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Spending time outdoors today? You won't be alone--there's an abundance of ticks lurking out there just waiting to make y...
05/19/2019
Your Field Guide to Battle Ticks in Fairfax County

Spending time outdoors today? You won't be alone--there's an abundance of ticks lurking out there just waiting to make your acquaintance. 😱 Don't get sick from the bite of a tick! Find out about the types of ticks found here, how to avoid getting bitten and how to remove a tick safely if you do, with our handy field guide.

Don't get sick from the bite of a tick. This guide provides tips and key information about battling ticks in Fairfax County.

Our friends at the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department always go the extra mile for our residents. 💗🚒
05/18/2019

Our friends at the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department always go the extra mile for our residents. 💗🚒

This afternoon, Engine 402, Vienna, and Medic 430, Merrifield, C-Shift were dispatched for a person feeling ill. He fell ill while mowing. The Medic transported him to an area hospital for a check-up. E402 saw there was still mowing to be done so the crew finished up so the gentleman would not have to worry about it upon his return home. #FCFRD

Looking for LOVE? We know where you can find it! As Visit Fairfax celebrates the 50th anniversary of the “Virginia is ...
05/18/2019

Looking for LOVE? We know where you can find it! As Visit Fairfax celebrates the 50th anniversary of the “Virginia is for Lovers” tourism slogan, the LOVEwork sign will travel to 11 destinations across the county—and find its permanent home at the Workhouse Arts Center where it will be “bedazzled” by artists-in-residence. Head over to the Tysons Corner Plaza for LOVE, and learn where else you can find it this summer: www.fxva.com/love

No time like the present to make sure you're prepared for emergencies. Sign up for local alerts, learn about CPR, pick u...
05/17/2019

No time like the present to make sure you're prepared for emergencies. Sign up for local alerts, learn about CPR, pick up a preparedness starter kit and more at the Preparedness Awareness Weekend this Saturday. Details at the link: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/emergencymanagement/fairfaxpaw

Learn how to build an emergency kit and make a plan for your whole family by checking out our 🆓 Preparedness Awareness Weekend (PAW) this Saturday, May 18th. For more information on this community event, visit: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/emergencymanagement/FairfaxPAW #PrepareNow #ReadyFairfax

Wine, whiskers and wags, wine whiskers and wags! But that's not all. There's a ton of fun stuff happening this weekend. ...
05/16/2019
Fairfax County Weekender - May 17-19, 2019 - Fairfax County Government NewsCenter

Wine, whiskers and wags, wine whiskers and wags! But that's not all. There's a ton of fun stuff happening this weekend. Spring gardening, including the always awesome plant sale at Green Spring Gardens, art, yoga, a full moon boat tour, bats and their habitat, and did we mention dessert? All in this issue of Weekender! Check it out!

May 17: Art Fest Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival: More than 200 artists from across the nation present original artworks in 16 categories of fine arts and crafts at the Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE) event. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Reston Town Center. All ages. $5 suggested donation. More....

"Wine, Whiskers and Wags" pretty much says it all, but just in case you need more details, picture yourself on a beautif...
05/15/2019

"Wine, Whiskers and Wags" pretty much says it all, but just in case you need more details, picture yourself on a beautiful spring Sunday (this one, in fact...) enjoying delicious food and drink, a lovely rustic atmosphere, music and games and, perhaps most importantly, dogs! Bring your own friendly dog and meet adoptables from the Fairfax County Animal Shelter at this Sunday's Wine, Whiskers and Wags.

Don’t miss the Friends of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter's 13th annual "best ever, dog friendly, wine abundant, delight inducing, pat-yourself-on-the-back-for-supporting-a-good-cause event!

Details at the link. http://www.ffcas.org/wine/

05/13/2019

Northbound lanes of the George Washington Parkway from 123/Chain Bridge Road to I-495 Capital Beltway will remain closed today. Tomorrow afternoon, weather permitting, a single left lane may open. It will take an additional four to six weeks for permanent repairs by the National Park Service.

The number of people with mental illness in U.S. jails has reached crisis levels. In counties across the nation, some ja...
05/13/2019
Reducing the Number of People With Mental Illness in Jail - Fairfax County Government NewsCenter

The number of people with mental illness in U.S. jails has reached crisis levels. In counties across the nation, some jails now have more people with mental illness than in local psychiatric hospitals.

