Shelter now located at Bladensburg High School, 4200 57th Avenue
Bladensburg, MD – Following the Bladensburg microburst, Prince George’s County Office of Emergency Management working in concert with the Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department, Police Department, Department of Family Services, Department of Social Services, Department of Public Works and Transportation, Department of Environmental Resources, Maryland Emergency Management Association American Red Cross, and the City of Bladensburg have been working to assist displaced residents of the affected areas of Bladensburg. As of this time, all impacted structures are still being assessed for damage and remain condemned. As of 2pm, displaced residents are being transported to and offered shelter 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 301-583-2230.
At approximately 8:07 p.m. on Friday, June 22, Prince George’s County Emergency responders began deployment to Bladensburg, MD after a confirmed microburst spread through the community. This microburst resulted in severe damage to 15 multi-family dwellings, 1 single family dwelling, and structural damage on Newton Street between 52nd and 55th Avenues in Bladensburg. There were only a couple of minor injuries according to the Prince George’s County Fire/EMS. For pictures from this incident, go tohttp://pgfdpio.blogspot.com/2012/06/fireems-department-busy-duringafter.html?spref=tw.
Prince George’s County is very fortunate that no serious injuries occurred from this microburst and subsequent damage. The Prince George’s County Office of Emergency Management credits the media, social media, and emergency alert systems for notifying the public of Severe Weather Warnings yesterday evening. Emergency Management reminds and encourages all Prince George’s County residents to sign up for Notify Me Prince George’s Alerts at https://notifyme.princegeorgescountymd.gov/index.php?CCheck=1.
A Notify Me Alert of Severe Weather in Prince George’s County was sent out at 7:30 p.m. yesterday evening prior to the 8:07 p.m. microburst.