Arlington so far has collected 80 tons of debris following Hurricane Sandy. But downed trees, branches and power wires could still pose a threat.
Arlington County issued the following news release this afternoon: County Recovery Efforts Continue -- Stay Safe for Halloween! As you Trick-or Treat tonight, Wednesday, Oct. 31: County crews hard at work: Lubber Run Community Center closed Wednesday, Oct. 31 Looking for ways to help others recover from Hurricane Sandy? VDEM (Virginia Dept. of Emergency Management) is offering a list of volunteer opportunities. Information on how to become a disaster volunteer in Virginia and initial information on volunteering in other states to assist with recovery efforts is available athttp://www.vaemergency.gov/volunteer .
The storm system struck the region Tuesday evening, leaving thousands without power and debris scattered in the region.
A massive tree and downed power lines littered South 6th Street in the Barcroft neighborhood of Arlington on Tuesday afternoon, as Scott Wohlander once again found his car surrounded by debris. “We had this happen during the derecho,” Wohlander said, referencing the thunderstorm system that ripped through the region over the summer. Wohlander, his wife and two small children hid in their basement when Hurricane Sandy, dubbed a "superstorm" by meteorologists, struck the region Tuesday evening. It was about 7 p.m. when the family first noticed a large tree in their neighbor's yard was leaning on a power line. “There were flashes of light and you could hear noises,” Wohlander said. The tree fell about an hour later, and the power went out on …