The following is a complete update from The City of Frederick. Hurricane Sandy is a dangerous storm and The City of Frederick is taking every precaution to ensure the safety of our citizens.
CONTACT: Susan Harding, Public Information Officer, 301-600-1385
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, October 29, 2012
Complete Update from The City of Frederick Regarding Hurricane Sandy
Frederick, MD – The following is a complete update from The City of Frederick. Hurricane Sandy is a dangerous storm and The City of Frederick is taking every precaution to ensure the safety of our citizens.
• The City of Frederick Government Office are closed. Essential personnel must report.
• The Planning Commission Special Workshop scheduled for today, October 29th has been cancelled and will be rescheduled.
• The City of Frederick Department of Publics Works is staffed and can be reached at 301-600-1440.
The following agencies in The City of Frederick will be open for food and shelter.
• The Frederick Community Action Agency, 100 South Market Street will be open on Monday, October 29th and Tuesday, October 30th and will offer "day shelter" on both days from 7:00 am to 6:30 pm. The FCAA Soup Kitchen will serve a free evening meal from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. The Foodbank will be open and distribute food as needed. For more information, please call 301-600-1506.
• The Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs, 27 DeGrange Street, will open and operate as an overnight shelter on Monday, October 29th at 6:30 pm. For more information, please 301-631-2670.
• The Frederick Rescue Mission, 419 West South Street, will provide free breakfast and lunch meals on Monday, October 29th and Tuesday, October 30th and will operate a "day shelter" on both days from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. For more information, please call 301-695-6633.
The Frederick Police Department along with other City staff will be conducting street outreach throughout the day in order to check on people and inform them about available resources.
• Power outages should be reported to 1-888-544-4877. If The City of Frederick experience a power outage traffic signals will no longer be operational and motorist must stop at any and all intersection before proceeding.
• DO NOT attempt to cross over down power lines during or after the storm. They may still be energized. Report down power lines to 9-1-1.
• DO NOT to cross standing water on roadways.
• RECYCLING - Due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy on our region, alterations to this week’s regular curbside recycling collection schedule are being made. As of 9am Monday morning, curbside recycling collection is operating as normal. Please be aware that weather conditions may cause some streets to be inaccessible for recycling collection trucks; drivers will attempt to collect wherever possible. In anticipation of increasing storm severity, recycling collection for Tuesday October 30 is cancelled. This means that all curbside recycling collection for the remainder of the week (Tuesday through Friday) will shift one day later than their normal day.Further information and updates on the status of the curbside recycling collection can be obtained by visiting the Office of Recycling’s website at: www.FrederickCountyMD.gov/recycle or by calling 301-600-2960 to hear regularly updated voice recordings.
• The City Dog Park is closed until further notice.
• The William Talley Recreation Center is closed.
Continued updates will be available at The City of Frederick website at www.cityoffrederick.com, on the Emergency Phone Line at 301-600-1300 and thru “Alert Frederick County” To sign up to receive emergency alerts, severe weather, and City of Frederick specific police advisories and community messages should visit www.frederickcountymd.gov/alerts and follow the instructions on the County website by clicking on the “Citizen Alert Notification Sign Up” icon. Citizens that opt into the system can select what type of community alerts they wish to receive and designate which devices receive the alerts.
If you have questions when signing up for “Frederick County Alert”, please contact Frederick County Emergency Management at 301-600-1746