Hazardous Weather Alert

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

Please be advised that Fairfax County is now under a Coastal Flood Advisory and a Flash Flood Watch beginning this evening at 10 p.m. A flash flood watch means that there is the potential for flash flooding. The National Weather Service Hazardous Weather Outlook forecasts thunderstorms Wednesday afternoon through Wednesday night. Heavy amounts of rain in short periods of time may cause flash flooding of creeks streams and urban areas. Please take caution on the roads and visit this link for safety tips and information.

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

  • 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

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.  If you believe that an elderly or disabled person near you might need help, call 211 or visitwww.211virginia.gov.

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

Sincerely yours,

Eileen