In an effort to further Fort Belvoir Garrison’s goal of building and sustaining health and safety across the installation, we wanted to ensure the community is aware of “Fairfax Alerts.” Fairfax County provides this service to ensure residents are aware of weather, traffic and issues impacting public safety.
A recent example of the effectiveness of Fairfax Alerts happened on the afternoon of May 30. Just before the start of the Invincible Spirit Festival, a strong thunderstorm moved through the area, dumping a large amount of rain with strong winds that knocked over trees into roadways and downed branches.
Fairfax Alerts provided warnings about the impending storm well before it arrived, giving families on Fort Belvoir time to seek shelter and stay out of harm’s way.
The system also provides traffic incident updates allowing you to beat the traffic and get to your destination.
Go to www.fairfaxcounty.gov/alerts to sign up and choose your way to stay informed.