Fairfax County to Open Four Temporary Shelters


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Sept. 18, 2003

 

Fairfax County to Open Four Temporary Shelters

Fairfax County is projected to start feeling the effects of Hurricane Isabel late this afternoon. In response, county officials are opening temporary shelters for those impacted residents in need of a place to stay. The shelters will open at 2 p.m. this afternoon and remain open as long as needed.

The shelters are located in the following Fairfax County public schools:
Chantilly High School, 4201 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly
Edison High School, 5801 Franconia Road, Alexandria
Marshall High School, 7731 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church
Whitman Middle School, 2500 Parkers Lane, Alexandria

County and Red Cross officials urge residents to stay home and shelter in place, if at all possible. The temporary emergency shelters are intended for residents who feel they will not be able to weather the storm safely in their homes. County and Red Cross staff will be on hand at each shelter. Persons coming to the shelters should expect to stay at least until the storm has passed Friday morning and conditions are safe for travel. Each shelter will have cots and blankets. Food will also be available.

Two shelters, Chantilly High and Edison, will accept pets along with their owners. Both schools offer animal science programs and have the facilities to handle pets. No animals will be allowed at Marshall or Whitman, except service animals such as seeing eye dogs. Therefore, residents should make alternative arrangements for their pets prior to going to those shelters.

If you decide to come to a shelter, please bring the following:
• Pillow
• Medications (bring a cooler if any medications require refrigeration)
• Flashlight
• Toiletries
• Change of clothes
• Special items such as diapers and formula for babies

No alcohol, smoking, firearms or illegal drugs are permitted in the shelters.

Residents needing more information about the shelters can call the county’s Emergency Information Line at 703-817-7771, TTY 711.

 

FAIRFAX COUNTY IS COMMITTED TO A POLICY OF NONDISCRIMINATION IN ALL COUNTY PROGRAMS, SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES AND WILL PROVIDE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS UPON REQUEST. TO REQUEST SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS, CALL 703-324-3187 OR TTY-703-324-2935. PLEASE ALLOW FIVE WORKING DAYS IN ADVANCE OF EVENTS IN ORDER TO MAKE THE NECESSARY ARRANGEMENTS

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