December 8, 2022

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Severe thunderstorm warnings issued for most of the DMV

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Severe thunderstorms are moving through Montgomery, Fairfax, D.C., Arlington, Alexandria, Prince George’s King George, Loudoun, and Stafford.

WASHINGTON — Several tornado warnings were issued as severe storms moved through the DMV Friday. 

Severe thunderstorms are moving through Montgomery, Fairfax, D.C., Arlington, Alexandria, Prince George’s King George, Loudoun, and Stafford.  

Some of the area is also under a Tornado Watch.  A watch means that tornadoes are possible. We’re tracking strong to severe storms Friday. These storms may bring heavy rain, damaging winds and tornadoes.  

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Damages:

According to Montgomery County Fire Spokesman Pete Piringer, a large tree branch has fallen near Holy Cross Hospital by Forest Glen and Damron Drive in Silver Spring. Piringer said the branch brought wires down and is blocking some lanes of the roadway. 

It is important to know how to prepare and stay safe during severe weather. There are several ways you can make sure you are ready.

  • High winds regularly down trees and heavy branches in the DMV region, so avoid standing or walking under tree canopies.
  • Be supplied: Have medical equipment, medical supplies or any critical medications on hand and enough for 5-7 days.  
  • Figure out how and where everyone will meet up with each other if you get separated. 
  • Sign up for text alerts/weather warnings that may be offered by your locality. 
  • Secure garbage cans, lawn furniture or anything that could cause damage.

RELATED: Tips for staying safe during high winds

Traffic Alerts:

If you cannot stay home, AAA suggests drivers always check weather conditions before heading out. Drivers should always travel with a full tank of gas, a fully charged cell phone and wear a seatbelt. 

If traffic signals are not working because of a power outage, you must stop at the intersection and then proceed when you know other turning and approaching cars, bikes or pedestrians have stopped. Treat a blacked-out traffic signal as a four-way stop intersection. 

RELATED: What if you get stranded? Here’s how to make a car emergency kit

WATCH NEXT: How to stay safe during potential power outages due to storm

Peggy Fox with Dominion Energy gives tips for how to stay safe.

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2022-05-27 17:25:15

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