Fairfax County Opens Emergency Shelter at South Run RECenter


Sept. 6, 2008

News Highlights 

  • Water elevation in Royal Lake is rising and precautionary evacuations are underway.
  • Emergency shelter opened at South Run RECenter.
  • If residents are experiencing flooding, they should seek higher ground or go to the shelter.

More Information 

Water elevation in Royal Lake is rising and precautionary evacuations are underway. In response Fairfax County has opened an emergency shelter at South Run RECenter, 7550 Reservation Drive, Springfield. If residents are experiencing flooding, they should seek higher ground or go to the 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 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.

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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)
publicaffairs@fairfaxcounty.gov

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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