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We welcome you and your comments! The purpose of official Fairfax County social media accounts is to present matters of public interest. We encourage you to submit your questions, comments, and concerns, but please note these are moderated online discussion sites. We recognize social media is a 24/7 medium, and your comments are welcome at any time. However, given the need to manage our staff reso

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Did you know....the Heat Index indicates how hot it feels, with relative humidity and sun exposure added to the absolute...
06/15/2021

Did you know....the Heat Index indicates how hot it feels, with relative humidity and sun exposure added to the absolute air temperature. Exposure to full sunshine can increase the heat index by 15 degrees.

CERG: https://bit.ly/3vqlXLd

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#FairfaxCERG

Did you know....the Heat Index indicates how hot it feels, with relative humidity and sun exposure added to the absolute air temperature. Exposure to full sunshine can increase the heat index by 15 degrees.

CERG: https://bit.ly/3vqlXLd

#ReadyFairfax
#FairfaxCERG

[6/14 at 10:56 PM] Who just got a WEA alert!?🙋🏼‍♀️🙋🏼‍♀️A Flash Flood Warning is in effect for the highlighted area below...
06/15/2021

[6/14 at 10:56 PM] Who just got a WEA alert!?🙋🏼‍♀️🙋🏼‍♀️

A Flash Flood Warning is in effect for the highlighted area below until 1:45 AM. Please stay home and off the roads. If you have to drive, take it slow and do not attempt to drive through high water.

[6/14 at 10:33 PM] In addition to the Severe Thunderstorm Watches and Warnings, a Flash Flood Watch is now in effect unt...
06/15/2021

[6/14 at 10:33 PM] In addition to the Severe Thunderstorm Watches and Warnings, a Flash Flood Watch is now in effect until 2 AM. Thunderstorms with intense rainfall are occurring. Please turn around if you encounter a flooded road.

[6/14 at 10:33 PM] In addition to the Severe Thunderstorm Watches and Warnings, a Flash Flood Watch is now in effect until 2 AM. Thunderstorms with intense rainfall are occurring. Please turn around if you encounter a flooded road.

[6/14 at 10:20 PM] A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Central Fairfax County until 11 PM. 📍Impacted locat...
06/15/2021

[6/14 at 10:20 PM] A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Central Fairfax County until 11 PM.

📍Impacted locations include: Centreville, Annandale, Springfield, City of Fairfax, Vienna, Groveton, Falls Church, Huntington, Mantua, Fort Belvoir, Burke, Oakton, Chantilly, Lincolnia, Franconia, Merrifield and Newington.

[6/14 at 10:20 PM] A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Central Fairfax County until 11 PM.

📍Impacted locations include: Centreville, Annandale, Springfield, City of Fairfax, Vienna, Groveton, Falls Church, Huntington, Mantua, Fort Belvoir, Burke, Oakton, Chantilly, Lincolnia, Franconia, Merrifield and Newington.

[6/14 at 8:35] A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Northwestern Fairfax County until 9:15 PM (see shaded a...
06/15/2021

[6/14 at 8:35] A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Northwestern Fairfax County until 9:15 PM (see shaded area in graphic below). Gusty winds and hail are possible with this line of storms. Take shelter if outside.

📍Fairfax County locations impacted: Centreville, Reston, Annandale, Herndon, City of Fairfax, Vienna, Mantua, Burke, Oakton, Chantilly, Wolf Trap, Great Falls, Merrifield, and Bull Run.

[6/14 at 8:35] A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Northwestern Fairfax County until 9:15 PM (see shaded area in graphic below). Gusty winds and hail are possible with this line of storms. Take shelter if outside.

📍Fairfax County locations impacted: Centreville, Reston, Annandale, Herndon, City of Fairfax, Vienna, Mantua, Burke, Oakton, Chantilly, Wolf Trap, Great Falls, Merrifield, and Bull Run.

