The Health and Safety Podcast (May 8, 2019 Edition)

Posted at 3:15 p.m.

On the May 8 edition of the “Health and Safety” podcast, learn about pedestrian and cyclist safety, staying safe while grilling and the Fire and Rescue Department’s Girls Fire and Rescue Academy summer camp.

Listen to the podcast below.

Links to topics mentioned in this podcast can be found online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov.

To listen to other Fairfax County podcasts, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/podcasts/.

Tornado Warning Issued for Fairfax County Until 3:15 p.m.

Posted at 2:45 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Warning for Fairfax County.

Take cover now! Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris.

At 2:39 p.m. EDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located over Great Falls, or over Lowes Island, moving northeast at 40 mph.

For those in the direct path of a tornado touchdown, flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without shelter. Damage to roofs, siding, and windows may occur. Mobile homes may be damaged or destroyed. Tree damage is likely.

NewsCenter has details on what you should do.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning and Tornado Watch

UPDATED: 3:50 p.m.

The Tornado Watch from 3:32 p.m. to 9 p.m. EDT for Fairfax County has been cancelled.

Radar valid at 3:46 p.m. EDT, April 26

Posted at 2:35 p.m.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued by the National Weather Services for the northwestern City of Fairfax and Northern Fairfax County until 3 p.m.

A Tornado Watch also remains in effect until 9 p.m. EDT for the District of Columbia, central Maryland and Northern Virginia.

A tornado watch means that you should be prepared to take action. Tornadoes are possible in and near the watch area, which are typically large areas, covering numerous counties or even states.

Should the watch turn to a warning, NewsCenter has details on what actions you should take.

More details from the National Weather Service.


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The Health and Safety Podcast

Posted at 11 a.m.

O
n the latest edition of the “Health and Safety” podcast, learn about distracted driving, open windows and child safety, measles, National Correctional Officers Week and Police Week.

Listen to the Podcast

Links to topics mentioned in this podcast can be found online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov.

To listen to other Fairfax County podcasts, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/podcasts.


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Tornado Watch in Effect for Fairfax County Until Midnight

Posted at 2:25 p.m.

Fairfax County and most of the National Capital Region are under a tornado watch issued by the National Weather Service. This is in addition to the hazardous weather outlook and flash flood warning already in effect. Read more in yesterday’s blog post about the approaching weather.

A tornado watch means that you should be prepared to take action. Tornadoes are possible in and near the watch area, which are typically large areas, covering numerous counties or even states.

When a tornado watch is issued you should review and discuss your emergency plans with family and co-workers, and check supplies and your safe room. Be ready to act quickly if a warning is issued or you suspect a tornado is approaching. Acting early helps to save lives!

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You will want to monitor the weather forecast and stay up-to-date on current conditions. In addition, sign up for severe weather alerts from Fairfax Alerts to get notifications on your mobile device, as well as by email.

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Should a tornado warning be issued, take action immediately. A warning means that a tornado has been sighted or indicated by weather radar. There is imminent danger to life and property. Move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If in a mobile home, a vehicle, or outdoors, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris.