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Mary Helen Dove
Silver Spring, Md.
I don’t think the emergency preparedness crews in the area are ready. We have a difficult enough time keeping power and dealing with water drainage after severe thunderstorms. The area is not ready. In the area of Silver Spring where I live, last year’s derecho storm knocked down a lot of power lines, and that’s a reoccurring theme each time one of these storms hit. The sinkhole in the District last week caused the halt of traffic and debilitated that area.

Mary Helen Dove
Silver Spring, Md.
I don’t think the emergency preparedness crews in the area are ready. We have a difficult enough time keeping power and dealing with water drainage after severe thunderstorms. The area is not ready. In the area of Silver Spring where I live, last year’s derecho storm knocked down a lot of power lines, and that’s a reoccurring theme each time one of these storms hit. The sinkhole in the District last week caused the halt of traffic and debilitated that area.

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