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Readout on District’s Storm Preparedness Efforts

Thursday, October 1, 2015

(Washington, DC) - Yesterday, Mayor Bowser was briefed by the District's Homeland Security & Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA) and District leadership on the forecast for Hurricane Joaquin and the District’s preparedness. HSEMA is holding twice daily briefings with the National Weather Service and agency directors on storm preparation. 

This morning, Mayor Bowser hosted a call with HSEMA and senior leadership to discuss the District’s efforts.

Starting Friday at 4 pm, the District will ramp up response operations at the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at HSEMA.

The Bowser Administration will continue to monitor the weather events, provide updates to the public and evaluate assets for the preparedness and response operations.