Storm Aftermath Update: Monday Afternoon

Posted 6:24 p.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:

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.
  • Residents who need urgent human services assistance should call 703-222-0880, TTY 711, for information and referrals.

Power

  • In Fairfax County, 75,232 Dominion customers and 241 NOVEC customers are without power as of 5 p.m. today  
    • 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
  • Stay away from downed wires as they may be live with electricity.
  • Do not use candles as they may pose a fire threat.
  • Be sure to operate generators safely.

Closures and Delays

  • Fairfax County Government is open, Tuesday, July 3; however employees have been granted unscheduled leave. Emergency service personnel report as scheduled.
  • Fairfax County Public Schools operating status will be updated online at http://www.fcps.edu/.
  • The Fairfax County Circuit Court, General District Court and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court are open.
  • View the latest list of closures and delays.

Roads

  • A number of roads (PDF) are still impacted by damage from the storm. The list will be updated as information becomes available.
  • 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.

Tree and Debris Removal

Food and Medication Safety

  • Food Safety
  • Heat can affect the potency and stability of your medications. Check with your pharmacist or medical professional if you have concerns or questions. More information.

Water

  • The Boil Water Advisory has been lifted for Falls Church Water customers in Tysons Corner, Vienna and Dunn Loring. Customers no longer need to boil or treat tap water for drinking or cooking.
  • There are no water restrictions in place.

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2 responses to “Storm Aftermath Update: Monday Afternoon”

  1. Edward and Marie-France Smith -- across the street from Naomi Zeavin's old house says :

    Hi Penny, Greentree Drive in Lake Barcroft — with 32 homes — has a tree and a pole and transformer cutting off power and blocking all access including emergency access. We have elderly people (now without A/C and refrigeration) including two in their mid 90s who live alone and refuse to leave their homes. Dominion has been informed multiple times of this problem but can’t seem to get the story straight, e.g. that power lines are down and blocking traffic and that a medical emergency could prove fatal. They have responsed to several of our inquiries that the problem is “complicated” and therefore will be one of the last they will address and thus has no ETA.
    Can you help?
    Thanks,
    Ed Smith

    • fairfaxcounty says :

      Ed: The Emergency Operations Center is aware of your situation. Our Fire and Rescue Department has been on the scene and is coordinating with Dominion Virginia Power to resolve the situation as soon as possible. Unfortunately, the power situation needs to be resolved before the debris can be removed.