WHAT: A press briefing to provide the latest information on the District’s preparations for the expected impact of Hurricane Irene later this weekend.
WHO: Mayor Vincent C. Gray and members of his public-safety team
WHEN: Friday, August 26, 2011
WHERE: D.C. Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency
2720 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20032
Background: The National Weather Service has placed the District under a Tropical Storm Warning and the city is expected to experience winds of at least tropical-storm force, heavy rain and potential flooding of the Potomac River and other estuaries due to Hurricane Irene’s storm surge on Saturday and Sunday. Tornadoes are also often associated with hurricanes.
Mayor Gray and the District’s safety, health and human-services agencies are preparing for potential storm impacts including flooding, wind damage, power loss and other consequences.