Thank you kindly for setting up this forum. If you do not get to my question I understand.
In regards to storm runoff prep's, I have a situation on 4th Street and Cherokee Avenue that never bodes well during any amount of rain. The street drains have become ineffective due to long standing debris so the water runs down the street and has recently washed away the VDOT manufactured fortification that was built last year. I can remedy this by digging trenches in the short term in order to channel water away from structures or from building up at the end of the 4th Street dead end so there is no need to send out already limted resources or help. However, if sandbags and trenching doesn't get the job done, who should I call? VDOT emergency response? Also, where do I get sandbags for our street? I will assess the amount required for my neighbors today. I figure that I can help out Fairfax County by taking responsibility for my block rather than relying on Fairfax emergency resources which are better applied to real emergencies. I might add that Claire from the Mason District's Supervisor Office has gone beyond the call of duty in reaching out to our residents. She is very accessable and our neighborhood enjoys talking to her because we know we will get results. Without her, the situation would be alot worse than it is. The same goes for Tommy from Area Five, VDOT. We are fortunate to have these two pro's watching out for us.
If case of rising water, don't take chances, call 9-1-1. Also, in case of debris clogging up storm drains, neighbors can try to open up the blockage with a broom or rake handle. Thanks for your comments about Supervisor Gross, she and her staff do a great job!