A Successful 2017 Fourth Of July Parade

A big thank you to Jen and Ben Miller for organizing our 2017 Fourth of July Parade.The Springfield Connection wrote an outstanding article in their weekly paper, read the full article here.

It was a huge success and thoroughly enjoyed by the local politicians and residents. Fairfax Supervisors’ Chairman, Sharon Bulova, Springfield District Supervisor, Pat Herrity, State Senator Dave Marsden, Delegate Eileen Filler-Corn and Lolita Mancheno-Smoak who is running for the Delegate position of the 42nd District attended walking and passing out greetings to residents.

Boy scouts and girl scouts walked sporting their flags and uniforms. Swim clubs participated and countless residents with bikes, strollers and red, white and blue decorations.

The weather was super and we celebrated at the end with ice cream gathered by Winston Knolls, our partner civic association. Giant Food made contributions with the ice cream.

We also thank all of the volunteers who made the parade down Sydenstricker possible. Volunteers make our communities great!

Best,
Patty Kimmel (OHECA President)

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Winter Weather

OHECA Residents,
There may be a severe winter storm headed our way later this week. The forecast is predicted to be from 1 to 2 feet of snow. Flooding may be possible as well when the temperatures warm.
Conditions may deteriorate quickly. Travel may be difficult so please stay off the roads if possible.
Shop early and stay warm and dry. Check on neighbors and assist with snow removal. Multiple hands will make the task easier. Do not overdo and physically exhaust yourself.
It takes time for plows to enter our neighborhood so be patient. Four wheel drive vehicles may be needed for emergency assistance.
Resources:
Fairfax County’s Snow Update Hub – http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news2/snow-update-hub/
www.511virginia.org for road conditions
Check neighborhood status at www.vdotplows.org
Non-emergency information – 703-691-2131
Dominion Virginia Power for outages and downed wires – 1866-366-4357
Downed trees – Va Dept of Transportation – 1-800-367-7623
Verizon – 703-954-6222
Cox Communications – 703-378-8422
Comcast of Va – 703-670-3500
If we may be of assistance, please feel free to contact us.
Best,
Patty Kimmel

Winter Weather Preparation

source: Eileen Filler-Corn (House of Delegates 41st District) newsletter

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for many parts of the Commonwealth including the 41st District area of Fairfax County. While I am down in Richmond for week 6 of the General Assembly Session, I wanted to provide you with important numbers and websites in case of an emergency.

One important website to be aware of is the Fairfax County Emergency Information website which provides constant updates on the weather forecast and conditions.  That website can be found here. Additionally, VDOT has winter travel tips and information here.

The Commonwealth also has their winter weather preparedness website availablehere. You can also download the new Ready Virginia app for your phone.

Additionally, be aware of power outages that can be caused by heavy, wet snow and strong winds. Report any power outages to Dominion power by calling 1-866-366-4357 and follow restoration efforts at www.dom.com. Remember, make alternative plans if you or a family member need power for medical purposes.

The following phone numbers are important to have on hand during a storm

Emergency

  • Emergency: If you are having an emergency, please call 911
  • Non-Emergency Information: The Fairfax County Non-Emergency number 703-691-2131; VA TTY NUMBER IS 711
  • Shelter Locations: Call 2-1-1 for Shelter Location www.211virginia.gov
  • Road Conditions: Call 5-1-1 for road conditions or www.511virginia.gov

Power Outages

  • Dominion Virginia Power outages and downed wires: 1-866-DOM-HELP (1-866-366-4357)

Downed Trees

  • 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.

Water

Flooding

  • Rising water that threatens your safety, call 9-1-1
  • Storm flooding during regular business hours (MondayFriday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.) – after-hours storm flooding emergencies that are not life threatening – 703-323-1211 and state that you are reporting a storm sewer emergency

Sewer

Septic System

Insurance

  • 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.

Please be careful and stay safe. In addition, don’t forget to check on friends and neighbors, especially those who live alone or are elderly.

As always, please do not hesitate to contact my district office phone number (571) 249-3453 or my Richmond office phone number (804) 698-1041, as well as by email at Eileen@EileenFillerCorn.com for any assistance.

Sincerely yours,