Fairfax County to Close Three of the Temporary Shelters


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Sept. 20, 2003

 

Fairfax County to Close Three of the Temporary Shelters

In response to a decreased demand for shelter facilities, Fairfax County officials are closing three of the four temporary shelters opened on Thursday, Sept. 18, for those impacted residents in need of a place to stay. These three shelters closed at 12 p.m. this afternoon. The three closed shelters were 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

The shelter at Whitman Middle School, 2500 Parkers Lane, Alexandria, will remain open until further notice.

This temporary emergency shelter is intended for any residents who feel they cannot stay in their homes as a result of damage from the storm. County and Red Cross staff will be on hand at the remaining shelter. The shelter has cots and blankets. Food will also be available. No animals are allowed at Whitman, except service animals. Therefore, residents should make alternative arrangements for their pets prior to going to the shelter.

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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