Upper Marlboro, MD - The Prince George’s County Government will be closed tomorrow, Monday, October 29, due to the potential impact of Hurricane Sandy. All County buildings will be closed and non-essential personnel are not required to report to work. Those employees designated as “essential” must report to work as previously assigned. Most County services will be closed. Prince George’s County’s 3-1-1 Call Center will open at 7:00 a.m. for non-emergency calls and questions.
The Prince George’s County Circuit and District Courts previously announced that they will also be closed tomorrow. All individuals who have court dates or jury duty will be contacted by the courts about rescheduling dates. For all Court related questions, the media and public should call Sondra Battle, Court Administrator at 301-952-3708.
Additionally, the Prince George’s County Public Schools will be operating under a CODE YELLOW, only essential personnel should report to work. The federal government and the State of Maryland also announced that they will be closed on Monday, October 29th. Early voting locations throughout the state will be closed on Monday.
The Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority has suspended bus and rail service for tomorrow and The Bus service, operated by Prince George’s County, is also suspended.
Finally, Prince George’s County will not be picking up trash and/or recycling tomorrow. All residents should place their trash and recycling receptacles inside during the storm. Unsecured receptacles can become safety hazards in high winds.
The Prince George’s County Office of Emergency Management urges all residents to stay inside and off the roads during the storms. Winds are expected to gust at high speeds with heavy rains throughout the day. Residents are encouraged to utilize Notify Me Prince George's to receive updates regarding the hurricane. Citizens can register by logging into https://notifyme.princegeorgescountymd.gov or by texting 411912 to receive real-time notifications via registered mobile devices. Prince George's County will also keep citizens updated on Hurricane Sandy through usage of the Office of Emergency Management Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Prince-Georges-County-Office-of-Homeland-Security/276195129111630), and Twitter (https://twitter.com/#!/PGCountyOEM) accounts. Residents should also monitor the weather through local media sources.