High Wind Warning Tonight! Beware Downed Power Lines!

The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning for our area beginning at 11 p.m. this evening through Monday, February 13 at 6 p.m. Wind gusts as high as 60 mph are possible.

Remember: if your power goes out this evening, please use battery powered lighting and not candles.

In addition, high wind gusts can also bring downed power lines. There will more than likely be downed lines this evening through tomorrow.

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue wants all residents to know that downed power lines can be extremely dangerous! It is especially important to understand that downed lines can energize other objects, including fences, cars/trucks, buildings, bushes and trees, and telephone/cable TV cables.

Our partners in safety at the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) have some great tips to keep you safe in the info-graphic below. Accessible tips can be found HERE.

REMEMBER! Assume all downed power lines are live and dangerous!

Beware Downed Power Lines