Below are some helpful websites, phone numbers, and other information about resources that may be needed in a weather emergency. Please share this page with others via email, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
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District-wide General Information
- National Weather Service Sterling office - Find updates on weather and news.
- National Hurricane Center: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/ Facebook Twitter
- Federal Emergency Management Agency - View plans and be prepared for when disaster strikes.
- Virginia Departent of Emergency Management: http://www.vaemergency.gov/
- VDEM Twitter: @VDEM
- VDEM Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VAemergency/
- General emergency planning tips: http://www.vaemergency.gov/
- Tips for seniors: http://www.vaemergency.gov/
- Power outage tips: http://www.vaemergency.gov/
- Winter weather tips: http://www.vaemergency.gov/
- Flood preparedness:http://www.vaemergency.gov/
- VDOT / Road conditions
- Report road problems to 1-800-FOR-ROAD (367-7623) or https://my.vdot.virginia.gov/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Who Plows Your Road? Loudoun County has a new interactive online tool to help residents determine who is responsible for the maintenance of their roads. Learn more at www.loudoun.gov/roads.
- Residents can see the status of plowing in northern Virginia (Loudoun County) neighborhoods at www.vdotplows.org. Once it snows more than two inches, Loudoun County residents can enter their address and a color-coded map shows whether plowing is underway, completed, or not yet started in their neighborhood. Click here for details on northern Virginia's snow removal program.
- VDOT Staunton District Snow Info Page (including Frederick/Clarke Counties)
- VDOT Northern Virginia Snow Info Page (including Loudoun County)
- Twitter: Follow @vadotnova for Loudoun, @VaDOTStaunton for Clarke & Frederick, and @511northernva for real-time traffic updates.
- Use the 511 app or visit www.511virginia.org.
- For general snow removal information: http://www.virginiadot.org/travel/snow.asp
- Northern Virginia 2016-2017 Snow Removal Fact Sheet: http://www.virginiadot.org/Projects/Northern_Virginia/asset_upload_file399_109139.pdf
- Follow VDOT at www.facebook.com/VirginiaDOT and visit www.VirginiaDOT.org
- Dominion - See what is going on with storms and report power outages in your neighborhood. To report a power outage call 1-866 DOM-HELP (1-866-367-7623). In addition, Dominion customers can report outages on their mobile devices at http://m.dom.com/
- Rappahannock Electric Cooperative Power outages will be posted on www.myrec.coop, Facebook, and Twitter. Members may report their outages online at www.myrec.coop by clicking the Report Outage button at the top of any page. Those who prefer to phone in their outage report can call toll-free: 1-800-552-3904
- NOVEC - View a map of areas that are experiencing electricity outages. To report a power outage call 703-335-0500 or 1-888-335-0500 Customers with access to the Internet can report outages at https://www.novec.com/My_Account/report-outage.cfm. Or, customers can report an outage by sending NOVEC a text message. They can sign up for the Co-op's text-messaging service at www.novec.com/novecout, or by texting the keyword NOVECOUT to 85700
- Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative please call your Cooperative anytime your power is out at 1-800-234-7832. Power outage FAQs here. Power outage map and information here.
- Loudoun Water - Find updates, manage your account, and be able to contact a representative for assistance.
- Frederick Water: https://frederickwater.com/after-hours-emergency/ or (540) 868-1061 and select option 7 after-hours
- Verizon: Call 1-800-VERIZON (1-800-837-4966) or visit www.verizon.com/outage to report damaged Verizon equipment or service-related issues, or to report downed telephone lines or poles.
Additional information by locality:
- Loudoun County Emergency Management 703-737-8831 www.loudoun.gov/winter
- Emergency related information through Alert Loudoun at www.loudoun.gov/alert
- Local traffic incident information is online at www.loudoun.gov/traffic
- Twitter: www.twitter.com/LoudounCoGovt
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/LoudounCountyVa
- Loudoun County Sheriff Twitter: @LoudounSheriff
- Loudoun County Sheriff Mobile App: http://sheriff.loudoun.gov/index.aspx?NID=345
- Loudoun County Public Schools: http://www.lcps.org
- Loudoun County Public Schools Facebook Page
- Town of Purcellville Alerts: https://www.purcellvilleva.gov/list.aspx
- County Website: http://www.clarkecounty.gov
- CodeRED Alert System: http://clarkecounty.gov/news/342-code-red.html
- Clarke County Emergency Preparedness page 540-955-5175
- Clarke County Public Schools: http://www.clarke.k12.va.us
- Town of Berryville notifications: http://va-berryville.civicplus.com/list.aspx?Mode=Subscribe#newsFlash
- County Website: http://www.co.frederick.va.us
- AlertFrederickCounty Emergency Notification System
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/fredcova
- Twitter: Office of Emergency Management 540-665-6350 @fredcocem10
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FrederickCountyVa
- Frederick County Public Schools: http://www.frederick.k12.va.us
- Frederick County Public Schools Facebook Page
General Preparedness Suggestions:
- Charge mobile devices so you can continue to hear information from official sources if the power goes out.
- Delay travel to allow VDOT crews to clear the roads. If you must drive, wear a seatbelt.
- Get current road condition information by calling 511 or visiting www.511Virginia.org. Download the 511 mobile app to get the latest road condition information.
- Have emergency supplies in your vehicle. If you are stranded you will need water, food, blankets, flashlight and extra batteries at a minimum.
- Be prepared to take care of yourself and your family for at least 72 hours, in case roads are blocked and/or there are power outages.
- A three-day supply of food includes a gallon of water per person per day and food that does not require electricity to prepare it.
- Have a battery powered and/or hand-crank radio and extra batteries for emergency information. Listen to local weather forecasts and instructions from local officials.
- Bring pets inside during the storm.
- Always run generators outside in well-ventilated areas. Never use a portable generator in any enclosed or partially enclosed space. Follow manufacturer’s instructions exactly.
- Avoid overexertion while shoveling snow and cleaning up from the storm, no matter your age or physical condition. Shoveling snow or pushing a car can bring on a heart attack or make other medical conditions worse.
- If you need help for an elderly or disabled person during the storm, need information on warming shelters, or are concerned about an unsheltered individual or family, call 211 or visit www.211virginia.org. When you call 211, a trained professional will suggest sources of help using one of the largest databases of health and human services in your community and statewide.
- Get winter weather preparedness information at www.ReadyVirginia.gov and download the new Ready Virginia app for iPhones and Android devices.