Shelters Not Open, But Pre-Identified If Necessary
Posted 9:48 a.m.
We are closely monitoring the storm. In the event that shelters are required to accommodate residents who must leave their homes for any reason, Fairfax County is prepared to open shelters. We have pre-identified the best locations for emergency shelters. Because a shelter could be impacted by the storm and because people should not report to a shelter before it is ready, we will announce the locations if and when they open.
Please stay informed; we will publish the locations through multiple communication channels, including CEAN text alerts, this emergency blog, social media, and the news media. If you lose power, rely on local news radio. Some shelters will allow pets. If you feel more comfortable making alternative arrangements with friends or family, please do so.
Existing Fairfax County homeless shelters are operating on a no-turn-away status.