Hurricane Sandy Online Discussion Set for 6 p.m. Sunday
Posted 10:27 p.m.
Hurricane Sandy and its impacts are on the way. Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova, County Executive Ed Long and other county staff will take your questions at 6 p.m. Sunday from the Emergency Operations Center.
Submit your questions now and follow responses beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday. The discussion will be archived so you can view responses later.
Hurricane Sandy will be impacting us between Sunday afternoon and Wednesday. The worst of the storm is predicted to affect our area Monday and Tuesday.
You still have a small window of time to prepare on Sunday. View 10 tips to prepare or help distribute a printed flyer in your community. The weather will be deteriorating through the day Sunday, making preparations increasingly difficult.
This storm is very large in size, so do not only pay attention to the center of the track and where it may make landfall (say New Jersey). This means the storm is NOT likely to miss the Washington D.C. area. Tropical storm-force winds extend for 450 miles in each direction from the center. The National Weather Service predicts the hurricane will be combining with a nor’easter storm and grow even larger.
Please do not fail to make preparations because you believe the storm is going to miss us.
You should expect sustained winds of 35-45 MPH, with gusts to 60 MPH. Substantial power outages may occur and could last a few days to a week. You should prepare as best as you can for extended outages. View tips from Dominion Virginia Power and NOVEC.
The storm is currently expected to produce rainfall of 5-10 inches.
Stay tuned to local forecasts for the latest weather outlook and predictions. Stay tuned to this blog, the Community Emergency Alert Network for important alerts and our social media channels such as Facebook and Twitter.