Ophelia Passes

Although causing hundreds of precautionary Fall event cancellations, Tropical Storm Ophelia did little damage around the northern Virginia area on Saturday. The storm brought heavy rain and strong wind, and some flooding, but without causing local power outages or serious damage. Ophelia’s most significant impacts here were to local creeks, turning August’s low volume, quiet streams into ‘talking’ rushing waters that tested the boundaries of their banks, and exceeded them during the height of the storm.