Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Some of the biggest names in music will play at a benefit concert on Wednesday. All proceeds will go to Hurricane Sandy victims, via the Robin Hood Foundation.
Huge names in music are lending their talents to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts Wednesday at the “12-12-12” concert. Every penny sold from ticket sales will go directly to Sandy victims through the Robin Hood Relief Fund, which provides material, money and aid to local organizations that are serving families and individuals in the regions hardest hit by the storm, including over 200 Patch towns in New Jersey, Connecticut and Long Island. The all-star lineup includes Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, Dave Grohl, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Eddie Vedder, Roger Waters, Kanye West, The Who and Paul McCartney, with other artists to be announced. According to the 12-12-12 concert’s website, “Starting at 7:…
Monday, November 5, 2012
Employees help out, and you can, too.
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Monday, November 5, 2012
It's been said it's far better to have a neighbor who's near, than a brother who's far away, but in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Americans across the nation have proven to be the best neighbors and the strongest of families. This past weekend, AOL and Patch employees took an opportunity to pitch in, packing two tractor trailers worth of food, water and supplies in Dulles and Baltimore. The donations are headed to Hurricane Sandy ravaged areas in New Jersey and Long Island. Want to join the relief efforts? Click here to donate: https://donate.networkforgood.org/aol "When a catastrophe of this size hits, we all feel it, both the hundreds of us who live in the impacted towns, and our colleagues who are watching and wishing they could help …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Officers assess flooding Tuesday afternoon
Even after Hurricane Sandy was long gone from the area, Virginia State Police teams flew over Loudoun County on Tuesday, continuing to assess the damage the storm left in its wake. Tuesday's mission was "to assess the flooding and identify areas in need of assistance," VSP spokeswoman Corinne Geller said in an email. To view the photos, click through the media player above.
Students will be heading back to school after two days off because of storm.
Loudoun County Public Schools will open Wednesday, but will operate on a one-hour delay. Check the LCPS website for the latest information.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The governor said power should be restored to all Dominion customers by Thursday.
Gov. Bob McDonnell said in his final press briefing for Hurricane Sandy that Virginia was "spared a significant event." “First responders and private partners, they have really done an amazing job preparing for the storm and applying lessons learned from previous storms and putting in an incredible amount of hours,” McDonnell said. McDonnell cited concerns about rivers cresting as flood waters go into the major arteries, and he expected an update on that later Tuesday. Virginia was awarded a federal disaster declaration yesterday, said McDonnell, noting he was “delighted” that President Barack Obama and FEMA were on it immediately. "That is only for federal direct assistance to allow them to provide resources directly and as we do our …
Temperatures could feel as cold as 40 degrees. More than 180,000 without power Tuesday morning.
Update - 2:53 p.m. Tuesday Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell said Tuesday afternoon that the commonwealth was "spared a significant event" with Hurricane Sandy. The brunt of the damage was north of Virginia along the New Jersey coast. Power outages from Sandy will not last nearly as long as they did during this past summer's derecho. “It is our intention to have all our customers restored to service by Thursday night,” said Rodney Blevins, vice president of distribution operations for Dominion. Northern Virginia sustained the most damage, Blevins said. In Northern Virgina, where the bulk of Dominion’s efforts are being focused, 92,000 customers are without power as of 1:33 p.m., Blevins said. Blevins said to continue to report 1-866-DOM-HELP …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Conference center’s 917 guest rooms are being made available for those with flooding, power issues.
The National Conference Center announced Monday that it will be open its facility, usually reserved for private events, to the general public during Hurricane Sandy. Typically, the facility does not rent individual rooms as it hosts training meetings, seminars, conferences, weddings and other special events. In addition, pets are welcome. “We have multiple generators at NCC so we’ll have electricity and our food and banquet facilities and dining room will be open,” said general manager Kurt Krause in a press release. “Since we have capacity, we wanted to make our rooms available to those who may need housing during the storm.” For information or to book a room, please call 703-724-6260.
A number of roads still flooded Tuesday after Hurricane Sandy.
Update 12:07 p.m. Tuesday: A number of Loudoun County roads remain closed Tuesday because of storm damage. The following is an updated list from VDOT: Monday: Loudoun County officials say the following roadways are either closed or partially opened because of flooding, downed wires or trees. Do you know of a road closure? Leave a comment or email Dusty at patch.com to keep us in the loop. You can access our map of Hurricane Sandy closures in Loudoun here, or visit 511virginia.org
The National Hurricane Center increased its predictions for rain and top wind speeds with Hurricane Sandy in DC and Northern Virginia.
For information and updates on Tuesday, Oct. 30, click here. Update 7:10 p.m. Monday: Hurricane Sandy has morphed into Post-Tropical Cyclone Sandy and is very close to making landfall, according to NOAA. Sandy is expected to bring near-hurricane force winds and flood-producing rainfall through much of Tuesday. NOAA added that the most severe portion of the storm will affect the DC metro region from 6 p.m. Monday through dawn on Tuesday. "Residents and businesses along the Potomac River...should prepare for a flood not seen since the floods of 1996," NOAA said in an advisory. Around 7 p.m., data show about 90,000 Northern Virginia customers are without power, along with about 18,000 in Maryland's Prince George's and Montgomery counties…
With Hurricane Sandy, increasing outages are being reported across Northern Virginia and the District Monday.
For Tuesday storm and outage updates, click here. Update 8:30 p.m. Monday: More than 80,000 people are now without power in Northern Virginia. Hurricane Sandy officially made landfall in southern New Jersey around 8 p.m. and has morphed into Post-Tropical Storm Sandy, but the change in name means little about the strength of the storm. Rain and strong winds will continue through tonight and into Tuesday morning. One area of Huntington has been evacuated, and trees have caused damage to homes in McLean, Burke and elsewhere. Update 6:35 p.m. Monday: As Hurricane Sandy makes landfall sometime this evening with its center over New Jersey, power outages in Northern Virginia are increasing quickly. More than 50,000 people are now without …