Chairman Bulova’s Statement on Serious Flooding (9:03 p.m.)

Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova released this statement about the flooding in our area:

Fairfax County and the Northern Virginia area is experiencing a very serious storm event.  A number of roads are impassable, underwater and/or closed to traffic.  Additionally some areas in the Mount Vernon area are being evacuated.  A reception area  for displaced residents has been set up at Lee District Park. 

I have joined our public safety team at PSTOC (Public Safety and Transportation Operations Center) on West Ox Road and would like to share with you some of the advice they are providing. 

  • Motorists and pedestrians are cautioned to stay off the roads and away from flooded areas.   The rain has caused flooding on roads and in areas that are not usually affected, and especially at night it is difficult to see high water areas. 
  • Unless it is an emergency, residents should stay home and not risk being out in this storm. 
  • Please also keep your children inside and away from streams and creeks.

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3 responses to “Chairman Bulova’s Statement on Serious Flooding (9:03 p.m.)”

  1. Nick Sleptzoff says :

    I’ve been public safety for 40years and have worked for FEMA the past four. Twenty-five of those years running a county emergency management office and 911 center. The past few years I have seen the social networking used in various parts of the country for public safety management but not as agressively as you have been tonight. I know you have a lot of work ahead of you but you’re doing a great job. Hang in there and most of all stay safe.

  2. Jeannine Deem Purdy says :

    Thank you for keeping us up to date. Be careful out there.

  3. Anonymous says :

    Where in Mount Vernon are you evacuating?