Northern Virginia Emergency Phone Numbers & Websites

With the expected “historic” snow storm heading Northern Virginia’s way, I wanted to remind everyone of  some of the important phone numbers and websites to keep handy:

9-1-1, for police, fire, and rescue (life-threatening emergencies only, please)

Public Safety Non-Emergency: 703-691-2131

Fairfax County Emergency Information Line: 703-817-7771

Dominion Virginia Power: 1-866-DOM-HELP (1-866-366-4357)

NOVEC: 703-335-0500 or 1-888-335-0500

Washington Gas: 1-800-752-7520

VDOT: 1-800-FOR-ROAD (1-800-367-7623)

Fairfax Water: 703-698-5800

Verizon Customer Service: 1-800-VERIZON (837-4966)

Cox Customer Service: 703-378-8422

Fairfax County Stormwater Management Division: 703-877-2800

Fairfax County Wastewater Collection Division Trouble Response Center: 703-323-1211

Also remember to have your cellular phones and portable electronics fully charged before the storm hits.

For weather and road conditions:

Call 511; or

Visit www.511virginia.org; or

Follow @511northernva on Twitter; or

Go to mobile.weather.gov for smart phones; or

Visit www.VirginiaDOT.org.

In all cases, stay away from downed wires near downed trees. Electricity can travel through tree limbs. Never remove tree limbs or other items that are touching or are near a downed wire.

To report downed trees:

Adjacent to Public Roads: VDOT at 1-800-FOR-ROAD (1-800-367-7623)

On County Parkland: Fairfax County Park Authority at 703-324-8594

Posing Hazard to Public Areas: Fairfax County Urban Forestry at 703-324-1770

Private Property: Removal is the property owner’s responsibility.

Additional preparedness information can be found at:

Customize your weather forecast at www.weather.gov  ( type city and state, or zip code, and check the box “remember me.”)

www.fairfaxcounty.gov/emergency/prepare

http://fairfaxcountyemergency.wordpress.com

Please take precautions now to keep you and your family safe.

Posted by Fairfax Virginia Disability Attorney, Sheri R. Abrams, www.sheriabrams.com