Hurricane Florence: Life-threatening flooding expected in parts of Virginia

Hurricane Florence early Tuesday, Sept. 11.

Top news and notes from across Northern Virginia.

5. Hurricane Florence forecasted track moves toward Northern Virginia

While coastal communities in the Carolinas are preparing for landfall from Hurricane Florence, Virginia is bracing for a life-threatening flood event impacting communities across the state. The latest forecast calls for 6-15 inches of rain across Northern Virginia.

At 5 a.m., Florence was 410 miles south of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds of 140 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Search your zip code on our weather page for the latest local forecast.

4. Dense fog Tuesday morning

Fog will make the commute difficult Tuesday morning, according to the National Weather Service. A dense fog advisory is in effect until 10 a.m. with visibility at a quarter mile or less.

If driving, slow down, use your headlights and leave plenty of distance ahead of you.

3. Culpeper sheriff sued over detention policy

Culpeper County Sheriff Scott Jenkins faces a class-action civil rights lawsuit alleging the Culpeper County Jail has an “unlawful practice of holding immigrants in jail past their release dates.”

The lawsuit, brought by the Legal Aid Justice Center and Victor M. Glasberg and Associates, challenges the sheriff’s policy of honoring “immigration detainers,” which are requests from U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement to hold individuals in local custody past the time they are ordered released by a state judge.

According to Vic Glasberg, veteran civil rights attorney, “Keeping folks in jail without charges or a conviction is what happens in countries governed by tyrants. Actions like this must be resisted by those interested in living in a free society.”

2. Events cancelled due to Florence

Several large regional events planned for this weekend have been cancelled or rescheduled due to Hurricane Florence, including the popular Dulles Plane Pull and Dulles Day events. While the event this year is canceled, donations can still be made to Special Olympics Virginia.

1. Court Records: Mother killed sons in murder-suicide

Court records have identified the woman police believe was responsible for a murder-suicide in Fairfax County last week, according to WJLA. In the court records, police identify the shooter as 42-year-old Noera Ayaz and the victims as her sons, ages 9 and 11.


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