What Residents Can Do And Information About
Local Relief Efforts
tuned to local TV and radio stations for instructions and information. If
power is out, do not use generators inside and follow manufacturer's
instructions exactly for safety. Don't use stoves for heating, and use
flashlights, not candles for light.
Support Local Relief Efforts:
please consider making a donation to the Virginia Disaster Relief Fund and the
Red Cross. All money donated to the Virginia Disaster Relief Fund assists
Virginians who are affected by disasters. For more about the fund and to donate:
your support to those impacted by calling the Red Cross national hotline at
1-800-733-2767. You can also show your support by donating to the Red Cross. To
donate, text REDCROSS to 90999 or visit: https://www.redcross.org/donate/index.jsp?donateStep=2&itemId=prod10002.
bring supplies to any Romney-Ryan or Victory offices in McLean (6867 Elm Street,
Suite 300, McLean, Virginia 22101) or located here (http://mi.tt/y8ISU2). The Romney-Ryan bus will come
by to pick up and distribute donations to relief centers throughout Northern
Virginia and to areas impacted up and down the East Coast.
is what is needed:
- Bottled water
- Non-perishable food items (such as beef jerky, granola bars, peanut butter,
secondary roads in Northern Virginia are closed due to downed trees, power
Virginia Department of Transportation crews in northern Virginia are working
throughout the day and night to assess storm damage, remove debris, and work
closely with emergency responders and utility companies to reopen roads closed
due to downed trees and power lines. VDOT estimates that it will take several
days to reopen all roads.
interstates in northern Virginia are clear. Several primary road closures have
been reported: Georgetown Pike near Georgetown Court in Fairfax County, Route 15
at Route 50 (Gilberts Corner) in Loudoun County as well as a few other locations
along Route 50 in Loudoun County. Lewinsville Road, between Bridle Path Lane and
the Capitol Beltway.
143 secondary roads in Fairfax and Loudoun counties remain closed due to either
high water, downed trees and/or power lines. The majority of these roads are in
Fairfax County. The complete list of road closures and advisories, sortable by
county, is updated continually and is available here:
would also like to remind drivers that HOV restrictions have been lifted today
on interstates 66, 95, 395, and the Dulles Toll Road.
signals throughout northern Virginia are not functioning. Drivers should treat
these intersections as four-way stops.
- Treat intersections where traffic signals are out as four-way stops.
- Since many fallen trees contain power lines, drivers and residents are
strongly advised to avoid contact with them.
- Do not attempt to drive through high water.
- Slow down on wet roads to avoid hydroplaning.
- Ensure vehicles have adequate fuel to complete trips during power outages.
- Wet leaves on the road can cause slick driving conditions. Motorists are
advised to avoid driving over wet leaves if possible.
the latest road conditions at www.511virginia.org or by downloading the 511
mobile app. To receive updates about road closures in Vienna please go here:
the entire list of roads closed due to the storm, sortable by county, at
real-time northern Virginia traffic updates on Twitter by following @511northernvirginia. For
general VDOT information, follow @VaDOT.
VDOT at www.facebook.com/VirginiaDOT.
downed trees and hazardous road conditions to 1-800-367-ROAD (1-800-367-7623).
Power Restoration Update From Dominion
is working nonstop to restore service, the task of reconnecting all customers is
expected to be a multi-day effort. Dominion is now conducting a full assessment
of damage to the system to accurately gauge the scope and duration of the repair
addition to assessing damage, crews are restoring power to critical services
even as storm conditions linger in some areas. I am working closely with
Dominion and other state and local officials to protect public safety and health
during the restoration effort. Weather continues to be a factor in the repair
effort, as gusty winds are expected in some sections of our service territory
Fairfax County Residents
K. Hanley Family Shelter (Fairfax)
Rucker Community Shelter (Reston)
12970 Katherine Hanley Court,
Fairfax, VA 22030
571-522-6800; Fax 703-988-0251; TTY 703-988-0256
11975 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston,
anyone who has lost power, communications or has an emergency, the Loudoun
County Sheriff's Office (LCSO) is inviting anyone in need of shelter to go to
one of the following LCSO Stations:
East Frederick Drive, Sterling, VA
South Public Safety Center (Dulles South Station) 25216 Loudoun County Parkway,
Important Emergency Contact
invite you to continue to report downed power lines and power outages in your
neighborhood to Dominion at 1-866-DOM-HELP (1-866-366-4357). Customers may also
report outages on their website (www.dom.com) or their newly upgraded mobile site at
(http://m.dom.com). I've provided more contact
- Dominion Virginia Power outages and downed wires: 1-866-DOM-HELP
(1-866-366-4357), TTY 711; view outage map
- NOVEC (Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative) outages and downed wires:
1-888-335-0500 or 703-335-0500, TTY 711; view outage reports
- BGE outages: 877-778-2222; downed wires: 800-685-0123; view outage map
- Pepco outages: 1-877-737-2662; downed wires: 202-872-2369; view outage
- Fairfax Water at 703-698-5800, TTY
703-698-7025. After hours, call 703-698-5613, TTY 711
Sewer Breaks or Back-ups
- Rising water that threatens your safety, call 9-1-1
- Storm flooding during regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4
p.m.), call 703-877-2800, TTY 711
- For after-hours storm
flooding emergencies that are not life threatening, call 703-323-1211, TTY
703-239-8498, and state that you are reporting a storm sewer emergency
- For sanitary sewer flooding, call
703-323-1211, TTY 703-239-8498
- If you have damp walls or floors, contact a water removal or restoration
- Call the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services at
703-323-1211 or 703-250-2003, TTY 703-239-8489
- Washington Gas: 1-800-543-8911
- Columbia Gas: 1-800-543-8911
In all cases, stay away from
downed wires near downed trees. Electricity can travel through tree limbs. Never
remove tree limbs or other items that are touching or near a downed
- Adjacent to Public Roads
- Contact Virginia Department of Transportation at 1-800-FOR-ROAD, TTY
- On County Parkland
- Contact Fairfax County Park Authority at 703-324-8594, TTY
- Posing Hazard to Public Areas
- Contact Fairfax County Urban Forestry at 703-324-1770, TTY
- 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
Virginia is serving as the
public inquiry number for Virginia residents.
is to be used for the latest in road conditions
on a cell phone to report a traffic crash or traffic emergency
call 9-1-1 in a true emergency.
County non emergency number: 703-691-2131
County non emergency number: 703-777-1021
be safe and don't hesitate
to contact me if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or (703) 772-7168. I will also provide updates online and through
email as appropriate and as we are able to do depending upon the storm
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