June 30, 2012
One person was killed while driving at the intersection of Old Keene Mill Road and Bauer Drive in Springfield.
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At least two dead in Fairfax; 285,000 residents still without power after Friday night’s hurricane force winds.
Winds of more than 70 miles per hour swept through Fairfax County Friday night. Power went out as the storm blew into the area around 10:30 p.m. with hurricane force winds sounding like a freight train. The sound made some residents think a tornado was upon them, and many took refuge in basements.
Virtually all homes and businesses were without power in 100 degree heat after intense storm.
Winds of more than 70 miles per hour swept through Potomac, Montgomery and Fairfax counties Friday night. Power went as the storm blew into Potomac with hurricane force winds sounding like a freight train.
Virginia Governor announces State of Emergency.
Following the aftermath of last night's surprise thunderstorms, many local residents woke up to significant amount of damage. Fallen trees and branches were spread across the area, and power outages were abundant.