealing with winter weather.  

We wanted to hear how people thought this storm was handled, so we hit the streets this morning to ask pedestrians in Downtown D.C. how they felt the city did this time around.  Clean streets?  Un-walkable walkways?  Check the video above to find out.

 

 

What Is This Bizarre Substance In Front of the Dupont Metro?

What Is This Bizarre Substance In Front of the Dupont Metro?

So there are always coffee or ice cream spills in front of metro stops throughout the city...but this particular substance might take the cake on disgustingness.

I saw it this morning when I got off the Dupont South Metro escalators, and was thoroughly grossed out.  

Any guesses as to what it is?  And how long do you think it will take to be cleaned up?