Hurricane Sandy is expected to affect the Frederick area with high winds and heavy rain early next week. The FNLCR Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) has been activated and we are making preparations to deal with the effects of the storm.

The worst weather is forecast to occur late Monday evening, Oct. 29th continuing into Tuesday, Oct. 30th.

It would be prudent to delay starting any experiments that might be jeopardized if electrical power is interrupted early next week. We will use Send Word Now to communicate with employees if there is any change in the status of the facility. We will also use the FNLCR website to post information on delayed openings or closings.

Protective Services will be staffed continuously throughout the weekend and into next week 24 hours a day. If you have concerns or you need assistance after hours please call 301-846-1091. You can also call the FNLCR Hotline at 301-846-1444 to check on the operational status of the facility. We will put delayed openings and closures on this number.

At your home, loose objects outdoors including lawn furniture should be secured, storm drains and gutters should be cleared to prevent flooding and intrusion of water. Make preparations for electrical power outages.

Frederick Inclement Weather Information on the Web