Governor Martin O’Malley Visits Prince George’s County/American Red Cross Shelter at Northwestern High School

Governor to visit today at approx. 1:30pm, will meet with County Executive Baker and County officials to be briefed on storm damage and recovery efforts

Hyattsville, MD – County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III will meet with Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley and other Prince George’s County officials at 1:30 p.m. today at Northwestern High School, 7000 Adelphi Road, Hyattsville.  Northwestern High School has served as the County’s American Red Cross shelter for displaced residents since the storm occurred Friday evening.  Baker and his emergency management team plan to brief the Governor on damages and power outages that have impacted the County after Friday night’s storm. 

“Like most of the region, we were hit hard by the storm.  We have a tremendous amount of residents who are without power and some have been displaced an forced to move into our shelter,” said Baker. “Our goal is to give share our challenges with the Governor and see how the state can help.  Last weekend we dealt with a microburst and this weekend a major storm.  I am proud of the work our emergency management team has done for the last two weeks.  They have been working around the clock to help our residents through some extremely tough times.”


WHAT: Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley visits shelter at Northwestern High School

 Governor Martin O’Malley

            Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III

            Prince George’s County Emergency Management

            Prince George’s County Officials

                American Red Cross

 Sunday, July 1, 2012, 1:30pm (approx. time of Governor arrival) 2:00pm (approx. time of media availability after shelter visit)


 Northwestern High School, 7000 Adelphi Road, Hyattsville


Note to media:
 All media must follow American Red Cross protocols and policy of filming inside an active shelter.




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