Fairfax County Emergency Information

Posted at 10:30 a.m.

What’s on your New Year’s resolution list this year?

Organizing closets and promising to make more trips to the gym are traditional New Year’s resolutions, but the most important thing to do could be making an emergency kit.

President John F. Kennedy once said, “The time to repair a roof is when the sun is shining.” The same can be said for emergency kits. The time to make a kit is when the sun is shining – or before a disaster strikes.

Now that Fairfax County has had a round of winter storms, make sure you answer these questions:

  • What would I need if the power didn’t come back on for a few days?
  • What if I was stuck in my car for 12 hours?
  • How should I prepare?

This year, resolve to be proactive instead of reactive. A situation can quickly escalate to an…

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