Hurricane Sandy Online Discussion Set for 6 p.m. Sunday

Posted 10:27 p.m.

Ask Fairfax! chat logoHurricane Sandy and its impacts are on the way. Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova, County Executive Ed Long and other county staff will take your questions at 6 p.m. Sunday from the Emergency Operations Center.

Submit your questions now and follow responses beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday. The discussion will be archived so you can view responses later.

Storm Update

Hurricane Sandy will be impacting us between Sunday afternoon and Wednesday. The worst of the storm is predicted to affect our area Monday and Tuesday.

You still have a small window of time to prepare on Sunday. View 10 tips to prepare or help distribute a printed flyer in your community. The weather will be deteriorating through the day Sunday, making preparations increasingly difficult.

This storm is very large in size, so do not only pay attention to the center of the track and where it may make landfall (say New Jersey). This means the storm is NOT likely to miss the Washington D.C. area. Tropical storm-force winds extend for 450 miles in each direction from the center. The National Weather Service predicts the hurricane will be combining with a nor’easter storm and grow even larger.

Please do not fail to make preparations because you believe the storm is going to miss us.

You should expect sustained winds of 35-45 MPH, with gusts to 60 MPH. Substantial power outages may occur and could last a few days to a week. You should prepare as best as you can for extended outages. View tips from Dominion Virginia Power and NOVEC.

The storm is currently expected to produce rainfall of 5-10 inches.

Stay tuned to local forecasts for the latest weather outlook and predictions. Stay tuned to this blog, the Community Emergency Alert Network for important alerts and our social media channels such as Facebook and Twitter.

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15 responses to “Hurricane Sandy Online Discussion Set for 6 p.m. Sunday”

  1. Jeannette says :

    Is there a list of shelters in case of need?

    • Fairfax County Emergency Information says :

      Jeannette: It’s too early tonight to know if we’ll need shelters. We’re monitoring and will announce as needed. If you feel more comfortable making alternative arrangements with friends or family, please do so.

      • anne says :

        If you could let folks know in advance where shelters might be, before we lose all phone and internet service, that would help a lot.

  2. S says :

    Whih areas in Alexandria Fairfaxcounty, perhaps at Quander Rd are going to have a risk of flooding?

  3. Anonymous says :

    The schools will be closed?

  4. Anonymous says :

    You recommend residents in the Huntington area moving their cars to higher ground. Will county parking lots like at Mt Vernon RecCenter and the library next door be available to them? What about school parking lots on higher ground?

  5. Anonymous says :

    Are sand bags available for county residents?

  6. Jesse says :

    Normal trash and recycle pickup for this Monday? Guessing no?? Thanks for setting this up. Take care.

  7. Kara says :

    Is there trash pick up on Monday?

  8. Anonymous says :

    What about government employees?

  9. Mark H. Young says :

    So, with FFX county schools and Fed govt closed, what about FFX County Govt and employees? Or is it just liberal leave upon OK from manager/boss?
    Is there a stated policy for Sandy at this time?