Shelter Now Open at Lee District RECenter

Posted 3:11 p.m.

A shelter has been established at the Lee District RECenter, 6601 Telegraph Road, Alexandria. Directions can be found at

Items to bring to the shelter include:

  • A three-day supply of special items for any older adults, people with disabilities or infant members of your household, including assistive equipment.
  • Special diet food, esp. if you have food restrictions/allergies.
  • Change of clothing.
  • Pillows, if needed.
  • Blankets and cots will be provided.

Pets – Animal Control will have a mobile van to shelter companion animals (cats and dogs) affected at the Lee District RECenter. Do not bring the pet’s toys and food. Dogs must be on a leash and cats must be in a carrier.

Travel Safely: Turn around, don’t drown – Never drive through standing water on a roadway — turn around, don’t drown. Water may be much deeper than you think.

Once you are in a safe location, let a family member or friend know your whereabouts.

For additional information or questions, call the emergency hotline at 571-350-1300, TTY 711.

Fairfax County will continue to monitor the storm and will provide updates on additional shelters as needed.

About Fairfax County Emergency Information

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

6 responses to “Shelter Now Open at Lee District RECenter”

  1. andrea says :

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  2. Anonymous says :

    I don’t understand, on the email list it said “animals affected by the evacuation” Has the county been evacuated or just certain areas?

    • fairfaxcounty says :

      We apologize we made an error in our email message. The county has not been evacuated. The blog post has been edited to reflect the correct information.

  3. Anonymous says :

    Is County Government still open tomorrow with unscheduled leave?

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