Four Ways to Prepare For Irene

Four things you can do today to prepare for Hurricane Irene:

1.) Remove dead limbs on trees that could fall on your property.

2.) Plan to secure all outdoor furniture, decorations, garbage cans and anything else that is not tied down.

3.) Assemble an emergency preparedness kit (with food and supplies!) and make a communications plan. You can use Northern Virginia’s new emergency planner for help:

4.) Pay close attention to weather forecasts for the latest storm track. We will provide guidance as needed.

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

8 responses to “Four Ways to Prepare For Irene”

  1. franco says :

    is it going to hit springfield, va, 22151

  2. Fairfax County Emergency Information says :

    Hurricane Irene will impact the entire DC region. Please pay attention to local forecasts for more details as the storm moves closer.

  3. Oh shit says :

    Ohh dookie

  4. Anonymous says :

    Is there an emergency shelter in Fairfax County?

    • Fairfax County Emergency Information says :

      At this time Fairfax County has not opened any shelters for Hurricane Irene. Emergency Management and public safety officials, as well as representatives from health and human services agencies, will be monitoring the situation this weekend, in addition to activating the county’s Emergency Operations Center to coordinate a county response. If necessay, a shelter or shelters may be opened and will be announced on the numereous public information channels the county operates, such as this blog, the county website and the Community Emergency Alert Network (CEAN), as well as local media. If you’re not currently registered on the CEAN, do so today ( so you can stay current on the situation and receive the latest emergency information from Fairfax County.