Ten members of the Arlington County Fire Department are in the Virginia Beach area today to assist with the response to Hurricane Dorian.
The firefighters and equipment — including ACFD’s water rescue unit — departed for Portsmouth, Va. Thursday afternoon. They are being joined by rescuers from Alexandria and the City of Fairfax as part of a 26-person hurricane relief team, organized by the Virginia Dept. of Emergency Management, according to ACFD spokeswoman Capt. Sarah Marchegiani.
The team expects to stay in the area for at least three days.
Dorian is currently battering the Outer Banks of North Carolina as it slowly makes its way northeast. Besides clouds and some wind today, the D.C. area is not expected to feel the effects of the storm.
— Arlington Fire (@ArlingtonVaFD) September 5, 2019
Dorian will track NE from near the Outer Banks of NC this AM to offshore by this evening. A few rain bands will affect part of our region today, mainly southern MD. Breezy conditions will develop, w/ strongest winds in southern MD where a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect. pic.twitter.com/C3ffY1XQ7E
— NWS DC/Baltimore (@NWS_BaltWash) September 6, 2019
#Dorian has made landfall over Cape Hatteras, North Carolina at 835 AM EDT. Maximum sustained winds were estimated near 90 mph (150 km/h), and the estimated minimum central pressure was 956 mb (28.23 inches). More: https://t.co/tW4KeFW0gB pic.twitter.com/IgOso4dvvs
— National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) September 6, 2019