WASHINGTON — Very strong winds moving through the region Sunday evening into Monday morning caused damage to construction sites at buildings and homes, plus damaged electric poles in Washington D.C’s metro area.
D.C. Fire and EMS reported to multiple calls for structural issues Sunday evening that had occurred across the city while winds whipped through the city.
Downed trees in the District also played a factor in the amount of action the department had seen Sunday evening, according to D.C. Fire and EMS.
One of the first calls that D.C. Fire and EMS responded to was in the 3200 block of Prospect Street after a large section of scaffolding atop a four-story building in caused firefighters to respond to make sure it didn’t fall any further, impacting pedestrian below.
Update structural damage incident 3200 block Prospect St NW. Large section of scaffolding atop 4 story building leaning over sidewalk in precarious position. Danger of further toppling to street. #DCsBravest evacuated restaurants below and established a collapse zone. No injuries pic.twitter.com/8nSV7v9wSx
— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) March 28, 2021
Update major structural collapse 3000 block 20th St NE. @pepco on scene securing power. 3 adults & 3 children evacuated from adjacent home by #DCsBravest. Search team standing by for power to be secured. @dcra building inspector requested to scene pic.twitter.com/4W1xAfHcJ0
— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) March 29, 2021
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