Prepping for the Winter

With the holidays just a few weeks away, now is the best time to prepare for whatever the winter season might bring.

Here are a few things you should consider:

  • Stock up on food, water, and other day-to-day items
  • Snow-removal brushes and shovels for your home and cars.
  • Cat-litter for your driveway and car.
  • Place an extra set of prescription medication in your car.
  • Place an extra set of clothes in your car.
  • Make sure your car’s maintenance is up-to-date.
  • Park your car on the appropriate side of street to avoid being               “snowed-in” by snow plows.
  • Stay informed. Regularly check the local news for inclement weather updates and road conditions. You can also check my website and blog for winter weather updates.
  • Do not travel if the roads have been closed. Please stay at home for your own safety and well-being.

While we are on the topic of preparedness, below I have listed resources that may be of help or interest to you in the future.  Please feel free to contact my office if you have any questions or concerns.


Links of Interests:

WEATHER

National Weather Service http://www.weather.gov
NWS/FEMA/Red Cross Brochures http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/brochures.shtml
Aviation Weather Center http://www.aviationweather.gov/
NWS Real-time Radar http://radar.weather.gov/Conus/index_lite.php
National Hurricane Center http://www.nhc.noaa.gov
Storm Prediction Center http://www.spc.noaa.gov
National Hurricane Center http://www.nhc.noaa.gov
Storm Prediction Center http://www.spc.noaa.gov
TRANSPORTATION
Pavement Quality Ratings http://www.virginiaroads.org/Pavement
VDOT Construction Projects http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/default.asp
VDOT E-Z Pass https://www.ezpassva.com/
I-495 and I-95 Express Lanes https://www.expresslanes.com/
Report a Road problem/Pothole http://www.virginiadot.org/travel/citizen.asp
VDOT Organization Chart http://www.virginiadot.org/about/resources/vdotchartwnames.pdf
VDOT Snow Plow Tracking http://www.novasnowplowing.virginia.gov
Northern VA Transportation Authority http://www.thenovaauthority.org/index.php
Fairfax County Dept of Transportation http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fcdot/
DMV http://www.dmv.state.va.us/#/
EMERGENCY
Fairfax County Police http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police/
For Emergencies call 911
For Non-Emergencies call 703-691-2131
For Out-of-Area Emergency call 703-691-2233
For Crime Solvers call 703-691-8888 or 1-866-411-TIPS
Anonymous text messages text ‘TIP187’ + message to CRIMES (274637)
Animal Control Services http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police/animal/animal-control-services.htm
Capitol Police http://www.vcp.state.va.us/
VA Dept of Emergency Management http://www.vaemergency.gov/
Ready Virginia http://www.vaemergency.gov/ReadyVirginia
Information for Emergency Situations http://www.vaemergency.gov/readyvirginia/stayinformed
Emergency Planning http://www.vaemergency.gov/readyvirginia/makeaplan
Winter Preparation http://www.vaemergency.gov/readyvirginia/winter/winter-preparedness-week
   
SCHOOLS  
FCPS Schools http://www.fcps.edu/index.shtml
Find your school http://boundary.fcps.edu/boundary/
Fairfax County School Board http://www.fcps.edu/schlbd/index.shtml
FCPS Administration http://www.fcps.edu/admin.shtml
   
STATE GOVERNMENT  
Official Commonwealth of Virginia website http://www.virginia.gov/
Comonwealth Calendar https://www.virginia.gov/Connect/Commonwealth-Calendar
Virginia Government Organization Chart http://www.commonwealth.virginia.gov/StateGovernment/StateOrgChart/OrgChart.pdf
   
VIRGINIA GENERAL ASSEMBLY http://virginiageneralassembly.gov/
Who’s my legislator http://whosmy.virginiageneralassembly.gov/
2016 Session Calendar/Deadlines http://dls.virginia.gov/pubs/calendar/cal2016_1.pdf
Rules of legislative proceedings for House and Senate http://virginiageneralassembly.gov/includes/contentTemplate.php?tid=43&ctype=b&cid=59
Floor Calendars & Minutes for House and Senate http://virginiageneralassembly.gov/includes/contentTemplate.php?tid=1&ctype=b&cid=42
   
VIRGINIA HOUSE OF DELEGATES http://virginiageneralassembly.gov/house/members/members.php
Meeting Schedule http://virginiageneralassembly.gov/house/schedule/meetingSchedule.php
House live video stream http://virginia-house.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=3
   
VIRGINIA SENATE http://apps.senate.virginia.gov/Senator/index.php
Senate live video stream http://virginia-senate.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=3
Meeting Schedule http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?161+oth+MTG
   
VIRGINIA LEGISLATIVE INFORMATION SYSTEM http://lis.virginia.gov/
Standing Committees http://lis.virginia.gov/161/com/COM.HTM
Bills & Resolutions http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?161+men+BIL
Bill Summaries http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=161&typ=lnk&val=43
Reports to the General Assembly http://leg2.state.va.us/dls/h&sdocs.nsf/Published+by+Year?OpenForm&StartKey=2016&ExpandView
   
STATUES & REGULATIONS  
Code of Virginia http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode
Constitution http://law.lis.virginia.gov/constitution
Charters http://law.lis.virginia.gov/charters
Authorities http://law.lis.virginia.gov/authorities
Compacts http://law.lis.virginia.gov/compacts
Uncodified Acts http://law.lis.virginia.gov/uncodifiedacts
Virginia Register of Regulations http://virginiageneralassembly.gov/includes/contentTemplate.php?tid=53&ctype=b&cid=96
   
VA GOVERNMENT PERFORMANCE & BUDGET INFORMATION  
VA Government Performance Measure http://vaperforms.virginia.gov
Virginia State Budget Process Summary http://virginiageneralassembly.gov/includes/contentTemplate.php?tid=56&ctype=b&cid=108
Budget Portal http://budget.lis.virginia.gov/
Budget Data http://datapoint.apa.virginia.gov
VA Dept of Planning and Budget http://www.dpb.virginia.gov/budget/faq.cfm
House Appropriations Committee (Reports and School Funding Appendixes) http://hac.virginia.gov/documents/documents.htm
Senate Finance Committee http://virginiageneralassembly.gov/includes/contentTemplate.php?tid=56&ctype=b&cid=110
   
JOINT LEGISLATIVE AUDIT & REVIEW COMMISSION http://jlarc.virginia.gov/
Division of Legislative Services http://dls.virginia.gov/commissions.html
Virginia Conflict of Interest and Ethics Advisory Council http://ethics.dls.virginia.gov/
   
LOCAL GOVERNMENT  
Fairfax County Government http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/
Fairfax County Government Depts & Agencies http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/government/departments/
Fairfax County Government Organization Chart http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/government/county-org-chart.pdf
Fairfax County Board of Supervisors http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/government/board/
Springfield District Information http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/springfield/staff.htm
Mount Vernon District Information http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/mountvernon/staff.htm
   
ELECTION INFORMATION  
Campaign Finance http://www.vpap.org/
State Board of Elections http://elections.virginia.gov/
Fairfax County Elections http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/elections
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