Fairfax County Opens Emergency Shelter at Mount Vernon RECenter

Sept. 6, 2008

News Highlights 

  • Emergency shelter opened at Mount Vernon RECenter.
  • If residents are experiencing flooding, they should seek higher ground or go to the shelter.
  • Transportation is available from Huntington Community Center to the emergency shelter.

More Information 

In response to Tropical Storm Hanna, Fairfax County has opened an emergency shelter at Mount Vernon RECenter, 2017 Belle View Blvd., Alexandria. If residents are experiencing flooding, they should seek higher ground or go to the shelter.Transportation is available from Huntington Community Center, 5751 Liberty Drive, Alexandria, to the emergency shelter.

The National Weather Service flash flood warning for Fairfax County continues until 5:15 p.m. and a flash flood watch will remain in effect until 11 p.m.

Fairfax County has partially activated its Alternate Emergency Operations Center (AEOC) at the Fairfax County Government Center to monitor and respond to this situation. Media can call staff at the AEOC at 703-502-6101, TTY 711.

For more information, residents can call the Fairfax County Government Emergency Information Line at 703-817-7771, TTY 711, or visit the Fairfax County Web site.



Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 551
Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
Contact: Merni Fitzgerald, Director of Public Affairs
703-324-3187, TTY 711, Fax 703-324-2010
Media Pager: 703-324-NEWS (6397)

Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all county programs, services and activities. To request this information in an alternate format, call the Office of Public Affairs at 703-324-3187, TTY 711.

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