Here are a few resources for your records:
• Call 9-1-1 in a true emergency
• For current road conditions: call 5-1-1 or visit 511Virginia.org
• Report road problems: 1-800-FOR-ROADS (367-7623)
• For statewide info: www.VAemergency.gov
• General Emergency Planning Tips: http://www.vaemergency.gov/readyvirginia/makeaplan
• Tips for Seniors: http://www.vaemergency.gov/readyvirginia/getakit/older
• Power Outage Tips: http://www.vaemergency.gov/readyvirginia/stayinformed/blackouts
• Tips for keeping pets safe: http://www.vaemergency.gov/readyvirginia/getakit/pets
• Other Emergency Information Links: www.ReadyVirginia.gov
• 2-1-1 Virginia is serving as the public inquiry number for Virginia residents
• #77 on a cell phone to report a traffic crash or traffic emergency
• Loudoun County Sheriff non-emergency number: 703-777-1021
• Prince William County Police non-emergency number: 703-792-6500
• Loudoun Water: 571-291-7878
• Washington Gas: 703-750-1400
• Follow @VaDOTNOVA on Twitter
• To see the status of plowing in northern Virginia neighborhoods: www.vdotplows.org
• Report unplowed roads: firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-367-7623
• Your local emergency management office information: https://lemd.vdem.virginia.gov/Public/Default.aspx
o FAIRFAX: David McKernan
4890 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030
571 350 1000
o LOUDOUN: Kevin Johnson
801 Sycolin Road, SE, Suite 100, Leesburg, VA 20175
o PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY: Patrick M. Collins
George T. Owens Operations Center
3 County Complex, Manassas, VA 22192
Report Power Outages:
• Dominion Power: 1866-DOM-HELP (366-4357)
• NOVEC: 1-888-335-0500
• PEPCO: 1-877-PEPCO-62 (737-2662)
Some Safety Tips:
• Visit www.ReadyVirginia.gov.
• Use flashlights for emergency lighting instead of candles.
• Unplug electrical equipment until a steady power supply returns.
• Practice proper generator and surface heater safety.
• Leave one light turned on so you know when power is restored.
• Eliminate unnecessary travel, especially by car. Traffic signals will stop working during an outage, creating traffic congestion. If you come upon a non-working traffic signal, treat each traffic light as a four-way stop, with the driver on the right having the right-of-way. Proceed with caution only when traffic permits and enter intersections only when it is safe to do so, using your turn signals to let other motorists know your intentions.
• If traffic lights are on flash, treat a flashing red as a stop (treat it like a stop sign). For flashing yellow, proceed with caution.
Tips for dealing with severe weather:
o Decide how and where everyone will meet up with each other if separated.
o Choose an out-of-town emergency contact for your family and give that person’s phone number to each family member.
o Sign up for text alerts/weather warnings that may be offered by your locality.
o Know the weather terms and what you should do:
o Flood Watch or Flash Flood Watch: There is an increased possibility of flooding or a flash flood in your area.
o Flood Warning: Flooding is occurring or will likely occur very soon. If emergency officials advise you to evacuate, do so immediately.
o Flash Flood Warning: Flash flooding is occurring. Seek higher ground immediately – don’t wait for official instructions.
o Be prepared to evacuate. If evacuated, don’t return to your home until local officials say it is safe. After floodwaters recede, roads could be weakened and could collapse. Buildings might be unstable, and drinking water might be contaminated.
o Use common sense and look for information. If water is rising quickly or you see a moving wall of mud or debris, immediately move to higher ground.
o Do not walk through moving water. Look for areas where the water is not moving. What might seem like a small amount of moving water can easily knock you down.
o Do not drive into flooded areas. If your vehicle becomes surrounded by rising water, get out quickly and move to higher ground, if possible.
o Flood water might cut off access to roads. Be prepared to stay where you are until floodwaters recede.
Flood preparedness information available at: