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JUST IN: Severe Thunderstorm, Flash Flood Warnings Issued for Arlington

Update at 4:30 p.m. — More than 10,000 Dominion customers are without power in Arlington after the storm.

Earlier: Arlington County is now under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning and a Flash Flood Warning.

Strong storms are nearing the county and could cause flooding and pack damaging winds.

More from the National Weather Service:

343 PM EDT WED JUL 22 2020

…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 415 PM EDT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA…SOUTHEASTERN MONTGOMERY…WESTERN PRINCE GEORGES…ARLINGTON…AND EASTERN FAIRFAX COUNTIES…THE CITY OF FALLS CHURCH AND THE CITY OF ALEXANDRIA…

AT 342 PM EDT, SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM NORTH KENSINGTON TO NEAR DALE CITY, MOVING EAST AT 25 MPH.

THESE ARE VERY DANGEROUS STORMS.

HAZARD…75 MPH WIND GUSTS AND QUARTER SIZE HAIL.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…EXPECT CONSIDERABLE DAMAGE TO TREES AND POWER LINES. YOUR LIFE IS AT SIGNIFICANT RISK IF OUTDOORS. IN ADDITION TO SOME TREES FALLING INTO HOMES, WIND DAMAGE IS POSSIBLE TO ROOFS, SHEDS, OPEN GARAGES, AND MOBILE HOMES.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE… ARLINGTON, ALEXANDRIA, BETHESDA, BOWIE, ANNANDALE, CLINTON, SPRINGFIELD, COLLEGE PARK, FORT WASHINGTON, GREENBELT, FAIRFAX, LANGLEY PARK, BELTSVILLE, FORT HUNT, VIENNA, GROVETON, FORESTVILLE, FALLS CHURCH, HUNTINGTON AND CORAL HILLS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

THIS IS AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS SITUATION. MOBILE HOMES AND HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES ARE ESPECIALLY SUSCEPTIBLE TO WINDS OF THIS MAGNITUDE AND MAY BE OVERTURNED. FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A BUILDING. THESE STORMS HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY AND SIGNIFICANT PROPERTY DAMAGE.

CONTINUOUS CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS. MOVE INDOORS IMMEDIATELY. LIGHTNING IS ONE OF NATURE’S LEADING KILLERS. REMEMBER, IF YOU CAN HEAR THUNDER, YOU ARE CLOSE ENOUGH TO BE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.

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