Monday, July 26, 2010

Arlington Emergency Responders Unprepared for Severe Weather

Hey Yupette,

FYI, Arlington's emergency responders were unprepared for yesterday's severe weather in North Arlington.

Same people who circulated the COG petition.

Carole - 22207

18 Comments:

At 26 July, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where were the warnings? Nothing was said by the U.S. Weather Service until about 1/2 hour before the front passed through.

 
At 26 July, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Same thing will occur on Wednesday and Thursday when the temperature hits 95 and a front moves through.

 
At 26 July, 2010 , Anonymous Joan said...

There were so many power lines down in the northern and eastern burbs that it's a wonder anyone in Arlington had power on last night.

 
At 26 July, 2010 , Anonymous Carole - 22207 said...

My brother grows soybeans on the Eastern Shore. He installed an irrigation system 3 years ago. Global Warming is for real and it's here.

(We lost power yesterday for 5 hours).

 
At 26 July, 2010 , Anonymous 2100 said...

Appears the first responders are on strike, they only respond to emergency and similar calls to Arlington's emergency communications center.

 
At 26 July, 2010 , Anonymous Let's Be Free said...

News bulletin! Red and Orange on the radar are bad, the weather moves from west to east and Virginia is east of West Virginia.

 
At 26 July, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too much development...too many condos...too much pavement. We are constantly reminded what happens when cool air masses meet warm air masses - thunderstorms, hail, tornadoes, severe wind. Yet we constantly allow the people who are elected to supposedly represent our best interests to increase the warmth of urban air masses through massive in-fill redevelopment.

 
At 26 July, 2010 , Anonymous Ted said...

I grew up on a farm in a very rural area of Indiana. Yes, there were Summer thunderstorms. But nothing like what we endure today in urban areas. Too much heat is being generated. Too much heat is being reflected and stored in structures and pavement. The people who are running and ruining the USA don't care about their own kids' futures let alone about their grandkids.

 
At 27 July, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

First responders are busy pointing fingers at each other over their failure to obtain enough valid petition signatures.

 
At 27 July, 2010 , Anonymous Vepco Retired said...

Transformers and power pole equipment were unable to handle the load when the temp exceeded 100.

 
At 27 July, 2010 , Anonymous Cindy said...

Yes, take a look at the overhead power lines and trandformers in N. Arlington - typically 50 years old.

 
At 27 July, 2010 , Anonymous XXX said...

If it's 95 degrees when the next front comes through I'm going to consider it to be equivalent to a tornado and seek shelter accordingly.

 
At 05 August, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also unprepared for the storm that came through South Arlington this afternoon.

$$$ goes to live theater, not for trimming street trees so they don't crash into power lines during summer thunderstorms.

 
At 05 August, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

County has been told repeatedly to trim street trees to reduce wind load during thunderstorms.

 
At 05 August, 2010 , Anonymous fairgrrl said...

We really got hit hard in South Fairlington. Trees down all over. We told the condo associations and the County to take better care of the trees in Fairlington.

 
At 05 August, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where were the ham radio first responders today? Waiting for 9-11 Part 2 to occur?

 
At 05 August, 2010 , Anonymous 22206 said...

County Board was told about the sad state of street trees in several neighborhoods (including Fairlington) during County Board walking town meetings. Nothing was ever done.

 
At 05 August, 2010 , Anonymous XXX said...

I stayed at work in Spotsylvania because (as I predicted) a front came through Arlington when the temp hit 95 degrees. Same will happen next week. I am fortunate that my power is still on and only a few small branches fell in my neighborhood.

 

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