First, I have uploaded the Weather Underground map to the website:
- Here it is, tell me what you think once you've seen it.
- It says it's real-time, and it looks right, but the time stamps on it are odd.
From the county:
Updated 10-29-2012, 1:42pm
- Arlington Public Schools closed Tuesday, 10/30
- Arlington County Board’s “Open Door Monday” cancelled for tonight
- Dominion’s mobile website
- High wind danger
- Do not drive into standing water
Open Door Monday session cancelled
Tonight’s scheduled “Open Door Monday” session with the Arlington County Board is cancelled. We urge everyone to get to a safe place and stay there.
Dominion Power mobile website
Dominion has launched a website, optimized for mobile use, from which you can report outages, get information, etc.
- Go to the Dominion mobile website, http://m.dom.com/
- Read more about the mobile website and watch a tutorial: https://www.dom.com/weve-gone- mobile.jsp
High wind danger
As high winds approach, exercise extreme caution. For the safety of our employees, Arlington County will implement its high-wind policy. As the wind approaches sustained speeds of 30-40-45 miles-per-hour, we will pull crews off the roads and in to a safe place. This includes Parks staff, who will suspend responding to downed tree calls during these dangerous wind conditions. As winds approach very high, sustained speeds, police and fire personnel will respond only to life-threatening calls.
Please exercise extreme caution; emergency managers urge you to go a safe place and stay there. We also encourage you to remove/secure loose items from your yard, balcony, deck, etc., as these could become dangerous projectiles in high wind. Do this if you can do so safely.
- Monday & Tuesday trash and recycling services are delayed until Wednesday. Bring your trash carts and recycling bins into your house/garage; do not leave them outside, as they could become airborne and dangerous.
Driving in flood conditions
We are receiving reports of ponding on some roads. Standing water is deceptive; do not drive into standing water. Do not go out onto the roads if at all possible; we urge you to get to a safe place and stay there.
- Do not drive into standing water. If floodwaters rise around your car, abandon the car and move to higher ground if you can do so safely. You and the vehicle can be quickly swept away.
- Six inches of water will reach the bottom of most passenger cars, causing loss of control and possible stalling.
- A foot of water will float many vehicles .
- Two feet of rushing water can carry away most vehicles including SUVs and pick-ups.
Updated 10-29-2012, 11:20am
It's a good idea to remove or secure loose items from your yard, balcony, deck, etc., as these could become dangerous projectiles in high wind. Do this if you can do so safely.