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Posted at 09:19 AM ET, 08/26/2011

Hurricane Irene: Emergency contact numbers

Here’s a rundown of emergency numbers to call for a variety of Hurricane related problems.

UTILITIES

Pepco: To report an outage or downed wire, call 1-877-PEPCO-62 (1-877-737-2662).

Dominion: To report outages or downed lines, call 1-866-DOM-HELP (1-66-366-4357).

BGE: To report outages, call 1-877-778-2222. To report a gas leak or downed power line, call 1-800-685-0123.

CABLE AND INTERNET PROVIDERS

Comcast: 1-800-COMCAST (1-800-266-2278).

Verizon: 1-800-VERIZON (1-800-837-4966)

TREE REMOVAL

D.C.: To report downed limbs and trees, call 311.

Montgomery County: To report a tree that has fallen on public property, call 311.

Prince George’s County: To report a tree that has fallen on public property, call 301-499-8520.

Fairfax County: To report a tree that has fallen on public property, call 703-324-1770.

Arlington: To report a tree that has fallen on public property, call 703-228-6525.

Prince William County: To report a tree that has fallen on public property, call 703-792-7070.

TRAFFIC CONDITIONS

Drivers in Maryland and Virginia can call 511 to get the latest on traffic conditions.

RED CROSS

To find out about emergency services in your town, call the organization at 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

EMERGENCY SHELTER

The Red Cross is setting up dozens of shelters across the East Coast. Shelters can be located on a map the organization maintains on is Web site. The Red Cross can also be contacted at 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

HOTLINES

Prince George’s County: Non-emergency hurricane hotline will be in effect from 2 p.m. Saturday for at least 48 hours, call 301-352-1290.

The county’s emergency command center, at 6820 Webster St. in Hyattsville will open at noon on Saturday. Updates will be available on the Twitter handle @CountyExecBaker and on Facebook.

By  |  09:19 AM ET, 08/26/2011

 
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