Storm Aftermath Update

Posted 11:02 p.m.           

A state of emergency remains in effect for Fairfax County and the Commonwealth of Virginia as a result of the severe storms that impacted our area Friday night.

Here’s what you need to know this evening:

9-1-1 and Non-Emergency Numbers

  • Please only call 9-1-1 if you have an emergency; do not call 9-1-1 to report power outages.
  • If you need to call public safety for a non-emergency, please use these alternate numbers: 703-691-7561 or 703-691-3680.  Do not call these numbers for power outage information.


  • Of 394,000 Fairfax customers, 199,397 Dominion customers and 1,128 NOVEC customers are without power.  
  • Do NOT use candles as they may pose a fire threat.
  • If you have lost power or know people who have, please report the outage:
    • Dominion Virginia Power outages and downed wires: 1-866-DOM-HELP (1-866-366-4357), TTY 711; view outage map
    • NOVEC (Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative) outages and downed wires: 1-888-335-0500 or 703-335-0500, TTY 711; view outage reports


  • Boil water notice is in effect for portions of Tysons, Vienna, Dunn Loring and Merrifield (Falls Church water customers). Fairfax Water customers do not need to boil water. More details.


  • About 130 intersections are blocked by debris or without power. Treat these as a four-way stop.
  • For the latest info, call VDOT at 511 or 1-800-FOR-ROAD.

Heat Relief Options

County facilities will be open for those without power and others seeking relief from the heat.  These facilities include:

  • Lee District RECenter
    6601 Telegraph Road
    Franconia, Virginia
    Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Mount Vernon RECenter
    2017 Belle View Blvd.
    Alexandria, Virginia
    Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • South Run RECenter
    7550 Reservation Drive
    Springfield, Virginia
    Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Cub Run RECenter
    4630 Stonecroft Blvd.
    Chantilly, VA 20151
    Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Burke Centre Library
    5935 Freds Oak Road
    Burke, VA
    Hours: Noon to 6 p.m.

    Additionally, regional libraries with power will be open to the public. Please call to confirm. Centreville – 703-830-2223; Chantilly – 703-502-3883; City of Fairfax – 703-293-6227; George Mason – 703-256-3800; Pohick – 703-644-7333; Reston – 703-689-2700; Sherwood – 703-765-3645; Tysons Pimmit – 703-790-8088.

Food Safety

  • If you have lost power, please follow these safety tips regarding your food. Follow the golden rule of food safety, “When in Doubt, Throw it Out”, for any foods which you are not sure have stayed at a safe temperature or which do not look or smell as they should.


About Fairfax County Emergency Information

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

4 responses to “Storm Aftermath Update”

  1. jim Adams says :

    Should a road be cleared of a huge tree if it prevents the fire department from passing through? If so there is one in the 2000 block of Rockingham St. Mclean 22101

  2. Rae Benedetto says :

    One of the problems in my area (Great Falls) is that many residents have well water and when the power is out they have no water. Drinking water can be purchased, but it is impractical to purchase sufficient quantities to flush toilets and bathe. My rain barrel is now near empty.

    I need approximately 3-5 gallons a day to flush my toilets.

    Please provide information on where people might get larger quantities of water for flushing (not necessary that it be potable). I did get some at the local fire station, yesterday, but I don’t know that they are equipped to handle a stream of people and I’m not sure I should keep going back on a daily basis.

    Also where can one bathe ? I tried to go to the closest recreation center (Oakmarr) yesterday only to find that the road I would take to get there was closed due to tree work (Hunter Mill). As I have no cell coverage or internet access at home I could not reroute my trip.


  3. Rae Benedetto says :

    Another point — your Food Safety page recommends dry ice for storage of frozen foods for 3-4 days.

    Do you know where can I get currently get dry ice in the 22066 area? I’ve called several stores and cannot find this.

    Please note that people who do have no power, phone or internet cannot obtain information from regular channels.

    You should provide information regarding safety and emergency services and resources in or outside of grocery stores, via radio, mail or by driving through neighborhoods.