Monday’s Storms Caused Widespread Damage; County Officials Ask that You Report Your Damage Online

Posted at 1:30 p.m.

The heavy rain yesterday (see previous articles here and here) caused property damage for many residents in the county. If you were one of those affected, we encourage you to report your damage to the county’s Disaster Damage Database.

This database is completely voluntary, but the damage reports may impact what kind of federal disaster assistance — if any — that can be made available to county residents who suffered losses.

Initial damage assessment reports are due by Friday, July 12. Should residents need more time to complete their report, they should submit no later than Wednesday, July 24.

Learn more about the Disaster Damage Database and submit your damage form online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/disasterreport/dr_submit.aspx.

Your submission of damage information may benefit you and other county residents by supporting a disaster declaration, which is a prerequisite to eligibility for federal disaster assistance. However, submission of a Disaster Damage Report is not a requirement to apply for federal disaster assistance, nor is it a promise that federal disaster assistance will be provided.

About Fairfax County Emergency Information

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2 responses to “Monday’s Storms Caused Widespread Damage; County Officials Ask that You Report Your Damage Online”

  1. Letty Tahan says :

    We own a home near the intersection of Ivy Hill and Barbee St. in McLean. For the first time in over 40 years of ownership the basement flooded – not through the windows, but up from the foundation. It seems to me with all the “in-fill” going on, including two large, new house next to us, that there is no where for the water to go. Does the county have regulations for buildings that would contain excess water flow?

    • Grelia Steele says :

      Thank you for your comment. We are reaching out to the appropriate agency to best answer your question. Thank you in advance for your patience.

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