County Closes Storm Shelter at Richard Montgomery High School
The County’s storm-related shelter at Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville will close at 5 p.m.
With higher temperatures coming over the weekend, residents seeking relief from the heat are advised to go to public facilities and buildings such as malls, libraries or recreation centers.
Homeless individuals seeking shelter, or others in need of crisis mental health services, should contact the Crisis Center, 24 hours a day, at 240-777-4000.
Tips on how to survive the heat can be found on the County’s website, at www.montgomerycountymd.gov.
Check on Your Neighbors & Friends
As the temperatures rise over the weekend and the recovery continues, it is important to check up on neighbors and friends – whether in adjoining apartments or houses. Don’t assume anything – lend a hand. Call 911 for emergency assistance and 311 for non-emergency help.
Food in the refrigerator is safe if the power has been off for no more than four hours. After that, discard perishables such as meat, poultry, soft cheese, eggs and leftovers. Check out www.fsis.usda.gov/fact_sheets/keeping_food_Safe_during_an_emergency/index.asp for more details and a chart.
A full freezer can keep food frozen for 48 hours after a loss of power. A half-full freezer can keep food frozen for 24 hours
Trash, recycling collections
Because there was no County-provided recycling or trash collections on Wednesday, July 4, collections for the remainder of the week will shift later by one day.
To sign up for trash holiday reminders as email and/or text messages, visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/solidwaste.
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