Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is assuring Oklahoma’s governor that the Obama administration will provide all possible help to the state after a massive tornado tore through the Oklahoma City suburbs.
The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch that is in effect through much of the D.C. Metro area until 10 p.m.
The state Department of Emergency Management says more than 1 million Virginians participated in a statewide tornado drill.
Heavy rains and strong winds will batter the D.C. area overnight Wednesday and into Thursday morning as severe thunderstorms rolling into the area could cause substantial flooding and possible tornadoes.
Virginia emergency management officials are planning a statewide tornado drill in March. Officials are seeking businesses and organizations, schools, and families and individuals to register for the drill set for on March 12 at 9:45 a.m.
A Christmas Day twister outbreak left damage across the Deep South while holiday travelers in the nation’s much colder midsection battled sometimes treacherous driving conditions from freezing rain and blizzard conditions.
A microburst in Prince George’s County has displaced many residents in the Riverdale area. County Fire Chief Marc Bashoor said it may be hundreds of residents who were displaced.
The weather service confirmed Sunday that nine tornadoes touched down in six counties across the state during a powerful storm Friday.
Behind the scenes video from Lurch chasing tornadoes.
Lurch’s video of the powerful tornadoes in Oklahoma.
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