Stepping Up is a nationwide initiative to reduce the number of people with mental illness in jails. Learn what Fairfax County is doing to address this crisis, including the Diversion First program and the new Mental Health Docket starting this summer, at the link.

The number of people with mental illness in U.S. jails has reached crisis levels. In counties across the nation, some jails now have more people with mental illness than in local psychiatric hospitals. Stepping Up is a nationwide initiative to reduce the number of people with mental illness in jails...

Anyone traveling within the service area of the Metrorail Blue and Yellow Line this summer will be impacted by the stati...
05/10/2019

Anyone traveling within the service area of the Metrorail Blue and Yellow Line this summer will be impacted by the station shutdowns south of the Ronald Reagan National Airport from Memorial Day through early September. Get your transportation alternative questions answered live during our online chat, or submit them in advance, at the link. https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/askfairfax/ActiveDiscussion.aspx?roomid=138

An owl outing, a comic con, campfire and coffeehouses, spring fun, a golf tournament and even dueling dulcimers (plus mu...
05/09/2019
Fairfax County Weekender - May 10-12, 2019 - Fairfax County Government NewsCenter

An owl outing, a comic con, campfire and coffeehouses, spring fun, a golf tournament and even dueling dulcimers (plus much more!) all in this issue of Weekender!

May 10: It’s a Hoot! Family Owl Outing: Discover the secret world of owls. Learn what makes these raptors excellent night predators with a presentation followed by a trail hike. Hopefully you will hear or spot one of Huntley’s resident owls. From 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Huntley Meadows Park. Ages 6 an...

The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the $4.45 billion General Fund FY 2020 Budget at its meeting today, Tuesda...
05/07/2019
Adopted FY 2020 Budget Maintains Current Real Estate Tax Rate - Fairfax County Government NewsCenter

The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the $4.45 billion General Fund FY 2020 Budget at its meeting today, Tuesday, May 7. The adopted Budget maintains the current real estate tax rate and fully funds the Fairfax County Public Schools request. Details at the link.

The Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted the $4.45 billion General Fund FY 2020 Budget at its meeting today, May 7. The budget becomes effective July 1, 2019. County Executive Bryan J. Hill presented his proposed budget in February, which was followed by two months of public input and meetings.....

May is Building Safety Month. Keep these tips and how-tos in mind when planning your home improvement project!
05/06/2019
5 Safety Tips to Conquer Home Improvement Season - Fairfax County Government NewsCenter

May is Building Safety Month. Keep these tips and how-tos in mind when planning your home improvement project!

You may start to wander the aisles of your local home improvement store, dreaming of updated outdoor patios, kitchens and other upgrades to a house or condo. But before you power up the electric drill, we’d like you to keep in mind these safety tips and how-tos.

We know we say it a lot but there's some pretty cool stuff to do this weekend in Fairfax County! Serenading frogs and to...
05/03/2019
Fairfax County Weekender - May 3-5, 2019 - Fairfax County Government NewsCenter

We know we say it a lot but there's some pretty cool stuff to do this weekend in Fairfax County! Serenading frogs and toads, tomato tossing, wagon rides, country dancing and even a Jedi academy! What's on your weekend agenda?

May 3: Rhythm of the Heat Intro to Djembe Drumming and Drum Circle: Back by popular demand! Bring the family to this creative (and de-stressing) Friday evening master class. Participants will learn the elements of djembe drumming from artist Kofi Dennis and use those skills in a group drum circle. F...

Our friends at the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department made yet another save yesterday--but this time instead of h...
05/01/2019
Firefighters And Paramedics Make A Bee-Line To Help Out

Our friends at the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department made yet another save yesterday--but this time instead of humans it was a swarm of bees who needed help. Check it out at the link.

By: Captain David Weand Station 23, West Annandale, C-Shift At times, people call the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department for a variety of non-fire or emergency medical situations – usually w…

Wait a minute, how did we not know that it's National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day? The good news is the Fairfax County Anima...
04/30/2019

Wait a minute, how did we not know that it's National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day? The good news is the Fairfax County Animal Shelter is open from noon to 7 p.m. and they just happen to have a whole bunch of awesome shelter pets waiting to meet you. Let them help you find a new BFF!

