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Re: Tornados in Ashburn (Equinix affected)
- From: Marshall Eubanks
- Date: Sun Sep 19 13:06:13 2004
I was at Dulles airport at the time, and the result was chaos.
Everyone had to go into the basement of the terminal building,
and many people experienced flight delays (mine was about 5 hours).
On Sep 18, 2004, at 7:19 PM, jmalcolm@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:
From the NWS:
A tornadic thunderstorm moved into eastern Loudoun County from
western Fairfax County in the vicinity of the Washington Dulles
International Airport. This tornado passed within one half mile of
the National Weather Service forecast office in Sterling. This
prompted the weather forecast office staff on duty to seek shelter
in the safe room constructed in the office. The tornado traveled
north from Dulles Airport... just west of Route 28 into portions of
Ashburn. The tornado produced some damage on the America online
Campus off of Waxpool Rd and more extensive damage to the north in
the beaumeade corporate park. Many trees were snapped and uprooted
along the path of the tornado in the corporate park. Additionally...
three roofs were blown off of buildings and one wall collapsed on
one building. The tornado also tumbled two automobiles into the side
of a building and turned over a tractor trailer. Based on the damage
produced in the corporate park... the tornado reached a maximum
intensity of F2 on the fujita scale.
e-mail : marshall.eubanks@xxxxxxxxxxxxx