Compared to other places farther up the East Coast, McLean weathered Monday's storm relatively well.
There were dozens of downed trees (Patch took picture and video proof) and thousands of homes and businesses were left in the dark on Tuesday morning, but it could have been much, much worse. Remember June 29?
So, in the spirit of moving forward, here's what you need to know on Wednesday:
- There are plenty of people in McLean still off the grid. Just check Dominion's interactive power outage map. If you are one of them, take heart. The utility company told Gov. Bob McDonnell it plans to restore power to all homes by Thursday evening.
- Fairfax County Public Schools are back open Wednesday, but four schools will still be closed, including Langley High School and Spring Hill Elementary in McLean.
- The McLean Community Center is back open.
- If you lost power for a significant amount of time and you're a little leery about that food in your refrigerator, check these tips from the Virginia Health Department. Some of it may be salvageable!
Oh, and by the way, Happy Halloween! McLean Patch wants to know if you're still taking your children trick-or-treating tonight. If so, what streets and neighborhoods? Do you plan to dole out candy from your house? Let your neighbors know in the comments section.
We're also searching for the best Halloween Costume in America.