Happy National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day!!! Looking for a way to celebrate? Well aren't you in luck, we just happen to have shelter pets... who are available for adoption... and we're open today from noon to 7pm! Woohoo!! If you've had a pet before or if you're a first time pet parent, we want to help match you up with the ideal pet, so come on in and meet your new best friend.

04/30/2019
Your Guide to Snakes in Fairfax County - Fairfax County Government NewsCenter

Fairfax County is home to an array of snake species, most of which are non-venomous and pose no threat to people. They’re actually beneficial and provide a valuable service in our communities in the way of pest control. Learn more at the link.

Fairfax County is home to an array of snake species, most of which are non-venomous and pose no threat to people. Here's what you need to know about snakes in our community.

Tornado Warning until 3:15 p.m. Stay safe!
04/26/2019
Tornado Warning Issued for Fairfax County Until 3:15 p.m.

Tornado Warning until 3:15 p.m. Stay safe!

Posted at 2:45 p.m. The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Warning for Fairfax County. Take cover now! Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Av…

A Tornado Watch is in effect until 9 p.m. Scattered severe thunderstorms capable of producing damaging winds and isolate...
04/26/2019

A Tornado Watch is in effect until 9 p.m. Scattered severe thunderstorms capable of producing damaging winds and isolated tornadoes are possible this afternoon into the early evening hours. Stay weather aware!

Are you signed up for Fairfax Alerts? Get important weather information and other notifications straight to your mobile device. www.fairfaxcounty.gov/alerts

You won’t want to miss Springfest 2019 on what should be a beautiful spring day! 🌤 🌸 🌳 Check out the environm...
04/26/2019
Fairfax County Weekender - April 26-28, 2019 - Fairfax County Government NewsCenter

You won’t want to miss Springfest 2019 on what should be a beautiful spring day! 🌤 🌸 🌳 Check out the environmental obstacle course, crafts, bees and trees, consult with master gardeners, buy plants for your garden and more. Plus music, a petting zoo and food trucks.

And that’s just one of the great events happening in Fairfax County this weekend! Check out Weekender for all the details.

April 26: Stretch It Out Free Yoga for Seniors and Older Adults: Join a certified instructor to experience the serenity of simple yoga and take away techniques to use every day to enjoy your life to the fullest. Bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothes. From 11 a.m. to noon at Tysons-Pimmit Reg...

We may not live in Tornado Alley but last week's confirmed tornado in Reston is a frightening reminder that they can and...
04/23/2019
Know What to Do During the Next Tornado Warning - Fairfax County Government NewsCenter

We may not live in Tornado Alley but last week's confirmed tornado in Reston is a frightening reminder that they can and do happen here. Were you in the area when the tornado hit? Did you receive the warning and know to seek shelter immediately? Make sure you're not caught off guard when a tornado warning is issued. Details at the link.

Last Friday night, April 19, heavy storms swept through Fairfax County. Earlier in the day, a tornado watch was issued by the National Weather Service to warn residents about the severity of the storm, and later in the evening a tornado warning was issued, indicating that there could be imminent dan...

Details from the US National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington’s survey of the tornado yesterday evening in Reston.
04/20/2019

Details from the US National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington’s survey of the tornado yesterday evening in Reston.

We've completed our survey of yesterday evening's tornado in Reston, VA. For details, see our write-up (linked below) and the attached graphic.
https://nwschat.weather.gov/p.php?pid=201904202030-KLWX-NOUS41-PNSLWX

If you have lost power, make sure to report your outage! Never assume a neighbor has reported it.Dominion Virginia Power...
04/20/2019
Power Outage? Here’s What to Do

If you have lost power, make sure to report your outage! Never assume a neighbor has reported it.

Dominion Virginia Power: 1-866-DOM-HELP (1-866-366-4357), TTY 711

Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative (NOVEC): 1-888-335-0500 or 703-335-0500, TTY 711

(Posted 5:00 a.m.) As the storm continues to do its work, you may well find yourself without power. Snow is predicted to continue throughout the day, along with heavy winds. Be prepared and know wh…

04/19/2019
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department

When heavy rain and flash flooding occur, you can assume there will be a few roadways in the area that will be impacted as well.

