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8/26/11: Mayor Nutter Encourages Citizens To Prepare For Hurricane Irene

Hurricane Warning: No SEPTA service Sun. Prepare now. Call 311 for info.

Philadelphia, August 26, 2011   The City of Philadelphia continues to prepare for Hurricane Irene and its potential impact on Philadelphia. The Emergency Operations Center will open on Saturday, August 27 at 6 p.m. to monitor the storm and coordinate the City's response and recovery activities. The City will not issue an evacuation order; however, citizens should evacuate if they are in a potentially dangerous situation and proceed to a City shelter or other safe location.  The City's 311 Call Center is currently open 24-hours through Monday, August 29. SEPTA will suspend all transit services beginning at 12:30 a.m. on Sunday.  All City park and recreation centers will close at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday.

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