Dear Friends and Neighbors,
As you likely know, the National Weather Service is predicting several inches of wet snow starting tomorrow morning. Apparently an entire winter of the kids flushing ice-cubes down the toilet has finally caught up with us! I hope you will find the information below helpful as you prepare for the storm or if you lose power.
Please stay safe and do not hesitate to contact my office at (703) 310-6752 or firstname.lastname@example.org if we can be of assistance.
Emergency numbers and reporting a power outage.
- Emergency. If you are having an emergency, please call 911.
- Non-Emergency police contact. The Fairfax County non-emergency number is 703-691-2131. The City of Fairfax non-emergency number is 703-385-7924.
- Power interruption - Dominion. Call Dominion at 1-866-DOM-HELP (1-866-366-4357) to report the outage. You may also visit www.dom.com.
- Power interruption - NOVEC. Call NOVEC at 1-888-335-0500 or 703-335-0500. You may also visit www.novec.com.
- Downed trees. If the tree is on a public road, contact VDOT at 1-800-FOR-ROAD.
- City of Fairfax. If you live in the City, call (703) 385-2629 for information about snow removal from public roads.
- Fairfax County/VDOT. If you live in the County, most public roads are the responsibility of VDOT. The following information has been provided by VDOT:
- Check current weather, road conditions and, traffic before traveling here or by calling 511.
- Click here for more information on Northern Virginia's snow removal program, and report road problems to 1-800-FOR-ROAD or email@example.com.
- Keep an eye on the status of snow removal operations at VDOT's new snow plow map.
What to do after the storm?
- Check on your neighbors. This snow will be very heavy to shovel, so please pitch in to help older adults and those with heart conditions.
- Fallen wires. Treat all fallen wires and anything touching them as though they are energized and stay away from them.
- Generators. Follow safe operating procedures for generators. Never operate a generator inside your home or in any enclosed space (such as a garage). Do not hook them directly into your electrical system; instead plug directly into the generator with properly-sized extension cords.
- Chainsaws. Trees that fall on private property are the owner's responsibility. Be aware of the risk of chain saw injury during tree removal. If a tree has hit your home, call your property insurance company before starting the removal process.
- Stay at home if possible. Snow is a great time to catch up on a good book or chores around the house. Plus, it lets snow and electrical crews do their work.