Unfortunately, our firefighters and paramedics can also assume there will be several calls for help as people attempt to drive their cars through flooded roadways only to stall and become trapped. This puts both the driver, any passengers AND our firefighters and paramedics in needless danger!

Please take a moment to watch the video, from our friends at the National Weather Service, which highlights the danger.

A tornado watch has been issued until midnight. Stay alert to changing weather conditions. Pay attention to weather fore...
04/19/2019

A tornado watch has been issued until midnight. Stay alert to changing weather conditions. Pay attention to weather forecasts.

A tornado watch has been issued for parts of DC, MD, VA, WV until 12 AM EDT

There's some heavy rainfall headed our way today! Sign up for severe weather alerts from Fairfax Alerts to make sure you...
04/19/2019
Alerts | Topics

There's some heavy rainfall headed our way today! Sign up for severe weather alerts from Fairfax Alerts to make sure you're prepared! It’s simple. If we can’t reach you, we can’t alert you. Sign up for Fairfax Alerts today: http://fairfaxcounty.gov/alerts

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The US National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington says training storms and multiple rounds of heavy rain may cause fl...
04/19/2019

The US National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington says training storms and multiple rounds of heavy rain may cause flash flooding, with potential rainfall amounts over 3 inches locally Friday afternoon and evening. Damaging winds with an isolated tornado are possible.

A flash flood watch is in effect through late Friday night. Stay weather aware!

Heavy rain and thunderstorms are likely for Friday with some strong to severe storms possible. The main threat for this event will be damaging winds with an isolated tornado possible. Check weather.gov/lwx for more information.

Make and take bird feeders, baskets and bunnies, butterflies and blossoms—and that’s just the Bs! There’s also dan...
04/18/2019
Fairfax County Weekender -April 19-21, 2019 - Fairfax County Government NewsCenter

Make and take bird feeders, baskets and bunnies, butterflies and blossoms—and that’s just the Bs! There’s also dancing, egg hunts, a history mystery and more, all in this issue of Weekender.

April 19: It’s for the Birds Make and Take Science: Bird Feeders: Create a bird feeder to hang at home in honor of National Bird-Feeding Month! You’ll go home with a copy of the instructions, too. Supplies are limited. From 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Patrick Henry Library. All ages. Free. For more inform...

For a limited time, now through June 14, you can get discounted prices on solar panels and electric vehicle charging sta...
04/17/2019
Save Big With Discounts from Solarize Fairfax County - Fairfax County Government NewsCenter

For a limited time, now through June 14, you can get discounted prices on solar panels and electric vehicle charging stations through Solarize Fairfax County. Details at the link.

Do you want to slash your electricity bill by 60% or more? You could if you go solar! For a limited time, now through June 14, you can get discounted prices on solar panels and electric vehicle charging stations through Solarize Fairfax County. The Best Time Ever to Go Solar We’re offering the ....

Fairfax County’s public safety telecommunicators answer approximately 1 million calls per year requesting public safet...
04/16/2019
It’s National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

Fairfax County’s public safety telecommunicators answer approximately 1 million calls per year requesting public safety service! A big shout out to these dedicated professionals for the challenging work they do so well!

Hopefully you'll never need 9-1-1, but rest assured that our dedicated staff of call-takers and dispatchers is ready to assist 24/7, 365 days per year. More info at the link.

Posted at 11 a.m. T his week, April 14-20, is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. Every year during the second week of April, the telecommunications personnel in the public safety commun…

Damaging winds are the primary threat from storms headed our way, but isolated tornadoes and large hail can't be ruled o...
04/14/2019

Damaging winds are the primary threat from storms headed our way, but isolated tornadoes and large hail can't be ruled out. Two rounds of showers and thunderstorms are expected—one this evening and another overnight. A tornado watch is in effect until 3 a.m.

Are you signed up for Fairfax Alerts? Weather and emergency info direct to your mobile device. www.fairfaxcounty.gov/alerts.

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