Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker Announces CountyClick: An Online Version of 311

Citizens and Residents now have a way to submit non-emergency requests anytime and anywhere
 
 

Upper Marlboro, MD – Today, Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III, announced the completion of CountyClick, a citizen-centric online system designed for residents to submit non-emergency service requests. This new online system is the first phase of the County’s 311 call center which is slated to launch later this year.

CountyClick will allow citizens to submit service requests for non-emergency issues such as potholes, overgrown grass, etc. to the appropriate agency for service or assistance.  Residents, businesses and visitors will now have access to many of the services provided by the government via a centralized portal, minimizing the need to search the County’s web site for an agency’s contact information or to obtain a list of their services.  
 
“CountyClick will make it easier for people to report various concerns related to property or community standards ,” said Baker.  “This is another example of my administration’s commitment to making government more efficient and accessible.  Residents now have a more responsive way to submit their requests from home, work or from a mobile device.  Later this year we will open our 311 call center to accept non-emergency service calls in one centralized location.  CountyClick gives our residents and businesses access to many government services anytime and anywhere.” 

By using CountyClick, citizens can:

  • Browse through questions and answers in various categories 
  • Enter requests for service
  • Track status of service requests
  • Upload photos and enter details

CountyClick is also accessible through mobile applications on iTunes and Google Play.  Once the mobile app is downloaded people can register this user account both through the mobile app and the online portal.  Using GPS, the mobile app will recognize a location then prompt through the remaining steps for entering a service request. 

Citizens can enter a request or browse information in 15 categories, ranging from Blight, Code Enforcement & Property Standards to County Records.  Each service request also has general information that is designed to educate citizens before and after they submit their request.

To access CountyClick use the following links: 
County Website: www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/countyclick
iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/countyclick/id533090122?ls=1&mt=8
Google Play:  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.qscend.report2gov.countyclick

Prince George’s County Cooling Center Locations -Updated

Residents are encouraged to utilize centers during temperatures in excess of 90 degrees
 
 

Upper Marlboro, MD – The National Weather Service continues to issue extreme heat and humidity conditions for Prince George’s County and surrounding jurisdictions.  We are continuously reminding citizens that extreme heat can be dangerous and even deadly.  Please be vigilant by checking on neighbors, especially the elderly and those who have special needs to ensure they do not fall victim to the heat.

The following cooling centers will be available to seniors and residents to offer air-conditioned refuge.   
Cooling Center for Senior Citizens from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.:

•       Camp Springs Senior Activity Center, 6420 Allentown Road, Camp Springs, MD

Cooling Centers open for the General Public at the following County locations and hours: from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
 
•         Rollingcrest-Chillum Community Center, 6120 Sargent Road, Chillum  
•         Suitland Community Center, 5600 Regency Lane, Forestville, MD 20747 **
•         Oakcrest Community Center, 1300 Capitol Heights Boulevard, Capitol Heights
•         Fairland Sports and Aquatics Center, 13820 and 13950 Old Gunpowder Road, Laurel
•         Palmer Park Community Center, 7720 Barlowe Road, Landover
 
County residents should also be mindful of their neighborhood Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission’s recreational facilities and utilize libraries, shopping centers and malls to keep cool.  For additional information, please contact the Prince George’s County Office of Emergency Management at 301-780-8313. 

Residual Effects from Previous Storms Displaces 200 Riverdale Residents

Temporary shelter at Bladensburg High School

Riverdale, MD –The Prince George’s County Department of Environment Resources (DER) has condemned a 65-unit apartment complex located at 5315 Riverdale Park, Riverdale Maryland due to the residual effects caused by the recent storms. Last evening, Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services responders began deployment after receiving a 911 call regarding a water leak.

Residents residing in the affected area have been vacated. This facility will remain condemned until an official assessment is determined. Officials from the American Red Cross and the Department of Social Services are on the scene and are assisting with displaced families. Since last night, a temporary shelter was established at Bladensburg High School, 4200 57th Avenue. Any impacted resident needing assistance, information or shelter, should call the Prince George’s County Emergency Operation Center at 301-583-1950.

Prince George’s County Extends Date for Disposal of Storm-Related Debris at the Brown Station Road Sanitary Landfill

LARGO, MD – Prince George’s County announced today that residents may dispose of storm-related debris at the Brown Station Road Sanitary Landfill, free of charge, through Saturday, July 7, 2012.  Brush, tree limbs and other storm-related debris such as roofing materials, siding and damaged household items may be disposed of at the Landfill, located at 11611 White House Road in Upper Marlboro, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Verification of County residency will be required upon entering the Brown Station Road Sanitary Landfill.  Commercial vehicles will be charged according to the normal disposal rates.

For more information on the disposal of storm-related debris, call the Department of Environmental Resources’ Waste Management Division at (301) 952-7622.

Prince George’s County Continues Cooling Centers for Extreme Heat (July 7th & July 8th)

Updated Locations and Hours of Operation
 
 

Upper Marlboro, MD – The Prince George’s County Office of Emergency Management will resume operations of its cooling centers over the weekend.  Below is a listing of cooling centers available to residents.  Please note the hours of operation.  
Cooling Centers for Senior Citizens on Saturday, July 7th from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

•    Camp Springs Senior Activity Center, 6420 Allentown Road, Camp Springs
•     Laurel-Beltsville Senior Center, 7120 Contee Road, Laurel 
(Both facilities are closed on Sunday. Seniors are encouraged to utilized the centers listed below)

Cooling Centers open for the General Public at the following County locations and hours:
Saturday, July 7th from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Sunday, July 8th from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  
 
•         Rollingcrest-Chillum Community Center, 6120 Sargent Road, Chillum  
•         Suitland Community Center, 5600 Regency Lane, Forestville 
•         Oakcrest Community Center, 1300 Capitol Heights Boulevard, Capitol Heights
•         Fairland Sports and Aquatics Center, 13820 and 13950 Old Gunpowder Road, Laurel
•         Palmer Park Community Center, 7720 Barlowe Road, Landover
 
County residents should also be mindful of public pools, libraries, shopping centers, malls and community centers to keep cool and escape the heat.  

The Prince George’s County Department of Family Services has been regularly communicating with all senior citizen, assisted living centers, and nursing homes in the County.  Residents are encouraged to check on the elderly, neighbors, family members and those who may have special needs.  Also, please pay close attention to pets to ensure that they don’t fall victim to the heat.

Extreme weather events are also a reminder that Prince George’s County offers emergency text and email alerts.  Residents are encouraged to sign up for Notify Me Prince George’s Alerts.
Registered subscribers will receive critical, real-time information on situations ranging from weather- related emergencies to traffic alerts.  For additional information, please contact the Prince George’s County Office of Homeland Security at 301-780-8313.

Prince George’s County Appreciates Donations to Support Storm Recovery Efforts

Duracell offers County “Power Relief Trailer,” Giant Food donates generator to PGPD Police Station, DSS continues requests for donations for microburst victims
Hyattsville, MD – The Prince George’s County Office of Emergency Management announced today that the Duracell company has offered their Power Relief Trailer to the relief efforts of Prince George’s County government.  Additionally, Giant Food has donated a generator to the 4th District Prince George’s County Police Station.

“For the second week in a row, Prince George’s County has suffered through severe weather that has displaced residents and left thousands in the dark,” said Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III. “We are very appreciative of the support we have received from the business community, individuals, who have volunteered time, talents, and resources to the recovery efforts of Prince George’s County government.”

The Duracell Power Relief Trailer allows community members the ability to recharging their mobile devices and get information on assistance in the area. Satellite phones, a computer kiosk station and Wi-Fi will also be available to help affected residents Wednesday, July 4th – Friday July 6th.  Additionally, Duracell will be distributing batteries to help keep residents powered up.  The Power Relief Trailer will be in Laurel tomorrow from 8:00 a.m to 8:00 p.m. in the Lowe’s parking lot at 14300 Baltimore Avenue, Laurel, MD.  We will provide further updates the locations of the Trailer for Thursday, July 5 and Friday, July 6.

Giant Food is also helping out during the storm.  They donated a generator when they found out that the 4th District Police Station in Oxon Hill was out of power.  Giant Foods transported, installed and provided fuel after coordination with the Prince George’s County Department of Central Services.

