Thunderstorms laced with lightning regularly roll through the
D.C. area in the warm summer months. And when thunder is booming and lightning is
flashing, the safest place is indoors. But there are lightning risks inside the
sturdiest building and a car or truck can provide fairly safe shelter outdoors.
A refreshing air mass with pleasant temperatures is ahead, but not before more oppressive humidity and the possibility of storms.
WASHINGTON — Storms on Thursday rolled over Fairfax County in Northern Virginia, knocking down trees and throwing out power for thousands of customers in the region. No one was injured, officials say, but the storm’s…
As severe summer storms move through the area, there\’s a chance insurance claims will be filed because of home damage. If Mother Nature\’s fury sends a tree limb crashing, those limbs and holes needed moved or patched.
When heavy rains and rush hours coincide, delays are inevitable.
Thursday, the worst of the region\’s traffic woes have correlated with the flash flood
warnings issued for Loudoun County in Virginia and Montgomery and Frederick
counties in Maryland.
Homes were evacuated as a swift storm with expected heavy rain moved toward drought plagued Southern California, bringing worries of mudslides where recent wildfires destroyed ground cover and left hillsides exposed.
Blizzards rolled into parts of Wyoming and South Dakota on Friday, bringing the snow-savvy states to an unseasonably early wintery standstill by closing highways and schools, and even forcing a tourist town to cancel its annual Octoberfest\’s polka-dancing bar crawl.
A draft report presented to the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Wednesday recommends a series of changes in response to the June derecho that knocked out the 911 system in Northern Virginia.
The woman living in the home is thankful no one was
The severe windstorm that roared southeast from
the Great Lakes into the Mid-Atlantic in June
was an extreme weather event for the Washington,
D.C. metro area. The storm system left extensive
tree damage in its wake and more than one
million people were without power.
Severe thunderstorms hit the D.C. region Thursday
night, quickly causing thousands of outages.
A leaky roof forced the evacuation of dozens of
apartments in Riverdale.
As stormy weather remains in the region\’s
forecast, the good news is that it won\’t be nearly
as severe as Friday\’s storm — but it does mean
more trees could fall.