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Keep Pets Cool This Weekend

From Fairfax County:

 

Fairfax County Animal Control Officers respond to dozens of reports of animals locked in hot cars in parking lots each summer and urge pet owners to keep pets at home on hot days.

Pet owners are urged to remember the following tips:

Stay Safe in the Summer Heat

From Fairfax County:

 

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for Thursday, July 21, and Friday, July 22, from noon to 8 p.m. each day.

An excessive heat warning means that a prolonged period of hot temperatures will occur. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are possible for you, your family and your coworkers.

High temperatures will be in the upper 90s Thursday and in the upper 90s or low 100s on Friday; heat indices over 110 at times. The worst of the heat will be during the afternoon and early evening hours Thursday and Friday. The excessive heat will likely carry over into the weekend as well.

SLIDESHOW: Tornado Warning, Severe Thunderstorms

Virginia State Of Emergency

RICHMOND (WUSA) -- Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell has declared a state of emergency Thursday after severe storms and tornadoes caused deaths throughout the state.

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State agencies are going to help local governments respond to the impact of the severe weather.

• The Virginia Emergency Operations Center is coordinating the state's response with increased staffing.

What is Your Severe Weather Plan?

What is Your Severe Weather Plan?

With the tornado warnings and severe weather in the area people all over NoVA were on alert yesterday, as well as into today. What is your severe weather plan? Do you have one? Share with us on twitter or below in our commenting section.

We asked some @wusa9 twitter followers and here are some of the responses we got:

@GerriMadalene I do exactly what i'm told NOT to do. I hear "stay away from windows"&i stick my nose right up to them to see what's coming! :)

@GerriMadalene Leesburg! It was CRAZY this morning. But i'm a storm freak, i'd be out chasing tornadoes if i didnt have to work 8-5 :)

@MLG_Gandhi nothing. Weather is wrong majority of the time. Ill take my chances

@carolynofnova Go to basement with beer!

@lynn0202 get down to my basement with my kids & dogs!

9NEWS Fans Submit Severe Weather Pics

We asked for pictures Wednesday during tornado warnings in our area and you delivered.

Wind Knocks Out Power, Causes Serious Damage

Wind Knocks Out Power, Causes Serious Damage

ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA) -- Wind gusts knocked down trees and wires, knocked out power, and blew roofs off in the DC metro area Friday.