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How Hurricane Irene is Affecting States

How Hurricane Irene is Affecting States

Here is a state-by-state glance on how Hurricane Irene is affecting states along the Eastern Seaboard as of Saturday, August 27th:

   CONNECTICUT

   -- Irene predicted to make landfall Sunday somewhere between New Jersey and Cape Cod. Storm's track forecast through central parts of Connecticut.

   -- Hurricane warning for coast.

   -- No mandatory evacuations.

   -- Last hurricane to hit was Bob in 1991.

   -- Irene likely to cause prolonged power outages and flooding in low-lying areas along the shoreline.

   -- President Barack Obama and governor declared state of emergency. National Guard mobilized.

   DELAWARE

   -- Hurricane warning statewide.

   -- Flood watch in effect.

   -- Storm center to pass near the New Jersey/Delaware coast around 8 a.m. Sunday.

Mayor Gray Urges Residents to Prepare for Potential Impact of Hurricane Irene

Mayor Gray Urges Residents to Prepare for Potential Impact of Hurricane Irene

 

Are You Prepared for Hurricane Irene?

Are You Prepared for Hurricane Irene?

 

 

The National Weather Service predicts Hurricane Irene will start impacting the east coast as early as Friday, August 26th bringing torrential rains and damaging high winds.  In preparation for this extreme weather, Prince William County Department of Fire and Rescue (www.pwcgov.org/fire) would like to remind citizens that planning ahead is the key in increasing one’s chances of survival during an emergency.  By following a few simple and low-cost steps you can prepare and protect your family, business, neighborhood and community when emergencies and disasters arise.

Before the storm hits:

Check emergency equipment and supplies.

Have non-perishable food and drinking water on hand for family and pets.

Clear loose or clogged rain gutters and downspouts.

Hottest Jobs On A Hot Day In The D.C. Area

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA) -- 9News asked its Facebook fans for their thoughts on the hottest jobs on a day in which temperatures soared.

Then, we armed ourselves with an infrared temperature gauge and hit the door.

We suspected it would be hot at a construction site, but the temperature on the roof of a parking deck reached 133 degrees!

"Guys were sweating. It was hitting the beams and just evaporating immediately, so it's hot," said Chuck Guntner, a construction worker.

Down the road, we chatted with a sweaty tree trimming crew. In the shade, our temperature gauge only registered a mere 87 degrees. Herbert White and I didn't believe it.

"I'm not buying it either. 87. I guess there's a cloud passing right now. It definitely felt like a million degrees out here a second ago," said tree trimmer, Herbert White.

Hours For DC Pools Extended Tuesday

WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- DC Mayor Vincent Gray extended the operating hours of all the city's pools due to the extremely high temperatures in the area.

Here are the extended hours at the outdoor pools:

Ward 1

Banneker Recreation Center Pool
2500 Georgia Avenue NW
11:00am - 8:30pm

Ward 2

Jelleff Recreation Center Pool
3265 S Street NW
11:00am - 8:00pm

Volta Park Pool
1555 34th Street, NW
11:00am - 9:00pm

Ward 4

Upshur Recreation Center Pool
4300 Arkansas Avenue NW
11:00am - 9:00pm

Ward 5

Langdon Park Pool
2860 Mills Avenue, NW
11:00am - 8:00pm

Theodore Hagans Pool
3201 Fort Lincoln Drive, NE
11:00am 9:00pm

Ward 6

Randall Pool
25 I Street, SW
11:00am - 8:00pm

Ward 7

What Is This Bizarre Substance In Front of the Dupont Metro?

What Is This Bizarre Substance In Front of the Dupont Metro?

So there are always coffee or ice cream spills in front of metro stops throughout the city...but this particular substance might take the cake on disgustingness.

I saw it this morning when I got off the Dupont South Metro escalators, and was thoroughly grossed out.  

Any guesses as to what it is?  And how long do you think it will take to be cleaned up?

A Pleasant Sign From the Suntrust Bank Thermometer In Dupont

A Pleasant Sign From the Suntrust Bank Thermometer In Dupont

That's right...today it's a very bearable 40 degrees!  No, it's not what I would call "warm", but certainly better than the 20 degree wind chills we've had recently.