Tuesday, October 30, 2012
No storm-related injuries or fatalities reported late Monday.
The winds may still be blowing, but Arlington County will wake to a relative standstill Tuesday with the federal government and county and schools facilities closed and public transit ground to a halt. Arlington County saw numerous trees and wires down, but no injuries or fatalities related to Post-Tropical Cyclone Sandy were reported. "It's pretty horrible out there, and certainly there's been a lot of very strong messaging going out, not just from us, but from FEMA and NOAA and everybody else, that this storm is going to last a long time, and people need to stay safe — and staying safe means staying home," said Arlington County spokeswoman Mary Curtis at about 10:30 p.m. "And from what we're seeing, people are really taking that to heart…
Listen to the wind gusts in the Pentagon City neighborhood of Arlington County.
Listen to the wind gusts in the Pentagon City neighborhood of Arlington County. Read our Hurricane Sandy live blog for continuing updates on the storm and follow our Hurricane Sandy topics page for the latest articles on Sandy. Have a video or photo to share from the Hurricane? Upload Your Photos of the storm in Arlington.
Social media roundup from Arlington users reporting on Monday's storm.
Social media from Monday's storm.
Storm will leave most of Virginia by Wednesday, but lingering power outages and debris could make trick-or-treating dangerous.
The rain and wind from Hurricane Sandy is expected to leave the DC metro area Wednesday morning, but it may be too late to save Halloween for thousands of Arlington children. Hurricane Sandy is predicted to dump several inches of rain and bring strong, dangerous winds to the area through dawn Wednesday. The National Weather Service in Sterling predicts there will be a chance of lingering showers Wednesday during the day with high temperatures in the mid-50s. Wednesday night will be mostly cloudy with a low temperature of about 41 degrees. Even if the storm itself is mostly gone, the damage may linger. Gov. Bob McDonnell said Monday afternoon that cleaning up debris, downed trees and power lines could take days. On a Good Morning America …
Monday, October 29, 2012
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The National Hurricane Center increased its predictions for rain and top wind speeds with Hurricane Sandy in DC and Northern Virginia.
For information and updates on Tuesday, Oct. 30, click here. Update 7:10 p.m. Monday: Hurricane Sandy has morphed into Post-Tropical Cyclone Sandy and is very close to making landfall, according to NOAA. Sandy is expected to bring near-hurricane force winds and flood-producing rainfall through much of Tuesday. NOAA added that the most severe portion of the storm will affect the DC metro region from 6 p.m. Monday through dawn on Tuesday. "Residents and businesses along the Potomac River...should prepare for a flood not seen since the floods of 1996," NOAA said in an advisory. Around 7 p.m., data show about 90,000 Northern Virginia customers are without power, along with about 18,000 in Maryland's Prince George's and Montgomery counties…
With Hurricane Sandy, increasing outages are being reported across Northern Virginia and the District Monday.
For Tuesday storm and outage updates, click here. Update 8:30 p.m. Monday: More than 80,000 people are now without power in Northern Virginia. Hurricane Sandy officially made landfall in southern New Jersey around 8 p.m. and has morphed into Post-Tropical Storm Sandy, but the change in name means little about the strength of the storm. Rain and strong winds will continue through tonight and into Tuesday morning. One area of Huntington has been evacuated, and trees have caused damage to homes in McLean, Burke and elsewhere. Update 6:35 p.m. Monday: As Hurricane Sandy makes landfall sometime this evening with its center over New Jersey, power outages in Northern Virginia are increasing quickly. More than 50,000 people are now without …
Metro officials will make a decision on service restoration after they assess damage.
The following is the latest news release from the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority: Due to extreme weather conditions from Hurricane Sandy that are expected to impact the entire Metro service area through the overnight hours, Metro has announced the following for Tuesday, Oct. 30: • Metrorail and Metrobus service will not resume service Tuesday morning. An announcement on when service may be restored will be made after Metro is able to assess damage and weather conditions in the morning. Metro personnel will need to perform a comprehensive damage assessment, including inspections of track, bridges, aerial structures, stations and facilities. Metrorail service restoration is also contingent on adequate commercial power to…
The latest power outage information according to Dominion Virginia Power.
Update 9:36 a.m.: There are approximately 15,000 homes still without power in Arlington County. ~ Previous: To report power outages, call Dominion Virginia Power, 1-866-DOM-HELP (1-866-366-4357), 1-888-667-3000, or visit www.dom.com. Read our Hurricane Sandy live blog for continuing updates on the storm and follow our Hurricane Sandy topics page for the latest articles on Sandy. This article will be updated as the storm progresses.
Offices will remain closed as well due to Hurricane Sandy.
Arlington Public Schools announced at noon today that all schools and offices will remain closed Tuesday due to Hurricane Sandy. All activities in schools and on school grounds are also cancelled for Tuesday, according to a news release. Schools employees deemed "essential" by the Facilities & Operations Department should report to work, the release states.