[6/14 at 7:35 PM] ⚠️ A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for Fairfax County until 2 AM. Damaging wind gusts will...
06/14/2021

[6/14 at 7:35 PM] ⚠️ A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for Fairfax County until 2 AM. Damaging wind gusts will be the primary threat with isolated large hail and isolated tornadoes possible. Stay weather aware and know what to do if a warning is issued.

[6/14 at 7:35 PM] ⚠️ A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for Fairfax County until 2 AM. Damaging wind gusts will be the primary threat with isolated large hail and isolated tornadoes possible. Stay weather aware and know what to do if a warning is issued.

Powerful storms can pack a windy punch (hopefully not tonight)! Don’t wait until you’re in the dark. Check your emergenc...
06/14/2021

Powerful storms can pack a windy punch (hopefully not tonight)! Don’t wait until you’re in the dark. Check your emergency kit now to ensure you have plenty of batteries and other essential supplies on hand.

📝Emergency Kit Checklist from our Fairfax CERG (Appendix D.) available in multiple languages: https://bit.ly/317qLHa

Powerful storms can pack a windy punch (hopefully not tonight)! Don’t wait until you’re in the dark. Check your emergency kit now to ensure you have plenty of batteries and other essential supplies on hand.

📝Emergency Kit Checklist from our Fairfax CERG (Appendix D.) available in multiple languages: https://bit.ly/317qLHa

Heads up tonight! Be sure you have several ways to receive weather alerts and keep your devices charged. 🔌📲📻
06/14/2021

Heads up tonight! Be sure you have several ways to receive weather alerts and keep your devices charged. 🔌📲📻

As the weather gets warmer, it is important to know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. For more ...
06/14/2021

As the weather gets warmer, it is important to know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. For more information on extreme heat, visit the CERG!

CERG: https://bit.ly/359UX83

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As the weather gets warmer, it is important to know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. For more information on extreme heat, visit the CERG!

CERG: https://bit.ly/359UX83

#ReadyFairfax

There is a slight risk (yellow areas) of severe thunderstorms across the region today.🕐Timing: Greatest risk 6 PM-midnig...
06/14/2021

There is a slight risk (yellow areas) of severe thunderstorms across the region today.
🕐Timing: Greatest risk 6 PM-midnight
🌩️Hazards: Damaging wind gusts & possible hail
📲Action: Sign up for Fairfax Alerts to receive weather alerts (watches and warnings). https://bit.ly/2V0wJ9Z

There is a slight risk (yellow areas) of severe thunderstorms across the region today.
🕐Timing: Greatest risk 6 PM-midnight
🌩️Hazards: Damaging wind gusts & possible hail
📲Action: Sign up for Fairfax Alerts to receive weather alerts (watches and warnings). https://bit.ly/2V0wJ9Z

The Community Emergency Response Guide (CERG) has many different hazard pages that include what it is, key terms, and wh...
06/13/2021

The Community Emergency Response Guide (CERG) has many different hazard pages that include what it is, key terms, and what to do before, during, and after the emergency. Visit the CERG: https://bit.ly/2VSWqsx

#ReadyFairfax
#ExtremeHeat
#FairfaxCERG

The Community Emergency Response Guide (CERG) has many different hazard pages that include what it is, key terms, and what to do before, during, and after the emergency. Visit the CERG: https://bit.ly/2VSWqsx

#ReadyFairfax
#ExtremeHeat
#FairfaxCERG

Make sure you take care of yourself and your family (including pets), when it is hot out. 😎CERG Extreme Heat: https://bi...
06/13/2021

Make sure you take care of yourself and your family (including pets), when it is hot out. 😎

CERG Extreme Heat: https://bit.ly/359UX83

#ReadyFairfax
#ExtremeHeat

Make sure you take care of yourself and your family (including pets), when it is hot out. 😎

CERG Extreme Heat: https://bit.ly/359UX83

#ReadyFairfax
#ExtremeHeat

In 2014-2018, fire departments went to an annual average of 8,900 home fires involving grills, hibachis or barbecues per...
06/12/2021

In 2014-2018, fire departments went to an annual average of 8,900 home fires involving grills, hibachis or barbecues per year, including 3,900 structure fires and 4,900 outside or unclassified fires. 🔥🧯

#ReadyFairfax

In 2014-2018, fire departments went to an annual average of 8,900 home fires involving grills, hibachis or barbecues per year, including 3,900 structure fires and 4,900 outside or unclassified fires. 🔥🧯

#ReadyFairfax

The latest COVID vaccine info ⤵️.
06/11/2021

The latest COVID vaccine info ⤵️.

