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Reston Storm Not a Tornado, NWS Says

Officials survey damage and conclude storm was bad, but not officially a tornado.

The National Weather Service conducted a storm survey in Fairfax County on Saturday evening and found no evidence of a tornado.

The NWS says it surveyed damage at two spots in Reston and another spot in Lorton and concluded the damage was not caused by a tornado.

There was, however, significant damage from the storm that rolled through Reston about 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, with winds clocked at about 60 miles per hour.

The area around Fairway/North Shore/South Shore near Lake Anne seems to have been hit the hardest, with numerous trees down causing property damage. A large tree also fell on Scandia Circle and damaged two townhouses.

One South Shore Road, Across the street, a neighbor's carport was crushed.

VDOT crews were at work Saturday evening to clean up debris.

Orlina Tucker September 11, 2012 at 02:05 PM
"b) when they fall over the cluster says "tough cookies, you're insurance company can pay for it." That is exactly what our cluster said to multiple homeowners who suffered tree damage.
Orlina Tucker September 11, 2012 at 02:08 PM
The problem is not whether I have a dangerous tree, which I have the power (and resources) to address; it's the dangerous tree(s) on cluster property that I have no control over that I have issues with.
Karen Goff September 11, 2012 at 02:17 PM
Tune in tomorrow, where we will have a tree story about who is responsible for what in these situations - and how to manage with big, old trees around here.
The Analyst September 11, 2012 at 05:31 PM
CAN YOU READ, ORLINA? It is not the responsibility of the cluster's insurance company to pay for it. That's the law. That's just the way the laws were written. Part of your dues are going to pay for cluster liability insurance. In other words, cluster insurance is **your** insurance. If the cluster board members had to use cluster insurance, why would they care anyway? An insurance company would pay for it, not them personally. Your comments make absolutely no sense whatsoever I would also question your comment about "the dangerous tree(s) on cluster property that I have no control over that I have issues with." How do you know these trees are dangerous? I assume you're either a tree expert or, by law, have had them inspected by a certified arborist, right? I assume you've contacted your cluster board in writing regarding this, right? I assume you've presented your evidence that the trees are dangerous to them, right? Assuming that you've taken all these steps, you should not be wasting time posting this information on the web, you should be contacting the State's Attorney General's office to start prosecuting your HOA board members for gross negligence (at the very least).
Restonia September 11, 2012 at 07:54 PM
So trees never fell down before global warming (which may or not be real - the science is dubious at best)? Follow up question - if a tree falls down in Reston and some agenda-driven amateur climatologist shrieks hysterically about it do my HOA fees go up? In all seriousness, I am glad to hear that no one was hurt.

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