September is National Preparedness Month to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies. The 2021 theme is “Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love.”
The National Weather Service (NWS) confirmed that a tornado touched down in Arlington on the night of July 1, near the intersection of Lee Highway and Glebe Road. The tornado moved east through Arlington neighborhoods, including Waverly Hills and Cherrydale, before traveling into Washington, D.C. The tornado was rated as an EF1 and had maximum […]
With less than an inch of snow all last winter, Arlington residents are excused for thinking 2020 would unfold with few interruptions.
As Tropical Storm Isaias draws closer to our region, the Arlington County Department of Public Safety Communications and Emergency Management (DPSCEM) is encouraging all residents to prepare now. Governor Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency beginning Monday, Aug. 3, and the National Weather Service (NWS) officially issued a Tropical Storm Warning for Arlington County until further notice. […]
A new Snow Activity Map, with near real-time plowing activity in the County, is just one of the many ways Arlington is ready for winter
Arlington County staff presented a Stormwater Action Plan, with the goal of managing emerging, dynamic changes, while creating a flood resilient community.
Get tips for staying cool, reporting power outages and protecting homeless neighbors during the extreme weather forecast to last through Sunday, July 21.
County Manager Mark Schwartz signed a Declaration of Local Emergency for Arlington County, in response to the Flash Flood Emergency on July 8, 2019, that saw torrential rain, dangerous public safety conditions and damage to private and public facilities.
Following severe weather and flooding on July 8, Arlington is working to assess damage by asking those affected to submit information online.
A snowy winter would hardly be surprising. Arlington is hoping for the best but preparing for the worst, with new snow-clearing tools and tips for residents.