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Miss Floribunda: Cold snap recovery

April 25, 2017

Dear Miss Floribunda,   The cold snap in March that followed the unusually warm February totally messed up my garden. The huge pink flowers on my tulip magnolia now look like exploded brown footballs. My crocuses croaked. My willow tree snapped off six feet from the base. The forsythia looks [read more]

PHOTOS: Winter’s last hurrah

March 14, 2017

BY KRISSI HUMBARD — Hyattsville was blanketed by a few inches of snow on March 13-14, thanks to a powerful Nor’easter named Stella. The storm caused minimal damage in the city. Public schools were closed. Department of Public Works (DPW) crews worked all night and day to clear the streets. [read more]

Hyattsville’s Grassroots Expo will help residents prevent runoff

October 11, 2016

eBY KIT SLACK — If this summer you have wished for less water in your basement, or for a clean local river where you could swim, the City of Hyattsville may have a solution for you.   That’s right, one solution, if only a partial one. And no, the solution does not require you to convert your [read more]

Major storm blows through city

August 15, 2016

BY KRISSI HUMBARD — A major thunderstorm hit Hyattsville on Monday evening. According to The Washington Post’s Capital Weather Gang, a severe thunderstorm warning expired at 7:45 p.m. for parts of Prince George’s County. Additional storms to the south and southwest need to be [read more]

Resident credits tree for saving house from falling limb

May 6, 2016

BY REBECCA BENNETT — When Nancy Meyer looks out her Kennedy Street window and wonders where her massive, double trunk oak tree has gone, she will remember that it saved her neighbor’s house from a falling branch. Though it wasn’t directly knocked down because of the May 2 hail storm, it was [read more]

PHOTOS: Luck is sometimes the way the tree falls

May 4, 2016

BY REBECCA BENNETT — The May 2 severe thunderstorm brought buckets of rain and hail to an unsuspecting City of Hyattsville.  That storm took down tree after tree in the city, destroyed houses and knocked down power lines into streets, sidewalks, and yards.  Various streets also experienced [read more]

PHOTO: High winds knock down trees in the neighborhood

April 4, 2016

BY REBECCA BENNETT — This weekend’s high winds, which were reported in the 50 to 60 mile per hour range, didn’t leave Hyattsville unscathed.  Hyattsville Life & Times Editor Mark Goodson was this tree down at 41st Avenue and Kennedy Street on Sunday morning.  There was also a [read more]

UPDATE: City expects reimbursement for some blizzard costs

March 8, 2016

BY REBECA BENNETT — On Feb. 16, the Hyattsville City Council approved a payment of $30,000 to NZI Construction for snow removal services rendered during the January blizzard.  Now, a disaster declaration means the City of Hyattsville expects to be reimbursed for some of the costs incurred [read more]

City to pay $30,000 for emergency snow removal during blizzard

February 20, 2016

BY REBECCA BENNETT — During the Jan. 22 to 24 blizzard that dumped more than 26 inches of snow on the City of Hyattsville, city staff worked with NZI Construction to assist with moving snow from roads to another location.  The Hyattsville City Council approved the payment of a $30,000 invoice [read more]
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