Service Center to Open for Evacuated Residents

Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 551
Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
703-324-3187, TTY 711, FAX 703-324-2010

June 26, 2006

UPDATE: Service Center to Open at Noon for Evacuated Residents Who Cannot Return Home

Fairfax County and the American Red Cross will open an emergency service center from noon to 8 p.m. today at Edison High School, 5801 Franconia Road, Alexandria, for residents who have been evacuated and cannot return to their homes in the Arlington Terrace area of the county.

The county’s Department of Family Services, the American Red Cross and other county agencies will staff the center and provide help for residents, including public assistance.

People who evacuated due to flooding should not return to their residence until the county has inspected them and approved the homes for re-entry. Residents are encouraged to call 703-817-7771, TTY 711, for updates in English and Spanish about when it is safe to return.

In response to heavy rains this weekend that have caused flooding in the Arlington Terrace section of southeastern Fairfax County, the county and the American Red Cross opened an emergency shelter, which is still in operation, at Edison High School, 5801 Franconia Road, Alexandria. If residents are experiencing flooding, they should seek higher ground or evacuate immediately to the shelter. Residents may drive to the location and enter the building using entrances 12 and 14.

Fairfax County has partially activated its Alternate Emergency Operations Center at the Fairfax County Government Center to monitor and respond to this situation.

To request this information in an alternate format, call the Office of Public Affairs at 703-324-3187, TTY 711.

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