6 Digital Preparedness Tips To Get You Through the Blizzard

Posted 4:35 p.m.

In any emergency your smartphone and social media access can be a critical lifeline to keep you and your family informed and safe. Plan now to be digitally prepared in case of power outages or other unforeseen emergencies during this blizzard.


Info on how to be digitally prepared for the snowstorm.

Top 6 Digital Preparedness Tips:

  1. If you have a life-threatening emergency, call 9-1-1 or text to 9-1-1.
    • For routine questions or non-emergency situations in Fairfax County, dial 703-691-2131 . To report road hazards or ask road-related question, 24/7, call 1-800-FOR-ROAD (800-367-7623 ).
  2. Tell your friends and family you are OK via text, email, Twitter, Facebook and other social media.
  3. Save important phone numbers to your phone.
  4. Keep your devices plugged in. Keep charged batteries and car-phone chargers available as back-up power for your cell phone.
  5. Conserve your mobile phone battery by reducing the brightness of your screen, placing your phone in airplane mode, and closing apps you are not using that draw power. If you’ve lost power and can’t charge your device, resist streaming videos, downloading music or videos, or playing video games, all of which can drain your battery and add to network congestion.
  6. Get connected with us through these information sources:




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