Severe Weather Threatens the Fredericksburg Region Thursday
by Deirdre Blake
posted Jun 19 2014 9:33AM
The strong line of storms that came through northern Virginia last night certainly did their damage.
VDOT is still reporting downed limbs, trees and som dark intersections. Its' crews made lots of progress, starting with more than 11,000 homes and businesses in the dark early this morning. A line of storms could get to the Fredericksburg area by late this afternoon and could be severe. Mike Jones with Fredericksburg Fire and Rescue says get ready now. Always get any toys, grills and law furniture secured or out of harms way when bad weather is forecast this summer. You should also have an emergency kit, with battery powered lanterns.
When more extreme heat returns this summer, here in Virginia working outside in it can be deadly. The National Weather Service says workers and employers need to prepare ahead. OSHA reports show that most outdoor workers who die because of heat stress are in a new job and have not had time to adjust to the conditions.