Thursday, December 2, 2010

Winter Preparedness

Winter Preparedness Information Available from Fairfax County

Dec. 5-11 is Winter Preparedness Week in Virginia and Fairfax County offers tips and information at

Topics include: cold temperatures and wind chill; frostbite and hypothermia; frozen pipes and plumbing protection; home heating assistance and alternative heating sources; road safety; pet safety; clearing snow and debris; and care for people with disabilities.

Fairfax County uses a number of tools and resources to keep residents informed about the weather and operating status, including the Fairfax County website (, Twitter (, Facebook (, the Community Emergency Alert Network (CEAN — and Fairfax County Government Channel 16 (

Additional winter preparedness information is available at the Virginia Department of Emergency Management winter weather Web page (