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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.

It’s that Time Again – The Capital Home Show is Back!

From Linda Roth PR:


The Capital Home Show returns to the Dulles Expo Center Friday, September 23 through Sunday, September 25 with new and exciting ideas on how to finish up lingering projects and get any home ready for winter.  Meet area experts in home design and renovation, discover the latest developments in green home products and snag cutting-edge creative ideas!  There will be dynamic stage demonstrations focused on both home design and fresh cooking trends, as well as guest appearances by celebrity headliners.

“This year the show is focused on using easy techniques with affordable products to get the best results.  We have an amazing group of local industry experts all under one roof, all of whom are eager to share tips and tricks,” show manager Alyson Caplan said.

Highlights of the fall Show include: 

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. 

Mortgage Assistance Workshops to be Held July 13, 16

From Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs:


The Hunter Mill District Office is sponsoring two workshops to help residents who may need mortgage assistance. The first workshop is Wednesday, July 13, at 7 p.m. in the Pennino Building, 12011 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, Room 206, A/B. A second workshop will be conducted in Spanish and Vietnamese on Saturday, July 16, at 9 a.m. in the same location.

Fairfax County Names Non-Profit Partner for Affordable Housing Program

From Fairfax County:


June 22, 2011 – Fairfax County has named the Northern Virginia Family Service Collaborative (NVFS) as its provider for the county’s newest affordable housing program. Bridging Affordability, a key component of the Housing Blueprint, through its partnership with NVFS will leverage resources generated by the County’s housing program to provide long-term rental subsidies to 72 homeless individuals and families and an additional 303 households on the county’s affordable housing waiting lists.