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Friday, October 2, 2015

Contacts for weather-related problems

Columbia Pike in Bailey's Crossroads Friday afternoon.
Hurricane Joaquin appears to be heading out to sea, but the National Weather Service is still predicting heavy rains tonight and tomorrow. Flood watches are in effect.

If you experience weather-related problems, here are some useful phone numbers:

Fairfax County emergency information: 703-817-7771.

Police non-emergency: 703-691-2131.

Dominion Virginia Power outages and downed wires: 1-866-DOM-HELP (866-366-4357).

Washington Gas: 800-752-7520.

Fairfax Water: 703-698-5800.

Road conditions: 5-1-1.

Downed trees
On public roads – VDOT: 1-800-FOR-ROAD (800-367-7623).
In parks – Fairfax County Park Authority: 703-324-8594.
In public areas  – Fairfax County Urban Forestry: 703-324-1770.

Rising water that threatens your safety: 9-1-1.
Fairfax County Wastewater Collection Division Trouble Response Center: 703-323-1211.
Sewer breaks or backups: 703-323-1211 or 703-250-2003.

The Virginia Bureau of Insurance offers advice on disaster insurance issues: 804-371-9185 or 877-310-6560.

Verizon Customer Service: 800-VERIZON (837-4966).

Cox Customer Service: 703-378-8422.

There are lots of helpful tips on the Fairfax County Emergency Information blog.

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