The Prince George’s County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has been activated to a Level 3-Monitoring status. The EOC can be reached at 301-324-4350. No actions are required from local municipal stakeholders at this time. Prince George’s County is under a Flash Flood Watch until 8am on Saturday, October 3rd.
Today, October 2, will be a major rain event across the County, with rain amounts of 2-3 inches and possibly higher in local areas. Rain showers should increase in intensity later in the day and should taper off sometime overnight. Winds will also continue to increase throughout the day, with speeds of 15-20 mph and gusts of 30 mph or greater. The major hazards from this event will be flash flooding, low land flooding, standing water on roadways, and trees and power lines coming down due to saturated soil and wind gusts.
Rain amounts should be minimal on Saturday and Sunday, with totals not expected to exceed .25 inches across the County.
Hurricane Joaquin continues to strengthen and move north as a Category 4 Hurricane, however it is now expected to stay well east of Maryland. Currently, the NWS does not expect Hurricane Joaquin to affect Prince George’s County.