Additionally, The Prince George’s County Department of Social Services has extended collection of various donated items at 425 Brightseat Road, Landover, MD  20785, for residents impacted by the June 27th microburst that destroyed property and displaced many residents in the area of Bladensburg and Cheverly.

Financial contributions can continue to be made through a special fund established for those impacted. The fund will assist with food replacement, housing necessities, emergency assistance clothing and other emergency housing needs. The Finance Office of the Prince George’s County Department of Social Services will accept the donations sent or brought to: 805 Brightseat Road, Landover, MD 20785. Please make checks or money orders payable to: Prince George’s County Department of Social Services and note in the memo section “Bladensburg Microburst Lay Fund”.

Residents and media are encouraged to follow @CountyExecBaker on Twitter or “County Executive Rushern Baker” on Facebook for information and updates.  The phone number to the Emergency Operation Center is 301-583-1950.

Prince George’s County OEM Wants You to Remember 4 Things for the Fourth

Happy 4th of July!

Prince George’s County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management wishes you a safe and happy 4th of July.

We know you are excited about hitting the lake, cooking out, fireworks, and spending the day with your family. We want to remind you of a few things. 

First, as our friend Mark Brady of the Prince George’s County Fire Department wants to remind us – “Citizens, businesses and visitors should know that any consumer purchased fireworks are illegal in Prince George’s County.  Penalties for violation of this law carry up to $1,000 in fines and 6 months in jail.  Enjoy Fourth of July safely and legally, attend a public or municipal display.” And don’t forget that sparklers are included in the definition of fireworks…

To enjoy holiday festivities we ask that you attend one of the public and municipal fireworks displays that will occur throughout the County.  The following locations will conduct approved fireworks displays.  Please visit these respective websites for additional information.  Some of these venues may require an admission charge.

The City of Laurel will hold a day long Fourth of July celebration that will end with fireworks on July 7th.

Second, we want you to be safe as you hit the water.

From the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Natural Resources Police (NRP).

Last year, Maryland experienced an unusually high number of boating deaths. Over the summer, NRP will focus their enforcement efforts on those activities that contribute to boating accidents, such as alcohol, negligent operation, bow riding and navigational violations.

NRP recommends that swimmers stay within designated swimming areas with lifeguards on duty whenever possible. Lifeguards keep all swimmers informed of any changes in water conditions and are trained to respond if an emergency occurs.

NRP also offers the following swimming safety tips:

  • When swimming outside guarded areas obey all warning signs that alert swimmers to dangers and be aware of any surrounding signs or markers that indicate current water conditions.
  • Never swim alone or while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Pay special attention to small children and use safety devices such as life jackets on children or other individuals who cannot swim.
  • Carry a cell phone or have other ways of contacting emergency personnel if a situation arises.

If an emergency occurs, immediately call 911 and remember to Reach, Throw, Row and Go:

REACH the person in trouble by extending a releasable item, such as a pole, line or rope to pull them to safety ─ but not by hand, as the rescuer could quickly become another victim.

THROW an object that floats to the victim if they are unreachable. Life rings, PFDs, coolers or plastic jugs are suitable floating objects that can keep a troubled swimmer afloat until rescuers arrive.

ROW to the victim using a canoe or any other safe watercraft. The rescuer must wear a life jacket. Once the victim is nearby, a rope or paddle should be extended and used to tow the victim to shore if possible.

GO to the victim by entering the water as a last resort and ONLY if properly trained. The rescuer should bring an object to keep the victim afloat and to prevent being pulled under.

More information on boating safety is available at dnr.maryland.gov/boating/safety.

Third, we want you to be extra careful before, during and after you fire up the grill

Here are four articles on grilling safety.

From the National Fire Protection Association

Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

And from Derrick Riches of About.com

Fourth, remember to hydrate yourself and those around you.

Check on the elderly, children and pets and have a great holiday!

Prince George’s Continues County Cooling Centers for Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Updated Locations

 

 

Hyattsville, MD – The Prince George’s County Office of Emergency Management will resume operations of its cooling centers on Wednesday, July 4th. 

 

Below is a list of cooling centers and shelters available to residents on Wednesday, July 4th.  Please note hours of operation.  Many of the cooling centers are Park & Recreation Community Centers serving in dual capacities for camp and other daily activities. 

