Emergency Warming Centers/Shelters to Close at Noon
Feb. 8, 2010
Fairfax County’s two emergency warming centers/shelters will close today, Feb. 8, at noon. The decision was based on actual needs and limited usage; Fairfax County will continue to monitor the situation and assess the needs, as additional snow is predicted this week.
The warming centers/shelters were at Robert E. Lee Recreation Center, Alexandria and Oak Marr Recreation Center, Oakton.
Calls are still being taken at Fairfax County’s Emergency Information Line — 703-817-7771, TTY 711. Residents may leave a message and someone will return the call.
Fairfax County Government offices and facilities are closed today, Feb. 8.
With many in Fairfax County still without power, residents are encouraged to check on their neighbors, especially the elderly people. If a neighbor is without power and you have power service, please help as possible.
Emergency information and status updates will be available on:
- Fairfax County’s Web site
- Emergency information phone line (703-817-7771)
- Community Emergency Alert Network (CEAN)
- Fairfax County Government Channel 16.
- In addition, 1670 AM, emergency radio for Fairfax County, is broadcasting continuous weather information directly from the National Weather Service.
Additional winter weather preparedness information can be found online. In addition, emergency contact numbers for public utilities is online should residents lose electricity, gas, telephone, cable, Internet or water service.
Note – Media should call 703-324-NEWS (6397).
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