Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld said preparations for the storm started a few days ago, just in case the storm ended up hitting the District.
It’s not known yet how much of an impact Hurricane Florence will have on the D.C. area, but officials have advice on how to prepare for the storm based on how much time you have before it hits.
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Meteorologists said Florence had strengthened into a hurricane again by late Sunday morning. Forecasters say the storm will rapidly spin up into a major hurricane, with widespread impacts possible from torrential from rain and winds throughout the East Coast. Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina have declared states of emergency.
Preparedness officials in the D.C. area have been closely monitoring the response and coordination efforts in Texas and Florida, two states recently battered by hurricanes Harvey and Irma, in an effort to improve the region’s capabilities in dealing with similar weather events.
Hurricane season begins June 1. Experts say it’s a matter of when, not if, we’ll be hit by something serious. Find out what they’re doing to prepare — and what you should be doing.
On May 9, hurricane experts will fly into the area as part of their Hurricane Awareness Tour, in effort to raise awareness about storm preparedness.
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