 

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church

14900 Annapolis Road, Bowie, MD

 

12 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Suitland Community Center

5600 Regency Lane, Forestville, MD

 

Glenarden/Theresa Banks Complex

8615 McLain Avenue, Glenarden, MD

 

Rolling-Chillum Community Center

6120 Sargent Road, Chillum, MD

 

 

The following Cooling Centers will continue their 24-hour service:

Northwestern High School

7000 Adelphi Road, Hyattsville, MD

 

Kentland Community Center

2411 Pinebrook Avenue, Landover, MD

 

Bowie Senior Center

14900 Health Center Drive, Bowie, MD

 

Residents who require overnight accommodations are encouraged to go to the shelters at Northwestern High School, 7000 Adelphi Road, Hyattsville or the Bowie Senior Center, 14900 Health Center Drive, Bowie MD.  Residents staying overnight at the Bowie Senior Center should bring any food or bedding supplies that they will need.   In addition, residents who are in need of recharging their medical oxygen devices should go to one of the cooling centers, fire stations or the Northwestern High School shelter to charge their equipment. 

 

The Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department reminds citizens to use battery operated lights and flash lights in lieu of candles.  A couple of post-storm fires that occurred were the result of residents using candles for light. In order to conserve cool air, residents are encouraged to use discretion in opening windows in order to keep cooler air inside as well as minimizing the time refrigerators and freezers are opened.  Additionally, we have had close calls of lethal levels of carbon monoxide due to misuse of generators.  We encourage all residents to use generators properly. For tips on proper generator use, please click here.

 

The Prince George’s County Department of Family Services has been regularly communicating with all senior citizens, assisted living centers, and nursing homes in the County. Residents are encouraged to check on the elderly, neighbors, family members and those who may have special needs. 

 

Residents and media are encouraged to follow @CountyExecBaker on Twitter or “County Executive Rushern Baker” on Facebook for information and updates.  The phone number to the Emergency Operation Center is 301-583-1950.

Prince George’s Continues County Cooling Centers for Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Updated Locations
 

 

Hyattsville, MD – The Prince George’s County Office of Emergency Management will resume operations of its cooling centers on Tuesday, July 3rd. 

Below is a list of cooling centers and shelters available to residents on Tuesday, July 3rd. Please note hours of operation.  Many of the cooling centers are Park & Recreation Community Centers serving in dual capacities for camp and other daily activities. 

1pm – 9pm:

Berwyn Heights Community Center

6200 Pontiac Street, Berwyn Heights, MD

 
Baden Community Center

13601 Baden-Westwood Road, Brandywine, MD

 

Potomac Landing Community Center

12500 Fort Washington Road

Fort Washington, MD 20744

 
Glenarden Community Center

8615 McLain Avenue, Glenarden, MD

 
Palmer Park Community Center,

7720 Barlowe Road, Landover, MD

 
Lake Arbor Community Center

10100 Lake Arbor Way, Mitchellville, MD

 
Glassmanor Community Center

1101 Marcy Avenue, Oxon Hill, MD

 
Cedar Heights Community Center

1200 Glen Willow Drive, Seat Pleasant, MD


1pm – 6pm:

Camp Springs Senior Activity Center (for seniors only)

6420 Allentown Road Camp Springs, MD

 


9am – 5pm:

St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church

14900 Annapolis Road, Bowie, MD

 


11am – 9pm:

Laurel Armory

422 Montgomery St. , Laurel, MD

 


6am – 9pm:

Dipietro Community Center

7901 Cypress St. , Laurel, MD


Time TBD:

Bowie Senior Center

14900 Health Center Drive, Bowie, MD

 


The Following Cooling Centers will continue their 24 hour Service:

Northwestern High School

7000 Adelphi Road Hyattsville, MD

 
Kentland Community Center

2411 Pinebrook Ave. , Landover, MD


Residents who require overnight accommodations are encouraged to go to the shelter at Northwestern High School, 7000 Adelphi Road, Hyattsville, MD.   In addition, residents who are in need of recharging their medical oxygen devices should go to one of the cooling centers, fire stations or the Northwestern High School shelter to charge their equipment. 

