On the Mall: Take Shelter!

storm.png Storm’s coming and it looks pretty big, with areas of heavy rain and high winds. We’re in the middle of a Tornado Watch until 10pm tonight, and the cell that’s approaching the District looks to be a bad one. As a precaution, Park Police are evacuating the Mall until the storm is passed, asking people to take shelter in the museums along the Mall or beyond the space. The storm does appear to moving quickly, so you should be alright before too long.

Update: word from the Mall is that it is remaining closed for a little while longer to prevent lightning strikes from
Turning tourists into smoking craters. Apparently the tourists in the Lincoln Memorial have been told that unless the winds calm down soon the fireworks may end up getting scrapped.

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