Tell Us What You See on New Crowdsource Reporting Map

Posted 12:01 p.m.

As a whole community, we believe you can be eyes and ears in the field to help us know what’s going on in your community.

To that end, we’ve launched a new crowdsourcing map so you can help report and identify where issues may be in your community. This reporting system is NOT a replacement for 9-1-1. If you are experiencing an emergency or need to officially report an incident, please call 9-1-1 or the public safety non-emergency number at 703-691-2131, TTY 711.

We are not asking that you risk your safety to report anything; please stay safe in the hours and days ahead.

You can report four types of incidents:

  • No Power (information for us only, please officially call your power company ASAP)
  • Trees Down
  • Flooded Road
  • Traffic Light Out

This reporting system is a new tool we’re testing, so we do not expect it will be comprehensive. We will monitor your reports. If we see something significant that you share, we will share it with emergency responders/planners. This will give us a selected sense of what’s happening across Fairfax County as a result of Hurricane Sandy.

The link is If you view on a desktop, you will see the view below. If you view on a smartphone, you will see a mobile version.

About Fairfax County Emergency Information

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

9 responses to “Tell Us What You See on New Crowdsource Reporting Map”

  1. Renuka Chander says :

    This seems to be a static map because clicking on any of the items goes nowhere. Not sure what this map will do for me.

    • fairfaxcounty says :

      Click on View Reports at the top of the map. That will show the reports that have been added.

  2. Anon says :

    My firefox is telling me: uses an invalid security certificate.

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    (Error code: ssl_error_bad_cert_domain)

  3. Beatriz Helguero says :

    Power outage at 1522 Forest lane McLean va 22101

  4. Suarez says :

    No power at
    3100 block of arundel av

  5. Jo Ann Niswander says :

    I just wanted to help with a suggestion. I am with a security camera company.Many neighborhoods have installed these cameras for various reasons. i couldnt help but think they coud be very useful with what you are trying to accomplish here. With these cameras you can just log in and pan, tilt and zoom to many locations in real time and with the best in clarity. We offer 3 ways of back up for situations like storm destruction or vandalism. May i also suggest our SkyCam. It’s a mini remote controlled helicopter with a high tech camera that can give you a birds eye view. These cameras are being used by many police dept.s also giving them the ability to to save money and resources that a helicopter would use.
    We are a proud member of the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce and would be more than happy to discuss these options with you.