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Fairfax Residents Asked To Submit Flooding Damage Reports

Fairfax Residents Asked To Submit Flooding Damage Reports

From Fairfax County Emergency Blog:

In order to qualify for federal disaster assistance, Fairfax County needs to prove that a certain percentage of its residents were impacted by an incident. Last week’s flooding impacted many homes and businesses – and the Office of Emergency Management needs to hear from you.

Contact the Office of Emergency Management by phone at 571-350-1000 or by email to report your damage.

Get Up to $5,000 in Grants to Beautify Your Neighborhood

From Fairfax County:


The Neighborhood Enhancement Partnership Program is a competitive application process to enhance the quality of life in neighborhoods by supporting projects and initiatives that assist in achieving the county’s vision elements. 

The partnership program's goals are to:

Flooding Safety Tips and Previous Flooding Locations

Flooding Safety Tips and Previous Flooding Locations

From Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department:


Flash flooding of roads, streams, and other low-lying areas during heavy and prolonged rainfall can be dangerous. This is especially true for motorists attempting to negotiate a roadway that cannot be easily seen because of high water and limited visibility. Flooding due to high rainfall and swollen streams can take its toll on the unsuspecting driver. The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department offers the following safety tips when flooding is forecasted and locations of past flooding areas. 

Never drive through a flooded roadway; the depth, current, and condition of the road are all unknowns and can be deadly.

If you come to a flooded area while driving, stop and take an alternate route.

If your vehicle stalls on a flooded road and water is rising, get out of car, call 911, and move to higher ground.

Fire-Rescue Units Battle Two Unrelated Second-Alarm Blazes

From Loudoun County Fire-Rescue Services:

On Sunday evening, July 31, 2011 Loudoun County Fire Rescue experienced two, unrelated 2-alarm fires dispatched within one minute of each other. At approximately 7:06 pm, the Loudoun County Emergency Communications Center began receiving multiple 911 calls reporting heavy smoke from the strip shopping center located at 46000 Old Ox Road.  First arriving units confirmed a working fire and requested a second alarm. In total, Fire-Rescue units from Moorefield, Sterling, Dulles South, Ashburn, Fairfax County and Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority-Dulles responded to the scene.

Loudoun County Fire Marshal personnel responded to the incident at Old Ox Road and are investigating the cause of the fire and damages.  No civilian injuries were reported and one firefighter was transported from the scene for check out. 

Going Green Can Be Stress Free

For some people going green can be stressful.  Many of us see environmental consciousness as another project to add to a  never-ending and always growing to do list. Other thoughts I’ve heard are: What’s it going to cost?  I don’t have the time for this; everyone else is doing it so I don’t have to bother…one person won’t make a difference. 

     Well, let’s clear up these negative misconceptions.  Yes, you do make a difference.  A positive difference!  And yes, it will make a difference in your life, in your health, and for future generations. Think of your kids and grandkids! Remember, when you light a candle and then light many other candles from that original flame, you will not diminish the light of the original candle…you can light up the world from the original flame.  How’s that for the power of one?