Parkfairfax Unit Owners Association

Parkfairfax Floral Landscape

Preparing for Hurricane Events

  • Parkfairfax will follow the City of Alexandria’s emergency plan.  Stay tuned to the radio or visit the  city web site at ci.Alexandria.va.us or phone the City’s Citizen      Assistance Office at 703-838-4800. For those who do not have internet, a copy of the City’s Disaster      Relief Plan is available to review at the Parkfairfax Administrative      Office.   

Parkfairfax’s Storm Plan 

    • Residents should remove or secure lawn furniture, flagpoles, hanging plants or other outdoor items that could be blown by high winds and become       dangerous projectiles or transportation hazards.  Some items can be temporally stored in  laundry rooms if utilities are not blocked.
    • If  you smell gas call Washington Gas at 703-750-1000 or 911.  If you lose electrical power, call Dominion Virginia Power at 888-667-3000.
    • The maintenance staff has been divided into “on call and standby crews”.  However, severe storms may exceed the immediate resources of Parkfarifax and the staff will respond to emergencies on a priority basis. In this case, some residents may have to take self-help measures.  Don’t expect crews to respond during dangerous, high winds. Arrangements have been made with contractors such as a tree removal, landscape, electric, plumbing, and roofing companies to respond  immediately after the storm.  

     

    • Expect severe rainfall to exceed the storm water capacity of the area with some flooding.  That includes overflowing rain gutters as their capacity may be exceeded.  Residents may need to take measures to prevent water from entering underneath their doors.
    • Sandbags,  Parkfairfax staff will deliver sandbags to your unit.  Please call the office at 703.998.6315 to make such a request.
    • The Maintenance staff is hard at work preparing for the storm (i.e. checking       storm drains, preparing chain saws, etc.) and highlights of this       plan/preparation are posted at the laundry rooms.
    • The Association has stocked plastic, plywood, tape and other material to       close up broken windows or cover assets exposed during the storm.
    • If  water services are lost, the Association will open the pools and provide       5 gal buckets so pool water can be used to flush toilets.  You should stock your own drinking water and fill your bathtub.
    • Expect the emergency answering service to be over whelmed with calls—you may have difficulty getting through—keep trying.  If phone service is lost and you have a maintenance emergency, you may need to physically look for staff at the  maintenance yard, the office or elsewhere on the property.