Stay Informed During Emergencies

Emergency Blog: Information and Operating Status Updates

Emergency Icon The Emergency Information Blog is our main communication platform before, during and after an emergency. The blog informs you what to do; sign-up for alerts to receive notification of emergency events.

Stay informed with these resources during an emergency. Please share this information with your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers so our whole community can be better digitally prepared.


Fairfax County issues major weather and traffic incident announcements on Fairfax Alerts.

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Wireless Emergency Alerts are automatic emergency messages sent through wireless carrier networks.

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Social Media During Emergencies

The county's main Facebook and Twitter  accounts are staffed during the emergency, providing a way for the public to interact and provide community support.

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Use hashtag #ffxstorm  for local information

More Ways to Stay Informed

  • Media coverage on TV, radio and online.
  • Local notification during mass power outages. Possible methods include:
    • information distribution centers
    • door-to-door fliers
    • community-level evacuation shelters
    • cooling centers

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Related Information

Contact Fairfax County: Phone, Email or Twitter | Main Address: 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA 22035
Technical Questions: Web Administrator

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