Fairfax County Opens Emergency Shelter


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

Sept. 1, 2006

Fairfax County Opens Emergency Shelter at Edison High School

In response to rising waters in Cameron Run, Fairfax County has opened an emergency shelter as a precautionary measure at Edison High School, 5801 Franconia Road, Alexandria. If residents are experiencing flooding, they should seek higher ground or go to the shelter. Residents may drive to the location and enter the building using exits 12 and 14. Animals will be accepted at the shelter.

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for Fairfax County and the metropolitan region due to the potential for flooding from the remnants of Tropical Depression Ernesto. The weather service also has issued a coastal flooding watch for areas along the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay, which will change to a coastal flood warning at 7 p.m. Rainfall amounts ranging between 3 and 6 inches are possible.

Fairfax County has partially activated its Alternate Emergency Operations Center at the Fairfax County Government Center to monitor and respond to this situation. Media can call staff at the AEOC at 703-502-6079, TTY 711.

For more information, residents can call 703-817-7771, TTY 711, or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov.

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