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City of Alexandria Hurricane Irene News Update

As Hurricane Irene nears the area, the City of Alexandria reminds residents that this storm is dangerous, with potentially damaging winds, rainfall, and storm surge that could cause flooding and other hazardous conditions. The City has distributed more than 10,000 sandbags to residents and businesses in preparation for the storm. At this time, our stock of sandbags has been depleted and no more will be distributed as City crews focus on responding to the impacts of the storm as it passes through. 

The City has activated its Emergency Operations Center, and has opened a special Storm Hotline, 703.746.HELP (703.746.4357). Residents are requested to use this hotline to report all downed trees in roads, and any damage to homes or businesses. Reporting this information will help the City make an accurate assessment of the total storm damage. 

Who to Call:

  • Life-Threatening Emergencies: Report a life-threatening police, fire, or medical emergency by calling 911.  Please do not call 911 to report power outages, downed power lines without injuries, or downed trees without injuries.
  • Power Outages and Downed Power Lines: Report power outages and downed power lines to Dominion Virginia Power, at 866.DOM.HELP (866.366.4357)
  • Gas Leaks or Outages: If you smell gas, evacuate the area and after you evacuate, call 911. If you have no gas service, call Washington Gas at 703.750.1000.
  • Water Leaks or Outages: Report water leaks or outages to Virginia American Water, at 800.452.6863
  • Downed Trees and Branches: Report downed trees and branches to the City's storm hotline, at 703.746.HELP (703.746.4357).  NOTE: The City cannot clear downed trees that involve downed power lines until Dominion Virginia Power clears the lines.
  • Cable Television Outages: Report cable television outages to Comcast at 800.266.2278.

For more storm-related information and information on cancellations and closings, visit www.alexandriava.gov/Storm.