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Thank You Dr. Seuss!

 

Thank You Dr. Seuss

 

“Oh the Places You’ll Go” by Dr. Seuss has a very special place in my life, and from speaking and listening to others, it holds similar value. I was given this when I was going through a major transition in my life and it helped me focus and reaffirm my confidence in myself.

If you haven’t had the pleasure of reading this book, it’s a ‘must read’. Don’t be fooled by the child-like style Seuss’ books have.  The messages are clearly for all ages.

Dr. Seuss discusses the ‘Great Balancing Act that is life itself, and all the ups and downs it presents’. What I love is that he encourages us to ‘find the success that lies within us’. As Dr. Seuss says, ‘And will you succeed? Yes! You will indeed! 98 and ¾ percent guaranteed.’

Power Outages & the Dangers of Generators

With more than 30,000 people in Prince George's County still without power, dangers of generator usage has become prevalent in recent news as there have been three instances with one fatality where families in the area have come in contact with Carbon Monoxide poisoning.

"We understand that people are without electricity. We sympothize with you and we hope the best, however you can not operate a generator inside of a structure. If you live in an apartment you can not operate one on your balcony," said Prince George's County Fire/ EMS Department's Mark Brady.

"It is very important to follow all manufacturer instructions , placing generators at least 15 – 20 feet from homes and in well-ventilated areas," Brady went on to say.

 Here are some more important safety tips Mark Brady and other fire officials are reminding residents when using a generator:    

 

Prince George's County Assists Residents With Cleanup And Disposal Of Storm Debris

Prince George's County Assists Residents With Cleanup And Disposal Of Storm Debris

 

 The Department of Public Works and Transportation (DPW&T) crews worked throughout the weekend to clear fallen trees and limbs along County roadways.  Crews have removed all trees blocking County roadways, except for roadways where fallen trees are tangled with utility lines.  The affected utility companies have been notified of these areas.

 

 

Pepco Assesses Storm & Targets Power Outages

Pepco Assesses Storm & Targets Power Outages

According to Pepco, a fleet of trucks was dispatched at 7 a.m. to actively assess storm damage across the system, allowing Pepco to strategically target power restoration efforts. These crews include personnel and trucks from utility companies in other states, which had been arranged by Pepco earlier last week as Hurricane Irene gathered.

Restoration Efforts Include: 1,700 restoration workers in the field, including 800 from mutual-assistance companies in other states 400 field support personnel 440 staffers taking calls from Pepco customers In Pepco’s service area.

Hurricane Irene delivered heavy rains and sustained gale force winds. Damage to the electrical infrastructure has been extensive up and down the East Coast. As of 7:30 a.m., approximately 194,000 Pepco customers were without power. This is reduced from 220,000 customers without power earlier during the storm.

Pepco Mobilizes in Response to Hurricane Irene

Pepco Mobilizes in Response to Hurricane Irene

WASHINGTON – Pepco has launched its response plan in the wake of Hurricane Irene. A fleet of trucks were dispatched at 7 a.m. to actively assess storm damage across the system, allowing Pepco to strategically target power restoration efforts.  These crews include personnel and trucks from utility companies in other states, which had been arranged by Pepco earlier last week as Hurricane Irene gathered.

“We have developed a plan to attack potential outages since this storm was first predicted,” said Pepco Region President Thomas H. Graham. “We’ve now launched our restoration fleets into the communities and they will work around the clock until everyone’s power is restored.

Prince George’s County Opens First Two Shelters

Prince George’s County Opens First Two Shelters

The following information was sent to us from Scott L. Peterson:

Prince George’s County opened its first two shelters at the Baden Fire and EMS Station, 16608 Brandywine Rd., Baden, MD and the Bunker Hill Fire Station #55, 3716 Rhode Island Ave., Mt. Rainier, MD.  

The County urges any residents in the vicinity of these stations who needs shelter to seek it there.  The American Red Cross in cooperation with Prince George’s County Office of Emergency Management, the Baden Volunteer Fire Company, and the Bunker Hill Fire Station are managing this shelter.

 

Updates for Prince George's County:

·         Pepco is reporting 2,497 power outages in the County.

·         BGE is reporting 382 power outages in the County

Favorite Fridays: What's Your Favorite Grocery Store?

Favorite Fridays: What's Your Favorite Grocery Store?

 

 

As Hurricane Irene approaches the East Coast, President Barack Obama on Friday, August 26th urged Americans in the path of the “historic” storm to “take it seriously” and prepare for the heavy rains, high winds and coastal flooding as it makes landfall.

Anticipating Irene’s arrival, people up and down the Eastern Seaboard are already crowding hardware and grocery stores  to pick up generators, bottled water, batteries, non-perishables and flashlights.