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Be Safe When Using Alternate Heating Sources

From Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department:

Fall and winter are upon us. The cooler temperatures cause many of us to seek out alternative sources to heat our home and keep warm. Alternate heating sources are a major contributing factor in residential fires. The following safety tips will help you keep a safe home.

Fairfax Residents Asked To Submit Flooding Damage Reports

Fairfax Residents Asked To Submit Flooding Damage Reports

From Fairfax County Emergency Blog:

In order to qualify for federal disaster assistance, Fairfax County needs to prove that a certain percentage of its residents were impacted by an incident. Last week’s flooding impacted many homes and businesses – and the Office of Emergency Management needs to hear from you.

Contact the Office of Emergency Management by phone at 571-350-1000 or by email to report your damage.

Flooding Safety Tips and Previous Flooding Locations

Flooding Safety Tips and Previous Flooding Locations

From Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department:

 

Flash flooding of roads, streams, and other low-lying areas during heavy and prolonged rainfall can be dangerous. This is especially true for motorists attempting to negotiate a roadway that cannot be easily seen because of high water and limited visibility. Flooding due to high rainfall and swollen streams can take its toll on the unsuspecting driver. The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department offers the following safety tips when flooding is forecasted and locations of past flooding areas. 

Never drive through a flooded roadway; the depth, current, and condition of the road are all unknowns and can be deadly.

If you come to a flooded area while driving, stop and take an alternate route.

If your vehicle stalls on a flooded road and water is rising, get out of car, call 911, and move to higher ground.

It’s that Time Again – The Capital Home Show is Back!

From Linda Roth PR:

 

The Capital Home Show returns to the Dulles Expo Center Friday, September 23 through Sunday, September 25 with new and exciting ideas on how to finish up lingering projects and get any home ready for winter.  Meet area experts in home design and renovation, discover the latest developments in green home products and snag cutting-edge creative ideas!  There will be dynamic stage demonstrations focused on both home design and fresh cooking trends, as well as guest appearances by celebrity headliners.

“This year the show is focused on using easy techniques with affordable products to get the best results.  We have an amazing group of local industry experts all under one roof, all of whom are eager to share tips and tricks,” show manager Alyson Caplan said.

Highlights of the fall Show include: 

Mortgage Assistance Workshops to be Held July 13, 16

From Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs:

 

The Hunter Mill District Office is sponsoring two workshops to help residents who may need mortgage assistance. The first workshop is Wednesday, July 13, at 7 p.m. in the Pennino Building, 12011 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, Room 206, A/B. A second workshop will be conducted in Spanish and Vietnamese on Saturday, July 16, at 9 a.m. in the same location.

Springfield Silver Diner Continues Fresh & Local Initiative with Local Farmer's Markets

Springfield Silver Diner Continues Fresh & Local Initiative with Local Farmer's Markets

This summer, enjoy fresh produce from local farmers at the Springfield Silver Diner's Local Farmer's Market!

Every Saturday, the Springfield Silver Diner will offer fresh produce from local farms at its Farmers’ Market from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

This initiative is in line with the Silver Diner's fresh and local initiative, offering traditional menu items made with healthier ingredients. Silver Diner offers menu items that are created using locally sourced ingredients, which include: