VIRGINIA

Huntington evacuation orders lifted

Comment
Decrease Increase Text size

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - Fairfax County has lifted evacuation orders that had been in place for more than 150 residents in the flood-prone Huntington neighborhood near Cameron Run.

PHOTOS: Hurricane Sandy: DC, MD, VA, WVA

PHOTOS: Hurricane Sandy: DC, MD, VA, WVA 150 Photos
PHOTOS: Hurricane Sandy: DC, MD, VA, WVA

PHOTOS: Flying into Hurricane Sandy

PHOTOS: Flying into Hurricane Sandy 25 Photos
PHOTOS: Flying into Hurricane Sandy

The neighborhood has experienced severe flooding after storms several times in recent years, but rains from Hurricane Sandy did not cause the flooding that had been feared.

As it turned out, most residents did not evacuate anyway, even though the evacuation order was considered mandatory.

County spokeswoman Merni Fitzgerald said that only 60 of the 154 residents affected by the order actually evacuated.

County voters are considering a $30 million bond referendum on the ballot in November to implement flood-protection measures for the neighborhood.

Would you like to contribute to this story? Join the discussion.

Recommended For You
comments powered by Disqus