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Posted on: July 14, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Storm Emergency Information


All City facilities are open today, July 14, 2022 and operating as normal. Power has been restored to City Hall; residents can use City Hall as a cooling center during business hours today.
 At this time, Pepco is reporting that less than 1,500 customers in the area (including customers in the Town of Berwyn Heights). We are seeing the highest concentration of homes without power in Lakeland, Berwyn, Yarrow and College Park Estates; the City is working with Pepco and other agencies to help restore power as soon as possible.

Power Outages and Reporting

Report any power outages to Pepco at 877-737-2662. For the latest power outage information/status, please visit

Report any suspected gas leaks to 9-1-1. 

Report any downed wires to Pepco at 877-737-2662.

Cooling Centers

Due to the weather emergency caused by the 7/12 storm, several nearby facilities will open today (7/14) as designated cooling centers for residents:

  • City of College Park Youth & Family Services, 4912 Nantucket Rd. College Park, MD 20740 ( 10am-7pm)
  • Greenbelt Library, 11 Crescent Rd. Greenbelt, MD 20784 (10am-6pm)
  • New Carrolton Library, 7414 Riverdale Rd. New Carrolton, MD 20784 (10am-6pm)
  • Hyattsville Library, 6530 Adelphi Rd. Hyattsville, MD 20782 (10am-6pm)


Due to the weather emergency, the City if not issuing fines in residential parking zones through this weekend (7/17/22) unless the vehicle is presenting a public safety hazard like blocking the street or a fire hydrant. The City will still enforce pay-to-park parking and permits in the City’s Downtown garage and Downtown area. 

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