Emergency Services Information for the Washington D.C. Area
Washington D.C.-area Emergency Services and Resources From
The New York Times on the Web
Wednesday, September 12, 2001
NYTimes.com has compiled the following list of emergency resources and contact information for the Washington D.C. area. Closings and some contact numbers may be subject to change. For news and information throughout the day, visit: http://www.nytimes.com
The Red Cross will be take walk-in blood donations throughout the week. Lines may be long, so officials are urging you to remain patient. http://www.redcrossdc.org
Donor centers with expanded hours include:
- E Street Donor Center, 1730 E Street: (202) 639-3144
- The Rockville Donor Center in the Saratoga Building on Parklawn Drive: (301) 468-3021
- Fairfax Donor Center on Old Lee Highway: (703) 698-7030
- The Red Cross Center on Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia: (410) 997-1288
- The Red Cross Center on York Road in Towson: (410) 583-9756
- The Red Cross Center on Honeygo Blvd. in White Marsh: (410) 931-6977
- The National Institutes of Health is taking donations in Building 10-A from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Call (301) 496-1048.
- U.S. Justice Department's Family Assistance Center Victims Hotline: (800) 331-0075
- Army personnel assigned to the Pentagon on Sept. 11 (or families trying to locate their loved ones) should call (800) 984-8523 or (703) 428-0002.
- Navy and Marine personnel assigned to the Pentagon should call (877) 663-6772.
- The Office of Victims of Crime has established a hotline. To leave
contact information to get more details about victims and survivors, call (800)331-0075.
- Family members of any victims can call the Washington Hospital Center at (202) 784-2264. Other victims have been taken to other area hospitals with various injuries.
- Virginia Hospital Center has a hotline families can call at (703) 558-6763.
Metro officials expect to provide normal service today. Pentagon and National Airport stations may remain closed; if the Pentagon station is closed, the bus station that serves the Pentagon also will be closed.
- DC Metro: (202) 637-1328
- Virginia Railway Express (VRE): (800) 743-3873 (RIDE VRE)
- Amtrak: (800) 872-7245 (USA-RAIL)
- Maryland Rail Commuter service (MARC): (800) 325-7245 (325-RAIL)
- 14th Street Bridge: Open
- Memorial Bridge: Open
- Roosevelt Bridge: Open
Road Closings/Reopening (District of Columbia):
- Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, between 13th and 14th Streets, NW: Closed
- 1700-1900 blocks of Pennsylvania Avenue, NW: Closed
- Constitution Avenue to Eye Street, NW: Closed
- 20th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, to 20th and I Streets, NW: Closed
- 20th and I Streets, NW, to 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW: Closed
- 14th and I Streets, NW, to 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW: Closed
- Third to Sixth Streets, NW, and Constitution Avenue to E Street, NW: Closed
- 400 block of School Street, SW: Closed
- 400 block of 4th Street, SW: Closed
- 400 block of G Street, SW: Closed
- 1100-1800 blocks of Constitution Avenue, NW: Closed
- 1400-1600 blocks of U Street, NW: Closed
- Peabody Street, NW, between 9th Street and Georgia Avenue, NW: Closed
- 4200 block of Blaine Street, NE: Closed
- D Street from 2nd Street, NE, to Louisiana Avenue, NW: Closed
- 1st Street from D Street, NE, to D Street, SE: Closed
- Delaware Avenue from D Street, NE, to Constitution Avenue, NE: Closed
- C Street from 2nd Street, NE, to New Jersey Avenue, NW: Closed
- Constitution Avenue from 2nd Street, NE, to Louisiana Avenue, NW: Closed
- New Jersey Avenue from C Street, NW, to Constitution Avenue, NE: Closed
- Maryland Avenue between 2nd and I Streets, NE: Closed
- East Capitol Street between 2nd and 1st Streets, NE: Closed
- 1st Street from Louisiana Avenue, NW, to Washington Avenue, SW: Closed
- Independence Avenue from 2nd Street, SE, to Washington Avenue, SW: Closed
- C Street from 2nd Street, SE, to Washington Avenue, SW: Closed
- New Jersey Avenue from Independence Avenue to D Street, SE: Closed
- South Capitol Street between Independence Avenue and D Street, SE: Closed
- T Street to Logan Circle, NW
- 3rd Street to New Jersey and Florida Avenues, NW
- 9th Street to Vermont Avenue, NW
Government and Military
- D.C. government, open for business, liberal leave policy in effect for employees.
- Fairfax County Government, offices are open; liberal leave policy for employees. Emergency personnel should report as scheduled. Also, Wednesday evening activities in county buildings will go on as scheduled.
- Fauquier County Government, open 2 hours late.
- Frederick County Government, open; liberal leave policy for employees.
- Federal government, open; unscheduled leave policy for employees.
- Goddard Space Flight Center, closed for non essential employees.
- D.C. public and charter schools are closed, liberal leave policy for employees.
- Holy Trinity in Georgetown: Closed
- Sidwell Friends: Closed
- Southeastern University: Open at noon.
The DC Public Library and its branches are operating on a normal
The United Way of New York and the New York Community Trust have
established a fund to help the victims of the attacks and their
families. The September Eleventh Fund will provide immediate support to established emergency assistance agencies. Anyone wishing to contribute may send their donations in care of United Way, 2 Park Ave, New York, New York, 10016, or call: (212) 251-4035.
Donations are also being accepted on United Way of New York City's Web site: http://www.uwnyc.org.