Emergency Event Information
- Heat Safety InformationThursday, July 18, 2019 2:48 PM
Updated 7/20 9:00 PM: Prince William County is under an Excessive Heat Warning Sunday. An Excessive Heat Warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously high temperatures will occur. Extreme temperatures and high humidity can cause heat illness.
Those without air conditioning should consider spending the heat of the day at a local shopping mall or other indoor public spaces. To help residents find relief from the heat, you may visit County Libraries during their normal operating hours. In addition, the following Parks and Recreation facilities have limited space available in the gymnasium only during the following hours:
- Chinn Aquatics and Fitness Center, 13025 Chinn Park Drive,
Woodbridge | Sunday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- Dale City Recreation Center, 14300 Minnieville Road,
Dale City|Sunday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
To decrease the risk of heat illness, stay inside as much as possible, drink plenty of fluids, dress in loose-fitting, lightweight clothing and avoid strenuous outside work. Drink water often and avoid consuming beverages with caffeine or alcohol, which can cause you to become dehydrated. Finally, never leave children or pets unattended in a vehicle for any amount of time.
Visit http://www.pwcgov.org/government/dept/fr/oem/pages/extreme-heat.aspx for more information about how to prepare for extreme heat.
- Extended Hours for Homeless Services Center and Overnight ShelterThursday, July 18, 2019 1:53 PM
Updated 7/19 4:30 PM: The Homeless Services Drop-In Center, at 14716 Potomac Mills Rd, Woodbridge, will be open for extended hours Friday until 6:00 PM.
The Overnight Shelter, located at 14730 Potomac Mills Rd, Woodbridge, opens at 6:00 PM Friday. On Saturday, the Overnight Shelter will open at 10:00 AM and remain open continuously through Sunday until it's scheduled closing on Monday at 7:00 AM.
For more information, call 703-897-0199.