Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Emergency preparedness in Ward 6 community meeting, June 18

Meredith Fascett, Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner for SMD 6D07, has organized an important meeting: Community Meeting on Emergency Preparedness in Case of a Train Derailment and Hazardous Chemical Spill.   The event takes place Saturday, June 18, time TBD, at 200 I St SE.

Chris Geldart, HSEMA director, Tommy Wells, DOEE director, and a representative from FEMS, will address the broad issue of resident safety in an emergency and will answer these among other questions: What should you do in case of a CSX train derailment in the neighborhood? If there is a hazardous materials incident, should you shelter-in-place or evacuate? Where can you find accurate information during an emergency?

Contact Fascett for additional information via email, or Twitter, @MeredithFascett.

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