Government Center COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic to Offer Walk-in Hours; Closed in Observance of Juneteenth
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Beginning today, Friday, June 11, the Fairfax County Government Center COVID-19 vaccination clinic will provide walk-in appointments. Appointments may still be scheduled ahead of time.

On Friday, June 18, the Health Department’s vaccination clinic sites, including the Government Center, will be closed in observance of Juneteenth. The Government Center vaccination clinic will be open on Saturday, June 19.

Learn more: https://bit.ly/3wixGgg

06/11/2021

👀Do you pay attention to your surroundings? By being alert and reporting suspicious activity, you can protect your family, neighbors, and community.

[6/11 at 6:09 PM UPDATE]: The Flash Flood Watch has been cancelled for the county.  [6/11 at 2:45 PM] A Flash Flood Watc...
06/11/2021

[6/11 at 6:09 PM UPDATE]: The Flash Flood Watch has been cancelled for the county.

[6/11 at 2:45 PM] A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for Fairfax County until midnight tonight. Periods of heavy rainfall is expected at times into tonight which may produce instances of localized flash flooding. If you come across high water, turn around!

[6/10 at 7:15 PM UPDATE]: The Flash Flood Warning has been cancelled. The Flash Flood Watch  remains in effect until mid...
06/10/2021

[6/10 at 7:15 PM UPDATE]: The Flash Flood Warning has been cancelled. The Flash Flood Watch remains in effect until midnight. #VaWx

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[6/10 at 5:17 PM] A Flash Flood Warning has been issued for Central Fairfax County until 8:15 PM. NWS radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area (highlighted in graphic below).

📍Some locations that may experience flash flooding include: Reston, Herndon, Annandale, Vienna, Springfield, City of Fairfax, Mantua, Groveton, and Pimmit Hills.

⚠️ Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. A Flash Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. If you are in the warned area move to higher ground immediately. Residents living along streams and creeks should take immediate precautions to protect life and property.

The rain has started in Fairfax County just in time for the evening commute! A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect until...
06/10/2021

The rain has started in Fairfax County just in time for the evening commute! A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect until midnight.

A few safety reminders for the road:
🚗 Wipers on, headlights on
📏 Keep distance between cars
🚧 Do not drive through moving water or around barricades

The rain has started in Fairfax County just in time for the evening commute! A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect until midnight.

A few safety reminders for the road:
🚗 Wipers on, headlights on
📏 Keep distance between cars
🚧 Do not drive through moving water or around barricades

Showers and thunderstorms will develop early to mid-afternoon with increasing coverage and intensity likely later in the...
06/10/2021

Showers and thunderstorms will develop early to mid-afternoon with increasing coverage and intensity likely later in the afternoon and into this evening and tonight.

Take your time getting home today.

#ReadyFairfax

Showers and thunderstorms will develop early to mid-afternoon with increasing coverage and intensity likely later in the afternoon and into this evening and tonight.

Take your time getting home today.

#ReadyFairfax

Make a list & check it twice. List the address & number of all the places you can take your pet in an emergency. Find ou...
06/10/2021

Make a list & check it twice. List the address & number of all the places you can take your pet in an emergency. Find out in advance where you can take your pets when an emergency happens in your community

Find a hotel: https://bit.ly/3v4IpJI

#PetPreparedness
#ReadyFairfax

Make a list & check it twice. List the address & number of all the places you can take your pet in an emergency. Find out in advance where you can take your pets when an emergency happens in your community

Find a hotel: https://bit.ly/3v4IpJI

#PetPreparedness
#ReadyFairfax

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Flash Flood Watch for our area from noon today until midnight. Reminder:...
06/10/2021

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Flash Flood Watch for our area from noon today until midnight.

