Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Southeastern Fairfax County Until 4:30 p.m.

Thunderstorm Warning

Posted at 3:48 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Southeastern Fairfax County until 4:30 p.m.

At 3:42 p.m., a severe thunderstorm was located over Fort Hunt, moving east at 30 mph. Quarter size hail and 70 mph wind gusts are possible.

Damaging winds will cause some trees and large branches to fall. This could injure those outdoors, as well as damage homes and vehicles. Roadways may become blocked by downed trees. Localized power outages are possible. Unsecured light objects may become projectiles.

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building.


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Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Fairfax County Until 4 p.m.

Thunderstorm Warning

Posted at 3:22 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Fairfax County until 4 p.m.

At 3:10 p.m., a severe thunderstorm was located over Centreville, moving east at 30 mph; ping pong ball size hail and 60 mph wind gusts are possible.

Damaging winds will cause some trees and large branches to fall. This could injure those outdoors, as well as damage homes and vehicles. Roadways may become blocked by downed trees. Localized power outages are possible. Unsecured light objects may become projectiles.

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building.


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Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Fairfax County Until 3:15 p.m.

Thunderstorm Warning

Posted at 2:40 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Fairfax County, including the city of Fairfax, until 3:15 p.m.

At 2:32 p.m., a severe thunderstorm was located over The Plains, 11 miles north of Warrenton, moving east at 40 mph.

Damaging winds will cause some trees and large branches to fall. This could injure those outdoors, as well as damage homes and vehicles. Roadways may become blocked by downed trees. Localized power outages are possible. Unsecured light objects may become projectiles.

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building.


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Volunteers Needed for Emergency Exercise on July 19

Posted at 11:15 a.m.

Want to see public health emergency response in action and help your community?

Then you’ll want to volunteer to participate in Capital Fortitude, a full-scale emergency exercise designed to evaluate the National Capital Region’s ability to dispense medication quickly in response to an anthrax attack.

The Fairfax County Health Department is calling for volunteers on July 19, from 10 a.m. to noon, to travel through a simulated medication dispensing site at Lake Braddock Secondary School, 9200 Burke Lake Road, Burke. (see map)

Although no actual medications will be handed out, public health staff and volunteers will go through the same procedures and protocols that they would use to dispense medications in a real disaster

Click here to volunteer.

Read more about the exercise and the need for volunteers.


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Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Eastern Fairfax County Until 4:15 p.m.

Thunderstorm Warning

Posted at 3:43 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for eastern Fairfax County and the city of Falls Church until 4:15 p.m.

At 3:36 p.m. EDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from Chevy Chase to Mantua to 9 miles south of Linton Hall, moving east at 45 mph.

Damaging winds will cause some trees and large branches to fall. This could injure those outdoors, as well as damage homes and vehicles. Roadways may become blocked by downed trees. Localized power outages are possible. Unsecured light objects may become projectiles.

Locations impacted include Arlington, Alexandria, Annandale, Clinton, Springfield, Fort Hunt, Groveton, Falls Church and Huntington.

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