Mandatory Evacuation Requested for New Alexandria and Belle View Sections of County


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Sept. 18, 2003

 

Mandatory Evacuation Requested for
New Alexandria and Belle View Sections of County

As you know, Hurricane Isabel will be passing through Fairfax County over the next 12 hours, bringing dangerous winds and heavy rainfall. A mandatory evacuation has been requested for New Alexandria and Belle View. Residents should make arrangements to leave their home as soon as possible, but no later than 7 p.m. this evening. It may become necessary to close roads if flooding occurs, so it is important that you evacuate as soon as possible.

Shelters have been opened in Fairfax County, but space is limited and we ask that if you can make arrangements to stay with friends or family that you please do so. If you need to evacuate to a county shelter, the closest locations are:

For persons who need assistance evacuating due to a medical condition, please call the Fairfax County Emergency Information Line at 703-817-7771, TTY 711.

Edison High School will accept pets along with their owners. No animals will be allowed at Whitman Middle School, except service animals such as seeing eye dogs. Therefore, residents should make alternative arrangements for their pets prior to going to Whitman.

If you decide to come to a shelter, please bring only these essential items:
• Pillow and sleeping bag
• Medications (bring a cooler if any medications require refrigeration)
• Flashlight
• Toiletries
• Change of clothes
• Special items such as diapers and formula for babies
• Identification and other important documents

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

Bus transportation to the shelters will be available at the following streets:

West Wakefield at Wakefield
Wakefield at East Wakefield
East Wakefield at Bellview Boulevard
I Street at Potomac Avenue
Potomac Avenue at Town Road

Bus transportation is only available to the two emergency shelters. Pets will be allowed on the buses.

At this time, it is not known when you will be able to safely return to your home. This information will be available on Friday, Sept. 19, by calling the Fairfax County Emergency Information Line at 703-817-7771, TTY 711 or visiting the county’s Web site. General information about Hurricane Isabel is also available on this information line and on the Web site.

 

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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