Watch "Hurricane Preparedness" Online and on Channel 16
Aug. 19, 2009
With Hurricane Bill strengthening to a Category 4 hurricane today, Fairfax County residents are reminded that this is hurricane season and they should be prepared for potential severe weather, including hurricanes and tropical storms.
Fairfax County’s program “Hurricane Preparedness” will air on Fairfax County Government Channel 16 this month on Saturdays, Aug. 22 and Aug. 29, at 5:30 p.m., and during September on Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m.; Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturdays at 5:30 p.m. “Hurricane Preparedness” can also be seen at the Fairfax County Web site and on YouTube.
The program features personnel from the Fairfax County Office of Emergency Management, the National Weather Service and the American Red Cross offering tips and information about hurricanes and how Fairfax County residents can better prepare.
Hurricane Camille in 1969 and Hurricane Isabel in 2003 showed that Virginia and Fairfax County are susceptible to damage and destruction from all levels of tropical systems, tropical depressions to severe Category 5 hurricanes.
Hurricane season continues through Nov. 30. Watch “Hurricane Preparedness” to find out how to prepare yourself, your family and your home this hurricane season.
Contact: Merni Fitzgerald, Director, Office of Public Affairs
703-324-3189, TTY 711, Media Pager: 703-324-NEWS (6397)
To request this information in an alternate format, call 703-324-3187, TTY 711