Officials Alert Belle View/New Alexandria 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 27, 2006

Fairfax County Officials Alert Belle View/New Alexandria Residents About Potential Flooding and Road Closures

Alternate Emergency Operations Center Activated

 

Fairfax County officials are alerting residents about potential flooding and road closures in the Belle View and New Alexandria area.

Tonight’s weather forecast calls for three to five inches of rain, and in addition, there is a tropical storm that is moving into the area.

At this time, there is no order to evacuate the Belle View and New Alexandria area. A public safety unified command will be in place overnight at the Mount Vernon RECenter. Fairfax County also activated its Alternate Emergency Operations Center as of 4 p.m. today. 

Residents who are concerned about their vehicles can park them at the Mount Vernon United Methodist Church, 2006 Belle View Road, until Saturday evening. Vehicles also may be parked at the Mount Vernon RECenter, located at 2017 Belle View Road. Residents are advised to store their valuables on the upper floors of their home, not in a basement.

If needed, officials are offering Belle View and New Alexandria residents shelter tonight at Edison High School, 5801 Franconia Road, Alexandria. Pets, along with their owners, will be accepted. It has been utilized as a shelter for the past two days for residents affected by the flooding in the Arlington Terrace area.

For persons who need assistance due to a medical condition, please call the Fairfax County Emergency Information Line at 703-817-7771, TTY 711, which is staffed with live operators.

For more information, please call the Fairfax County Emergency Information Line at 703-817-7771, TTY 711 or visit the county’s Web site at www.fairfaxcounty.gov. For current road closure information, call 511 or visit 511virginia.org.

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

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