Monday, March 18, 2013
Top news of the week from our Patch sites around Virginia and DC.
Patch has 31 community sites in Virginia and D.C. Here are some of the top stories from around the region over the past week. 19. More Than 200 Pack Serial Groper Meeting Thursday Night in Springfield: Approximately 250 Springfield residents packed a Fairfax County Police community meeting Thursday night to discuss their concerns about a series of assaults — likely 22 in all — by a man dubbed "the serial groper," that have occurred throughout the Springfield area since September. FCPD scheduled the meeting to update residents on the case and answer questions from concerned citizens. 18. Vice President Biden Visits Injured Officer's First Responders: Vice President Joe Biden visited the Alexandria Police Department last Friday, meeting with…
Monday, February 4, 2013
Temperatures will warm up into 40s by Wednesday.
The big chill in Northern Virginia continues through Tuesday night with highs in the 30s on Monday and Tuesday. Expect cloudy skies during the days and a possiblity for snow flurries Monday and Tuesday nights, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures will feel much colder Monday. Wind gusts up to 25 mph will continue through Monday afternoon. As a result of the wind, the National Weather Service has issued a Small Craft Advisory until 3 p.m. Monday that includes the Potomac River. This means that wind speeds of 18 to 33 knots are expected to produce hazardous wave conditions for small craft. Inexperienced mariners, especially those operating smaller vessels, should avoid boating in these conditions. Here are the daily …
Saturday, September 8, 2012
The National Weather Service reports this line of storms is dangerous.
A service thunderstorm warning is in effect in the area until 4:30 p.m. The line of storms has a history of producing hail and gusting winds, according to the National Weather Service. "This is a dangerous line of storm," the warning reports. "If you are in its path...move indoors to a sturdy building and stay away from windows." At 3:50 p.m., The Washington Post reported that a storm produced a tornado near Fairfax City. Patch has not been able to confirm the the presence of a tornado in the area. Patch will update this story as more information becomes available. This story has been updated.
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Governor says citizens should prepare for a multi-day power restoration and recovery effort.
UPDATE - Sunday, 7 a.m.: For a full update of conditions, outages, water restrictions and more across Nothern Virginia on Sunday, see this story: 290,000 Still Without Power in Northern Virginia Sunday Morning. --------- Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) declared a state of emergency Saturday morning as Virginia prepares for what he says will be a "multi-day event with the potential for further problems." At least 2.5 million people in the state lost power in the rare derecho storm, which ripped through the area with winds from 60 to 80 miles per hour around 10:30 p.m. last night. There were six fatalities - two in Fairfax County, the governor said. All were killed when trees fell on homes or cars. "This is the largest non-hurricane power …
Emergency responders advise people to go to their local police or fire stations for emergencies.
Updated 4:21 p.m. A "total failure" is what Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova called the 911 outages in the county, NBC4 reports. The exact cause is still unknown, but NBC4 reports that officials "believe it stems from the Verizon Command Center in Arlington, Va." As of 3:50 p.m. the Fairfax County Emergency Information website reported that "911 has been partially restored to Fairfax County. If you cannot get through, please call 703-691-7561 or 703-691-3680." Original Post In the wake of the storm that slammed Northern Virginia Friday night, the region is experiencing an impact to the 911 phone system, according to an alert from Fairfax County. A spokesperson could not be reached because of issues with telephone …