D.C. Mayor Declares State of Emergency

Friday, Aug 26, 2011  |  Updated 7:38 PM EDT
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Officials in DC spent the day preparing for whatever Hurricane Irene brings our way. News4's Tom Sherwood has an update from DC's Water Department and from Metro as the storm approaches.

Tom Sherwood

Officials in DC spent the day preparing for whatever Hurricane Irene brings our way. News4's Tom Sherwood has an update from DC's Water Department and from Metro as the storm approaches.

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D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray declared a state of emergency for the nation's capital ahead of Hurricane Irene.

Gray's spokeswoman said the mayor issued the order Friday evening after consultation with the office of the attorney general.

The move follows similar emergency orders issued in neighboring Maryland and Virginia.

The storm that is making its way up the East Coast is supposed to pound the area with strong winds and power outages, rain and possible flooding.

 

 


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