Cooling Centers DC and Summer Public Safety 6/20/12

Dear Neighbors,

I hope you are enjoying your summer I wanted to reach out with a few immediate public safety concerns:

1.  THE HEAT

Please check out a DC Cooling Locations 2012

Please check on neighbors who may require extra attention like older neighbors, people with disabilities and homeless people.

Please call the hyperthermia hotline at: 1-800-535-7252 if you see a homeless person you are concerned about and provide their location and a description.  A shelter van will come by and provide water and attempt to convince the individual to come indoors due to the dangerous heat levels.

2.  POWER-

If you are without power, again go to a cooling center, contact a friend with power, and conserve your energy so that we can all stay on the grid! DO NOT TOUCH DOWNED POWER LINES.  I just read in the paper that a person from NW, DC was killed from touching a live downed wire.

Report any potentially downed wires to Pepco at 1-877-PEPCO-62 or download their mobile app at pepco.com/mobileapp here is a link to their press release: http://www.pepco.com/welcome/news/releases/archives/2012/article.aspx?cid=2048

3.  HSEMA- DC 2012 Heat Emergency Plan 

http://hsema.dc.gov/publication/dc-2012-heat-emergency-plan

Check out the above link that has contacts for every and District agency for heat involved emergencies.  You can also call HSEMA at their 24-hr hotline at 202-727-6161

4.  LeDroit Park Civic Association Public Safety Page-

http://www.ledroitparkdc.org/public-safety/

I am constantly adding new info for you including social media contacts and important other public safety info, please feel free to make suggestions too!

Stay cool!- Jana Baldwin