The National Weather Service (NWS) and emergency agencies continue to monitor a severe winter storm slated to impact the D.C. metro area this Friday and into the weekend. NWS has already issued a blizzard watch for our area effective Friday, January 22 at noon. I urge you to take any necessary precautions now and have included important information below that you may need.
Please stay safe during the storm. If my office can be of assistance to you during or after the storm please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Emergency & Non-Emergency
If you are having an emergency, please call 911.
The Fairfax County Non-Emergency number is 703-691-2131; VA TTY NUMBER IS 711.
Shelter Locations: Call 2-1-1 for shelter locations
Road Conditions: Call 5-1-1 for road conditions
Dominion Virginia Power outages and downed wires: 1-866-DOM-HELP (1-866-366-4357)
NOVEC (Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative) outages and downed wires: 1-888-335-0500 or 703-335-0500
Pepco outages: 1-877-737-2662; downed wires: 202-872-343
If you smell gas, or if you have an emergency involving natural gas, leave the area immediately, and call 911 and Washington Gas at 703-750-1400 or 1-800-752-7520
Public roads: Virginia Department of Transportation: 1-800-FOR-ROAD (1-800-367-7623)
Parks: Fairfax County Park Authority: 703-324-8594
Public Areas: Fairfax County Urban Forestry: 703-324-1770
Private property: Removal is the property owner's responsibility. Be aware of the risk of chain saw injury during tree removal. Use a chain saw safely to clear debris. If a tree has hit your home, call your property insurance company before starting the removal process.
Sanitary sewer flooding: 703-323-1211; If you have damp walls or floors, contact a water removal or restoration company
Sewer Breaks or Back-ups: 703-323-1211 or 703-250-2003
Health Department: 703-246-2201
The Virginia state Bureau of Insurance offers free consumer guides entitled, "What to Do After an Insured Commercial Property Loss"', and "What to Do After an Insured Homeowners Loss". These guides are available at www.scc.virginia.gov/boi. The Bureau of Insurance has staff specifically trained to handle disaster insurance questions and problems. Phone: 804-371-9185 or 804-371-9185 or 9691. The toll-free number is 1-877-310-6560.