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☷ City of Fairfax Virginia - Before During  and After Flooding  and Heavy Rainfall

☷ City of Fairfax Virginia - Before During and After Flooding and Heavy Rainfall

City of Fairfax , state Virginia
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   Heavy rainfall with possible flooding are forecast for Fairfax City and the area .
   The National Weather Service will issue related warnings and watches as appropriate during this weather event . Find out first! Find out fast! Sign up for
   Fairfax City Alert: click here for information
    .
   Visit the Baltimore/Washington webpage of the National Weather Service Forecast Office for current weather information , watches , and warnings:
   weather . gov/washington .
   Fairfax City and the region continue to experience numerous extreme weather conditions , with sudden , intense thunderstorms and the potential for flooding . Be aware of best practices in case of similar situations in the future .
    
   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
   Flash Flooding is a very dangerous situation . You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued .
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   Do not walk or drive in flooded areas — fast - moving water is dangerous , even if you think it ' s only a few inches .
   Turn Around , Don ' t Drown
    .
   Watch this video from Cityscreen - 12 and NOAA:
   Before an Emergency
   
   Prepare an emergency kit for sheltering in place or evacuation: make sure you have sufficient cash , medicine , pet food and other specific resources you know you ' ll need for at least five days . Include insurance information and identification .
   
   Enroll in Fairfax City Alerts
   for city - based news and information .
   
   Stay informed with reliable news and weather resources , such as the
   National Weather Service
    .
   
   Take care of pets during an emergency: make a plan for their protection , especially in case of evacuation . ( Visit the
   Department of Homeland Security Pets and Animals page
    for ideas and information . )
   
   Coordinate with household members for communication and where to meet if separated during an emergency .
   
   If you rely on public transportation , contact your local emergency management agency about evacuation info before a hurricane . (
   Click here for CUE Bus information
    or call 703 - 385 - 7859 )
   
   Charge electronics , and keep them fully charged in anticipation of power loss .
   
   Fill fuel tanks in vehicles and generators .
   
   Fill pitchers and other safe , sealable containers with clean tap water ( in addition to any bottled water you may purchase ) .
   
   Prepare your home outdoors:

   
   Secure loose items outdoors ( furniture , refuse containers , decorations , etc . )
   
   Clean gutters and downspouts , or check with the homeowner association or apartment management that is responsible for that service .
   
   Gather supplies you may need for sandbags , fill generator fuel tanks , and other household emergency items .
   
   
   
   More information at
   Virginia Department of Emergency Management Flood information
    .
   During an Emergency
   
   Stay indoors .
   
   Stay informed with reliable news and weather resources .
   
   If you experience a power outage , visit the
   Dominion Energy Outage Center
   or call ( 866 ) DOM - HELP ( 866 - 366 - 4357 )
   
   Do not walk or drive in flooded areas — fast - moving water is dangerous , even if you think it ' s only a few inches .
   Turn Around , Don ' t Drown
    .
   
   Call 9 - 1 - 1 in case of emergency .
   After an emergency
   
   Check on your neighbors , particularly those who need extra help ( those with disabilities or who are elderly or ill , for example ) .
   
   Help your neighbors as you can — but stay safe .
   
   Stay away from downed power lines .
   
   If you ' ve lost power , keep refrigerator doors closed to keep food safe for a longer period of time .
   
   If using a generator , keep neighbors in mind and turn it off during late night and early morning hours .
   
   Call 9 - 1 - 1 in case of emergency .
   
   

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