Wednesday is a First Alert Weather Day for the threat of scattered strong to severe thunderstorms later in the day. Widespread severe weather is not expected but a few severe thunderstorms are possible.
A fearsome Hurricane Ida left scores of coastal Louisiana residents trapped by floodwaters and pleading to be rescued Monday while making a shambles of the electrical grid across a wide swath of the state in the sweltering, late-summer heat.
The Virginia Red Cross has already sent four volunteers with many more on standby to assist with disaster relief once Ida makes landfall. Warehouses filled with critical supplies are being prepped to ship out to the Gulf Coast at a moments notice