Saturday, June 30, 2012

Rosslyn's Artisphere offers haven from heat

A spectacular storm that ripped across the greater Rosslyn metropolitan region last night has left many residents without power.  For those residents and everyone else, Rosslyn's Artisphere is good place to find air-conditioning, wifi Internet connectivity, a friendly bartender, and fine art.  Artisphere is open until 11pm this evening, and Sunday from noon to 5pm.  Get comfortable at Artisphere.

The storm has left Rosslyn's Arlington Ridge Park a scene of carnage and devastation.  Several trees have been killed, and many others have lost limbs.  Huge crowds typically gather in the park for a great view of the July 4 fireworks.  Yesterday's fireworks, while mediocre in sound effects, delivered a dazzling light show.  However, if you had gone to the park to see it, you might not have come back alive.

If you lost power, you need to consider what's in the refrig and freezer.  According the the U.S. Center for Disease Control:
  • Throw away perishable foods (including meat, poultry, fish, eggs and leftovers) in your refrigerator when the power has been off for 4 hours or more.
  • Freezers, if left unopened and full, will keep food safe for 48 hours (24 hours if half full).
Power was out at the Ode Street Tribune's corporate headquarters from about 11pm on Friday night to sometime between 9am and and 12:45pm on Saturday.

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