Posts Tagged ‘Hurricane Sandy’

Sorry, Bloomingdale. You’re Not Out of the Water Yet.

Residents of Bloomingdale: Don't start celebrating just yet. You may have emerged from Hurricane Sandy unscathed, but that doesn't mean your flooding problems are solved.
The storm's minimal impact on Bloomingdale was, according to DC Water's Alan Heymann, "a question of mathematics," not a reflection of a fix to the neighborhood's chronic flooding issue.
"We got a [...]

Another Sandy Success Story: Bloomingdale

Bloomingdale has been rocked by floods just about every time the city's gotten more than a sprinkle of rain this year. In anticipation of Hurricane Sandy, Ward 5 Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie pushed the city to reup its efforts to prevent flooding in the Northwest neighborhood. McDuffie's chief of staff, Corey Griffin, predicted that Bloomingdale residents [...]

Props to Pepco (!)

Pepco has taken a lot of heat for its performance in recent years, particularly following this summer's derecho—but so far, in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, it looks like Pepco customers are holding up pretty well. Let's do a quick comparison of a few of the power companies in the region after the derecho and [...]

Another Casualty of Sandy: Tenant Protest Against Alleged Discrimination

Hurricane Sandy claims another victim: a protest by Latino tenants of 1111 Massachusetts Ave. NW against alleged abuses at the building, owned by Jair Lynch Development Partners.
Tenants of the building accuse the building's managers, the Kettler Management Company, of waging a deliberate campaign against Spanish-speaking Latino residents, with the goal of forcing them out in [...]

Is Bloomingdale Ready for Sandy?

Just as I was about to call Ward 5 Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie to ask about preparations in flood-prone Bloomingdale for Hurricane Sandy, his office beat me to the punch with a press release.
“We’re taking this storm very seriously in my office,” stated McDuffie, who has led storm response efforts in Ward 5 on four separate [...]