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Marylou Berg, Communication Manager, 240-314-8105
Rockville Prepares For Possible Effects of Expected Storm
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Rockville, Md., October 26, 2012 - As the region awaits Hurricane Sandy, Rockville crews have begun to prepare for possible effects of the storm. The storm is expected to be long-lasting, with high winds and rain.
As City officials work to prepare for the storm, residents are asked to prepare themselves and their families. Comprehensive preparedness information is available at www.montgomerycountymd.gov. If residents suffer a power outage, they can receive updates to be delivered on their smart phones by signing up for Alert Rockville or by following us on Twitter or Facebook. Link to www.rockvillemd.gov/connections for a list of ways to stay in touch with the City.
For a list of closures related to the storm, please visit the City's website at www.rockvillemd.gov/weather/weather_closings.
If power outages occur at signalized intersections, residents are reminded that the intersection must be treated as a four-way stop.
Under the law, a driver approaching a non-functioning traffic control signal from any direction must stop before entering the crosswalk or intersection. If two vehicles approach an intersection with a non-functioning traffic control signal at the same time, the driver on the left must yield the right-of-way to the vehicle on his or her immediate right.
For residents who have a tree emergency, such as a tree blocking a roadway or driveway, please call 240-314-8700. If residents notice a tree touching a power line, please call Pepco at 1-877-737-2662. Residents are advised to stay clear of trees that are touching power lines.
Residents are reminded to call 911 in an emergency. If residents require emergency transport assistance, call the Fire and Rescue Service at 240-773-0027. To report non-emergency items to the Rockville Police Department, call 240-314-8900.
Rockville is considered one of the nation's leading small cities. Rockville reveres its roots, its commitment to citizen-centric public service, to the environment and to the connection of neighborhoods and residents. Rockville is a 13-square-mile city that is home to more than 62,000 residents, located less than 15 miles northwest of Washington, D.C., and is frequently recognized as one of the best places to live in the nation.
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