News | City of Fairfax, VA

News | City of Fairfax, VA

Current forecasts include a flood watch until late tonight. 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.

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.

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

During an 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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