Reminder: Don't drive through flooded water. If a road is blocked, turn around and find another way.

#ReadyFairfax

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Flash Flood Watch for our area from noon today until midnight.

Reminder: Don't drive through flooded water. If a road is blocked, turn around and find another way.

#ReadyFairfax

Localized rain totals of 2-4 inches is possible and could cause flash flooding of creeks, steams, low-lying areas and in...
06/10/2021

Localized rain totals of 2-4 inches is possible and could cause flash flooding of creeks, steams, low-lying areas and infrastructure such as highway intersections and underpasses, and the typical street flooding in residential areas.

#ReadyFairfax

Localized rain totals of 2-4 inches is possible and could cause flash flooding of creeks, steams, low-lying areas and infrastructure such as highway intersections and underpasses, and the typical street flooding in residential areas.

#ReadyFairfax

If officials tell you to evacuate before a storm, don't leave pets behind! Practice evacuating in the car with your anim...
06/10/2021

If officials tell you to evacuate before a storm, don't leave pets behind!

Practice evacuating in the car with your animals, so they’re more comfortable if you need to evacuate in an emergency.

#PetPreparedness
#ReadyFairfax

If officials tell you to evacuate before a storm, don't leave pets behind!

Practice evacuating in the car with your animals, so they’re more comfortable if you need to evacuate in an emergency.

#PetPreparedness
#ReadyFairfax

[6/10 at 7:10 AM] ⚠️ A Flash Flood Watch is in effect at noon today through this evening.  Slow moving thunderstorms may...
06/10/2021

[6/10 at 7:10 AM] ⚠️ A Flash Flood Watch is in effect at noon today through this evening. Slow moving thunderstorms may produce several inches of rain, resulting in flooding. Stay weather aware and sign up for Fairfax Alerts to receive up to date weather alerts and significant road closures ➡️ www.fairfaxcounty.gov/alerts.

[6/10 at 7:10 AM] ⚠️ A Flash Flood Watch is in effect at noon today through this evening. Slow moving thunderstorms may produce several inches of rain, resulting in flooding. Stay weather aware and sign up for Fairfax Alerts to receive up to date weather alerts and significant road closures ➡️ www.fairfaxcounty.gov/alerts.

Take time to refresh your pets emergency kit-check water, food, & make sure their favorite toy is included to reduce str...
06/09/2021

Take time to refresh your pets emergency kit-check water, food, & make sure their favorite toy is included to reduce stress!

#PetPreparedness
#ReadyFairfax

Take time to refresh your pets emergency kit-check water, food, & make sure their favorite toy is included to reduce stress!

#PetPreparedness
#ReadyFairfax

Think about “microchipping” your pet. These permanent implants help locate your pet following a disaster. Tip: Keep your...
06/09/2021

Think about “microchipping” your pet. These permanent implants help locate your pet following a disaster.

Tip: Keep your pets’ microchip registration info current so you can be contacted if your pet gets lost in a disaster.

#PetPreparedness
#ReadyFairfax

Think about “microchipping” your pet. These permanent implants help locate your pet following a disaster.

Tip: Keep your pets’ microchip registration info current so you can be contacted if your pet gets lost in a disaster.

