Preparing for a Hurricane

HurricaneWhen a Hurricane is Approaching

  • To help keep food cold for several hours if the power goes out, fill plastic containers with water, leaving about an inch of space inside each one (remember, water expands as it freezes). Place the containers in the refrigerator and freezer. This chilled or frozen water will help keep food cold for several hours if the power goes out.
  • Fill your bathtub with water to use for toilet flushing in case water is unavailable following a storm.
  • Bring in garbage cans, lawn furniture and other items that could blow away.
  • Fill your car’s gas tank. Gas stations will be in short supply in a power outage.

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About Fairfax County Emergency Information

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