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 www.fairfaxcounty.gov/emergency/prepare/winter/

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 (www.fairfaxcounty.gov/), Twitter (http://twitter.com/fairfaxcounty), Facebook (www.facebook.com/fairfaxcounty), the Community Emergency Alert Network (CEAN — https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/cean/) and Fairfax County Government Channel 16 (www.fairfaxcounty.gov/cable/channel16/vod.htm)

Additional winter preparedness information is available at the Virginia Department of Emergency Management winter weather Web page (www.readyvirginia.gov/stayinformed/winter.cfm)