Sunday, October 28, 2012

Message From ANC 5A03 on Hurricane Sandy

  Angel Alston, ANC 5A03, sent out the following message to neighbors concerning the pending arrival of Hurricane Sandy.  Please be careful in the coming days, and make your preparations sooner rather then later.

"Dear Neighbors,
   With the pending hurricane we are expecting high winds and a great deal of rain. Please consider the following reminders:

-Make sure any areaway drains and overflow drains are free of debris.
-Make sure there is nothing impeding or blocking water flow from the exterior down spouts and drains.
-Make sure the sump pump outlet and sump pump are working properly.  Check often.
-Secure any loose patio furniture, umbrellas or trash cans that can be blown around.
-If the power does go out, contact the utility company immediately. With no power, the well, sump pump, or ejector pits will not operate. In this case, do not use the basement bath.
-Fill some containers or a bath tub with water for regular water use. Each toilet will have enough water in the tank for one flush.
-You can remove the tank lid and manually fill with water to the fill line for additional flushes.
-Monitor the rain water in the area way.
-Unplug any exterior yard lighting fixtures plugged into outlets.
-Keep garage doors closed during the storm.
-Have emergency kit available with flashlights and batteries.

Please take the extra time to be proactive in preparing your home for this event.
Commissioner Angel Alston"

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

NMP Civic Assn Meeting, Wednesday

Just a reminder to everyone that the next North Michigan Park Civic Association is being held tomorrow.

                                                               NMPCA Meeting
                                                     Wednesday October 3, 2012
                                                              7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
                                                         NMP Recreation Center 
                                                        1333 Emerson Street, NE

You can be sure the Faith United Church of Christ development , the proposed DDOT modicifation to the sidewalks around the Ft. Totten Metro NPS Land, as well as other community concerns will be addressed.  Please make every effort to attend.

Rescheduled: CM McDuffie & Congresswoman Norton Hold Ft. Totten Park Walk Through

Received the following email regarding today's Ft. Totten park wlak through with CM McDuffie and Congresswomen Norton.
  Today's Fort Totten trail walkthrough has been postponed until Thursday due to inclement weather.

                            Ft. Totten Trail Walkthrough With Councilmember McDuffie
                                                       and Congresswomen Norton
                                                  Thursday, October 4, 2012 2:30pm
                                      Walk will start at the Ft. Totten Metro entrance

Tim Clark
Constituent Services Coordinator
Kenyan McDuffie, Ward 5 Councilmember
(202) 724-8028 (Office)
(202) 724-8076 (Fax)
The John Wilson Building
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 410
Washington, DC 20004"

  Even though the weather has changed the date and time, please make the effort to get out and participate!