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.
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
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–
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