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State of emergency declared in Fauquier

Wednesday, Feb. 12 | By Julie Taylor
The Fauquier County Administration on behalf of the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors has initiated a declaration of “Local State of Emergency” effective 10:00 a.m. February 12, 2014.

According to Fire Rescue Chief/Emergency Manager Thomas Billington, “Although a State of Emergency by its title alone sounds very extreme, it is very necessary. On the heels of Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe
declaring a state of emergency, a local proclamation allows Fauquier County to open shelters, prepare communities, allows for emergency purchasing and most important it establishes a frame-work for possible Federal and/or State funding to help offset expenses."

Residents are urged:

• 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.

• Always run generators outside in well-ventilated areas. Never use a portable generator in any enclosed or partially enclosed space.

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