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Leggett Helps Celebrate Opening of EDF Inc.’s North American Headquarters in Chevy Chase

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett will join EDF Inc. executives and employees this evening to celebrate the grand opening of the company’s new North American headquarters in Chevy Chase.  EDF Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of EDF International S.A. of France and an international, low-carbon energy leader.  The company signed a 10-year lease for 16,000 square feet at 5404 Wisconsin Place.  The company has approximately 25 employees at the new location.

“We are delighted to welcome a global leader like EDF Inc. to Montgomery County,” said Leggett. “A company of their caliber would have been welcomed by any jurisdiction in the nation, so we value their decision to locate in Chevy Chase and bring important new jobs to the County. No doubt our proximity to leading federal agencies, availability of a skilled and educated workforce and our culturally and industry diverse business community played a key role in their decision.”

4-H Youth Learn and Lead on Water Quality and the Environment

The third annual 4-H National Youth Science Day will bring together hundreds of thousands of young people across the nation to simultaneously conduct the 2010 National Science Experiment, 4-H?O.

Washington, DC students from Hearst Elementary School, Sidwell Friends School and homeschools will come together to participate in an event to celebrate 4-H National Youth Science Day and conduct this year’s National Science Experiment.  For this public/private partnership event, more than 200 students will learn about the importance of water quality and its impact on the environment as they complete a three-tiered experiment to discover how to reduce their own carbon footprint.

Heavy Rainfall Possible Thursday

With the area drying out after showery conditions for the last few days, another storm system is brewing and could threaten the Washington D.C. Metro area with more rainfall by Thursday.

Current weather model forecasts indicate the potential for some very heavy rainfall in association with a tropical weather system that is currently developing in the Caribbean. This storm system could intensify and stream tropical moisture and rainfall over the area. Most forecasts indicate the potential for greater rainfall that was experienced during the most recent rain event.

Residents should stay tuned for local media and the local weather service office for the latest details and updates. It should be noted that rainfall of the magnitude forecasted COULD cause areas of flooding.

On the positive side, however, more rainfall will provide great relief for the farmers currently being impacted by moderate to severe drought.