Wind Advisory Today! Beware Downed Power Lines!

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for our area through 4 p.m. today. Sustained winds of 25 to 35 mph with wind gusts of 50 to 55 mph are likely. Strong winds may blow down limbs, trees, and power lines. Scattered power outages are possible.

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

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