 

The Prince George’s County Fire Department reminds citizens to use battery operated lights and flash lights in lieu of candles.  A couple of post-storm fires that occurred were the result of residents using candles for light. In order to conserve cool air, residents are encouraged to use discretion in opening windows in order to keep cooler air inside as well as minimizing the time refrigerators and freezers are opened.  Additionally, we have had close calls of lethal levels of carbon monoxide due to misuse of generators.  We encourage all residents to use generators properly. For tips on proper generator use, please click here.

The Prince George’s County Department of Family Services has been regularly communicating with all senior citizen, assisted living centers, and nursing homes in the County. Residents are encouraged to check on the elderly, neighbors, family members and those who may have special needs. 

Residents and media are encouraged to follow @CountyExecBaker on Twitter or “County Executive Rushern Baker” on Facebook for information and updates.   The phone number to the Emergency Operation Center is 301-583-1950.

Prince George Reabre Centros de Refugio del Calor en el Condado el Martes, 3 de Julio de 2012

Nuevas ubicaciones 

Hyattsville, MD – La Oficina del Manejo de Emergencias del Condado de Prince George reanudará las operaciones de sus centros de refugio del calor el Martes, 3 de Julio. 

A continuación se encuentra una lista de los centros de refugio del calor que estáran disponibles para los residentes el Martes, 3 de Julio. Por favor vea las horas de operación ya que mucho de estos centros son centros comunitarios de Parques y Recreación que también están siendo utilizados como campamentos de verano y para otras actividades diarias.

 


Abiertos de 1pm – 9pm:

Berwyn Heights Community Center

6200 Pontiac Street, Berwyn Heights, MD

 


Baden Community Center

13601 Baden-Westwood Road, Brandywine, MD

 


Potomac Landing Community Center

12500 Fort Washington Road

Fort Washington, MD 20744

 


Glenarden Community Center

8615 McLain Avenue, Glenarden, MD

 


Palmer Park Community Center,

7720 Barlowe Road, Landover, MD

 


Lake Arbor Community Center

10100 Lake Arbor Way, Mitchellville, MD

 


Glassmanor Community Center

1101 Marcy Avenue, Oxon Hill, MD

 


Cedar Heights Community Center

1200 Glen Willow Drive, Seat Pleasant, MD

 


1pm – 6pm:

Camp Springs Senior Activity Center (for seniors only)

6420 Allentown Road Camp Springs, MD

 


9am – 5pm:

St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church

14900 Annapolis Road, Bowie, MD

 


11am – 9pm:

Laurel Armory

422 Montgomery St., Laurel, MD

 


6am – 9pm:

Dipietro Community Center

7901 Cypress St., Laurel, MD

 


La hora se determinará:

Bowie Senior Center

14900 Health Center Drive, Bowie, MD

 


Los siguientes centros de refugio del calor continuarán operando las 24 horas:

Northwestern High School

7000 Adelphi Road Hyattsville, MD

 


Kentland Community Center

2411 Pinebrook Ave., Landover, MD

 


Todas aquellas personas que necesiten alojamiento en el refugio deben ir a la escuela secundaria Northwestern, localizada en 7000 Adelphi Road, Hyattsville, MD. Asimismo, los residentes que necesiten recargar sus dispositivos de oxígeno médico deben ir a uno de los centros de refugio del calor, a las estaciones de bomberos o al refugio localizado en la escuela secundaria Northwestern.

 

El Departamento de Bomberos del Condado de Prince George recuerda a los residentes a utilizar baterías y lámparas en lugar de velas. Después de la tormenta reciente, ocurrieron varios incendios que fueron causados por el uso de velas. También se le recomienda a los residentes no abrir las ventanas, al menos que sea necesario para mantener el aire frío adentro, así como reducir el tiempo que los refrigeradores y congeladores se mantienen abiertos.

 

El Departamento de Servicios Familiares del Condado de Prince George ha estado comunicándose regularmente con todos los residentes de la tercera edad, centros de vida asistida y asilos de ancianos localizados en el Condado. Recuérdese de monitorear frecuentemente a las personas de edad avanzada, a vecinos, familiares y aquellas personas que tengan necesidades especiales.