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Full Alert Text:

The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for: The District of Columbia, Southeastern Montgomery County in central Maryland, Central Prince Georges County in central Maryland, Arlington County in northern Virginia, The City of Falls Church in northern Virginia, Northeastern Fairfax County in northern Virginia & The City of Alexandria in northern Virginia until 8:15 pm EDT. At 7:31 pm EDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from Wheaton-Glenmont to Vienna, moving southeast at 15 mph.

HAZARD: 60 mph wind gusts.

IMPACT: 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.

Precautionary / Preparedness Actions,

Get indoors to protect yourself from wind and lightning. Trees around you may be downed from damaging winds, so if you are near large trees, move to an interior room on the lowest floor. Don't drive underneath trees or in wooded areas until the threat has passed

Many alerts regard violent crime. Do not take action, instead call 911 with the event number if listed.

Originally recorded:

August 12, 2017 - 7:50 PM


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