D.C. schools batten down for Irene

August 26, 2011

D.C. school officials are sending sandbags to schools at risk of flooding and making sure wet vacs are in place. Principals have received a “Preventative Hurricane Damage Checklist” to be completed by COB today, telling them to make sure all windows are closed, roof drains and catch basins are clear, etc. All school custodians have been asked to report to their buildings by 8 a.m. Sunday to walk through to check for damage and/or power loss and report conditions to the Office of Public Education Facilities Management command center.

Officials are telling everyone to monitor the DCPS Web site for announcements about Monday morning. They’re also encouraging people to look at this guide to emergencies and delays.

Bill Turque, who covers Montgomery County government and politics, has spent more than thirty years as a reporter and editor for The Washington Post, Newsweek, the Dallas Times Herald and The Kansas City Star.
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