#PetPreparedness
#ReadyFairfax

Expect another hot and humid day with a chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms. Heat Safety Tips:🚫 Never leave ch...
06/09/2021

Expect another hot and humid day with a chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Heat Safety Tips:
🚫 Never leave children or pets alone in a closed vehicle
🚑 Recognize & respond to heat-related illnesses
💦 Stay hydrated
🏡 Check on neighbors, elderly & those at risk
📝 Extreme Heat CERG Hazard Page: https://bit.ly/2VSWqsx

Expect another hot and humid day with a chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Heat Safety Tips:
🚫 Never leave children or pets alone in a closed vehicle
🚑 Recognize & respond to heat-related illnesses
💦 Stay hydrated
🏡 Check on neighbors, elderly & those at risk
📝 Extreme Heat CERG Hazard Page: https://bit.ly/2VSWqsx

06/08/2021

Fairfax County OEM Presents: Pet Preparedness 📽️

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#PetPreparedness

June is National #PetPreparedness Month. Include your pets in your family emergency plan!  Fairfax County Animal Shelter...
06/08/2021

June is National #PetPreparedness Month. Include your pets in your family emergency plan! Fairfax County Animal Shelter Pet Preparedness: https://bit.ly/2SgsVVL

#PetPreparedness
#ReadyFairfax
#FairfaxCERG

June is National #PetPreparedness Month. Include your pets in your family emergency plan! Fairfax County Animal Shelter Pet Preparedness: https://bit.ly/2SgsVVL

#PetPreparedness
#ReadyFairfax
#FairfaxCERG

Did you know that today is #BestFriendDay? Reach out to your best friend(s) and talk to them about being prepared for em...
06/08/2021

Did you know that today is #BestFriendDay? Reach out to your best friend(s) and talk to them about being prepared for emergencies. Use the CERG to help them make a plan and a kit!

CERG: https://bit.ly/2RxftMU

#ReadyFairfax
#FairfaxCERG

Did you know that today is #BestFriendDay? Reach out to your best friend(s) and talk to them about being prepared for emergencies. Use the CERG to help them make a plan and a kit!

CERG: https://bit.ly/2RxftMU

#ReadyFairfax
#FairfaxCERG

June 9 Virtual Remembrance Ceremony for Northern Virginia COVID-19 Victims - Fairfax County Emergency Information
06/07/2021
June 9 Virtual Remembrance Ceremony for Northern Virginia COVID-19 Victims - Fairfax County Emergency Information

June 9 Virtual Remembrance Ceremony for Northern Virginia COVID-19 Victims - Fairfax County Emergency Information

We’re taking time to remember lives lost due to COVID-19. You’re invited to join us online and watch as Fairfax County Government will host the Northern Virginia Regional Commission’s COVID-19 Remembrance Ceremony on Wednesday, June 9, at 6 p.m. The ceremony will honor and remember all of the ...

National Higher Education Day is designed to educate and inspire future graduates. Have you considered a career in Emerg...
06/06/2021

National Higher Education Day is designed to educate and inspire future graduates. Have you considered a career in Emergency Management?

Here are some colleges/universities where you can study EM: https://bit.ly/3fVH3gd

#NationalHigherEducationDay
#ReadyFairfax

National Higher Education Day is designed to educate and inspire future graduates. Have you considered a career in Emergency Management?

Here are some colleges/universities where you can study EM: https://bit.ly/3fVH3gd

#NationalHigherEducationDay
#ReadyFairfax

Another HOT day today with temperatures in the 90s and the heat index may reach close to 100°. Keep heat safety in mind ...
06/06/2021

Another HOT day today with temperatures in the 90s and the heat index may reach close to 100°.

Keep heat safety in mind with these tips:
🚰 Stay hydrated and take breaks in the shade
👚 Wear lightweight and light colored clothing
👵 Check on those who are more vulnerable to heat
🚙 Never leave kids or pets unattended in your vehicle
☀️Avoid strenuous activity when outdoors

Another HOT day today with temperatures in the 90s and the heat index may reach close to 100°.

Keep heat safety in mind with these tips:
🚰 Stay hydrated and take breaks in the shade
👚 Wear lightweight and light colored clothing
👵 Check on those who are more vulnerable to heat
🚙 Never leave kids or pets unattended in your vehicle
☀️Avoid strenuous activity when outdoors

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