Flooding Event Information for Prince Georgians

Prince Georgians, we want to address an impending challenge that requires our collective attention and preparedness – an upcoming flooding event. Our community's safety is of utmost importance, and we urge residents to take proactive measures to safeguard yourselves and your property.  

The weather forecasts indicate the potential for significant rainfall, leading to the possibility of flooding in certain areas. In light of this, we want to emphasize the following key points:  

  • Stay Informed: Keep a close eye on weather updates from reliable sources. Stay informed about the latest developments and any evacuation orders that may be issued. Our local emergency management team is closely monitoring the situation and will provide timely updates. For real time information, here are some useful Prince George’s County Twitter (X) handles you can follow:  

For other information or general questions - PGC311 

  • Avoid Driving on Flooded Roads: One of the most dangerous situations during flooding is attempting to drive through water-covered roads. It only takes a small amount of moving water to sweep away a vehicle. Please exercise extreme caution and never underestimate the power of floodwaters. If a road is flooded, find an alternative route, and if there's any doubt, wait for the water to recede.  
  • Protect Low-Lying Property: If you reside in an area prone to flooding, take proactive steps to protect your property. Elevate valuable items, move important documents to a safe place, and consider using sandbags to prevent water from entering your home. Additionally, ensure that gutters and drainage systems are clear to facilitate proper water flow. Our Department of Public Works & Transportation is distributing sandbags to Prince George’s County residents throughout the rain event. More information is here. 
  • Community Support: Look out for one another. Check on your neighbors, especially seniors or individuals with disabilities. Offer assistance to those who may require help with preparations or evacuation. 

Remember, we are a resilient community, and by working together, we can mitigate the impact of this potential flooding event. Our emergency response teams are well-prepared, but your cooperation is crucial in ensuring the safety of everyone in our County.  

Let’s weather this storm together.  

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