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APS cancels after-school activities as Flash Flood Watch and Tornado Watch continue

By on September 1, 2021 0

So far, Arlington has dodged the worst of Hurricane Ida’s remnants this afternoon, but the storm system is still having local impacts.

With flash flood watch and tornado watch still in effect, Arlington Public Schools have canceled all afternoon and evening activities on school grounds.

From APS:

All activities scheduled at Arlington Public Schools or on school grounds for this afternoon and evening are being canceled due to inclement weather including extracurricular activities, track and field, team training, adult education classes, excursions, after-school programs and other Activities. The extended afternoon day program will remain open until 6 p.m. The extended day requires families to pick up students as soon as possible. We will continue to monitor the weather and provide updates as needed.

Early closure also: Covid tests, recreation centers and activities managed by the county.

Arlington is in an area identified as a tornado risk, but the strong storms were mostly concentrated in Maryland, near the bay. A tornado has ravaged Annapolis and neighboring communities in the past hour, causing damage.

Arlington experienced heavy rain this afternoon, which, after downpours that accompanied a severe storm overnight, caused some local waterways to swell. No major flooding has been reported in the department.

Periods of rain showers are expected to continue into the evening, before ending early Thursday morning. Additional storms are also possible around dinner time.

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