Storm Aftermath Update: Sunday Morning

Posted: 6:12 a.m.

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

Here’s what you need to know this morning:

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 420,668 Fairfax customers, 155,180 Dominion customers and 1,252 NOVEC customers are without power.  
  • Stay away from downed wires as they may be live with electricity.
  • 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 and map.


  • Treat intersections with traffic lights that are out or flashing as four-way stops; the driver on the right has the right-of-way. Traffic rules during power outages.
  • For the latest info, call VDOT at 511 or 1-800-FOR-ROAD.

Heat Relief Options

High temperatures continue today. Here are tips for keeping cool and safe. County facilities will be open for those without power and others seeking relief from the heat (pets cannot be accommodated).  These facilities include:

  • Lee District RECenter
    6601 Telegraph Road
    Franconia, Va.
    Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Mount Vernon RECenter
    2017 Belle View Blvd.
    Alexandria, Va.
    Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • South Run RECenter
    7550 Reservation Drive
    Springfield, Va.
    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.

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3 responses to “Storm Aftermath Update: Sunday Morning”

  1. Kristina Swatek says :

    Why isn’t this information available on the radio? WTOP was reporting that Fairfax County had no cooling centers open. The Kingstowne library couldn’t provide information on cooling centers after they closed at 5PM. Most mobile phone service was out of service yesterday. Most of us without power are at the mercy of neighbors and strangers to give us information. Very dissapointed in the Fairfax County Government.

    • Anonymous says :

      Very disappointed with the News and Radio folks more so than the county government. They too had no power, phone troubles, etc – the fact that they are able to get some info out is great. But the News and Radio sources were providing horrible information without attempting to get the proper info — in addition to not reporting the cooling centers, they were instructing people to call 911 to report power outages. The phones were already handicapped and to tell people to overburden the system like that is completely improper.

  2. andrewp111 says :

    The landline phones in No. VA don’t work anyway, so telling people to call is ridiculous. Funny thing is, FIOS internet and TV are working, but phone is not. go figure.