Fairfax County Warming Centers Welcome You to Beat the Cold

Posted at 1 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory beginning at 6 p.m. this evening and lasting until 6 p.m. tomorrow (Tuesday) night. During extremely cold days, the best thing you can do to stay warm is to stay indoors.

If you don’t have electricity or heat, however, you can take in a movie, stroll through a shopping center or visit one of the Fairfax County Warming Centers:

You are encouraged to check the operating hours to ensure the facility is open before arriving.

Residents who know individuals needing special attention are encouraged to take a few minutes to check in on them to ensure their well-being. If residents need immediate, life-saving help, call 9-1-1. For other safety help, call the public safety non-emergency phone number at 703-691-2131, TTY 711.

Residents who need immediate help with utility bills or other urgent human services assistance can call the county’s Coordinated Services Planning staff at 703-222-0880, TTY 711. County staff can connect residents with a network of services provided by public, private and community-based organizations, as well as appropriate county government resources.

Here is more information for staying safe as the temperatures plummet. You can also visit our winter weather preparedness page as well as the “Extreme Cold: A Prevention Guide” from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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One response to “Fairfax County Warming Centers Welcome You to Beat the Cold”

  1. Richard O'Brien. says :

    Thanks for this information. Another benefit in living in fairfax county