Emergency Agencies Warn of Thursday Storm Danger

The Fairfax County Emergency Information Center issued a statement Wednesday cautioning citizens that “potentially dangerous thunderstorms are possible in our area Thursday,” with the National Weather Service calling for “possible heavy rains, flooding, tornadoes and strong winds that could pose numerous challenges.”

It urged citizens to “take this threat seriously” by preparing in the following ways: 1. securing loose items, 2. clearing storm drains, 3. charging batteries and digital devises, 4. securing power outage supplies (batteries, flashlights, radios), 5. reporting power outages, 6. staying alert and informed, and 7. sharing information.

The City of Falls Church has urged citizens to check the City website,, the citizen information line, (703) 248-5200, or the City’s emergency radio station, 1680 AM, for updates, and to report power outages to (866) 366-4357, downed trees to (703) 248-5053, water and sewer issues to (703) 248-5071 or after hours to (703) 248-5044.