Thursday, June 13, 2013

PGPD Provides Safety Tips for Potential Severe Weather

The Prince George’s County Police Department wants to help our community prepare for possible severe weather that is moving into our area.  The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Prince George’s County until later this evening. 

We are asking the public to report the locations of intersections that experience non-working traffic lights, downed wires or any other traffic-related hazards.  To report these locations, please call 311 or visit

We encourage you to join the conversation and information exchange by using hashtags #PGPD and #weather on Twitter.  Your information and pictures can also be tweeted to @PGPDNews.

The Prince George’s County Police Department offers the following tips to help ensure your safety: 

  • Keep up to date with local conditions – follow TV and radio reports for your area.
  • Visit, ( on your phone) for the latest forecast.
  • Keep in mind, this storm may bring heavy rains, and possible flooding events. Avoid walking or driving through any flooded areas.
  • It takes only six inches of fast-moving flood water to knock over an adult and two feet to move a vehicle.  
  • Treat all intersections without power as a four-way stop.  

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