Deep Freeze Preparation for People, Pets and Property

Posted 10:18 a.m.

Baby, it’s going to be cold outside!

Our area is under a wind chill advisory from the National Weather Service beginning at 6 p.m. Monday until 6 p.m. Tuesday. The temperature and winds will make it feel like it’s 5 to 15 degrees below zero. Here’s what you can do to beat the freeze:

For People

  • If you see someone unsheltered in this extreme cold weather, call 703-691-2131, TTY 711. Learn more about our emergency shelters and hypothermia program.
  • Watch for signs of frostbite and hypothermia. If you must be outside, either for work or leisure, take precautions such as dressing in layers. Watch this short video for tips, especially for advice on when to go to a hospital:

For Pets

  • Do NOT leave pets outside!
  • Because the freezing temperatures may be deadly to pets, our animal shelter is offering temporary emergency housing for cats, dogs, and small companion animals. If you or someone you know needs to utilize this service, contact the shelter at 703-324-0208, TTY 711, or e-mail FCPDPetResources@fairfaxcounty.gov.
  • We have more safety tips for pets in cold weather.

For Property

Safety tips to protect your homes from winter fires

About Fairfax Gov

Official emergency information about preparedness, response and recovery from Fairfax County Government.

7 responses to “Deep Freeze Preparation for People, Pets and Property”

  1. Maria Jara says :

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  2. Karen Summers says :

    On Mon, Jan 6, 2014 at 10:21 AM, Fairfax County Emergency Information wrote:

    > Fairfax County Emergency Information posted: “Posted 10:18 a.m. Baby, > it’s going to be cold outside! Our area is under a wind chill advisory from > the National Weather Service beginning at 6 p.m. Monday until 6 p.m. > Tuesday. The temperature and winds will make it feel like it’s 5 to 15 > degrees b”

  3. k says :

    so much hype for such a temporary condition – 24 hours of low temps that plenty of people have and continue to thrive in. Will Fairfax be any colder than Fairbanks on Jan 7?

  4. Amanda says :

    Liberal leave tomorrow?

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