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Old 06-30-2012, 06:41 AM
 
Location: Loudoun County, VA
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Oh boy, that was one storm! So glad to have power back on here in Leesburg. It was a hot and stuffy night. Neighbor had a generator on all night, might be a good idea to look into getting one.
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Old 06-30-2012, 07:19 AM
 
Location: Arlington, VA and Washington, DC
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I'm near Ft Myer and don't have power. I drove to Kingstowne just to get a phone charger so I can check messages.
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Old 06-30-2012, 07:25 AM
 
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We are back with power also. It was one heck of a storm here in Bristow. Some shingles missing from the roof but everything else is fine. Many neighbors have damage to their pear trees. Chain saws were buzzing away this morning as we road our bikes around to look at some of the damage.
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Old 06-30-2012, 07:40 AM
 
Location: No VA
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we never lost power here in Chantilly, thank goodness. I hope you all who don't have power back on yet, get it back soon
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Old 06-30-2012, 08:07 AM
 
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Out from about 10:30 PM to 9:50 AM in Sterling - so almost 12 hours. I ended up sleeping our basement (ground level) on some blankets because it was much, much cooler than the bedroom on the 3rd floor.

Anyone know how long food in the fridge and freezer can last w/o power before it goes bad?


Also, although I lowered the umbrella on our deck (it goes through a hole in a glass patio table), when the winds really started picking up, my wife convinced me to remove it entirely. Of course, the wind was so strong at that point, that as soon as I popped it out of the base, I couldn't keep it straight and the top half was pulled down through the table, and the bottom swung up through the other half - shattering glass everywhere on the deck and me. Fun times trying to bandage a bunch of little cuts w/ flashlights.
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Old 06-30-2012, 08:11 AM
 
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I feel really lucky I NEVER lose power, Arlington. Unless a squirrel hits a transformer.
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Old 06-30-2012, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Loudoun County, VA
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Out from about 10:30 PM to 9:50 AM in Sterling - so almost 12 hours. I ended up sleeping our basement (ground level) on some blankets because it was much, much cooler than the bedroom on the 3rd floor.

Anyone know how long food in the fridge and freezer can last w/o power before it goes bad?


Also, although I lowered the umbrella on our deck (it goes through a hole in a glass patio table), when the winds really started picking up, my wife convinced me to remove it entirely. Of course, the wind was so strong at that point, that as soon as I popped it out of the base, I couldn't keep it straight and the top half was pulled down through the table, and the bottom swung up through the other half - shattering glass everywhere on the deck and me. Fun times trying to bandage a bunch of little cuts w/ flashlights.
As long as you don't open the freezer they should be fine for... 12hrs? I cooked potstickers for breakfast just in case but luckily we had one of those big bags of ice in the freezer so all the meat was okay and never thawed out. Sorry to hear about all the glass!

And hopefully everyone will get their power back on soon and no one's house suffered too much damage.
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Old 06-30-2012, 10:37 AM
 
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Never lost power or internet here in Kingstowne, but my relatives in Herndon are not so lucky...
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Old 06-30-2012, 11:02 AM
 
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Unfortunately, NWS sees a signficant possibility of more such storms late in the day today, tomorrow, and Monday.
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Old 06-30-2012, 11:24 AM
 
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Tysons area is still down. What a fail.
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