Much like a recurring nightmare, natural disasters have pounded Montgomery County residents, roads, traffic signals and services this year. From the record snow storms in February to severe thunderstorms within a month of each other in late July and early August, residents, government agencies and departments, and local utility companies are feeling the strain.
During the latest storms in August -- two in one day -- County Executive Ike Leggett once again found himself surveying damage with Fire Rescue and other emergency response personnel. That same day, he also hosted a meeting with Pepco officials to discuss the company’s performance in delivering reliable electric power to Montgomery County homes and businesses. Making a point to Pepco CEO Joseph Rigby, Leggett was joined by the County’s Chief Administrative Officer Timothy Firestine and Special Assistant Jennifer Hughes. See Leggett’s letter to Rigby. Residents are reminded that the best way to be advised of approaching storms and other emergencies is to sign up for Alert Montgomery. Receive messages from authorized senders on updates, instructions on where to go, what to do, or what not to do, who to contact and other important information. It provides vital information on the go and is as close as your phone or electronic messaging device.