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Sunday Derecho Storm Update - Herndon

Dominion, Verizon and AT&T are all still working to restore services. The Herndon Community Center is open regular hours today and is serving as a cooling center.

Many are still without power in the area, and though Dominion posted a list of locations they'll have crews working today, none are in Herndon. 

Both Verizon and AT&T have had outages for phone customers in the region and are also working to restore service to their users. 

Fairfax County's 911 system is working again, though the county is asking residents to call only in emergencies. Power outages and downed power lines should be reported to Dominion (1-866-DOM-HELP). 

The county is also advising residents to stay away from downed wires that may still be live, check on vulnerable neighbors who may need assistance, drink plenty of water and fluids and use battery operated flashlights instead of candles, which pose a fire risk. 

The Town of Herndon will be collecting storm debris from July 2 through July 13. The town will will waive curbside debris collection rules for the next two weeks and allow storm debris to be placed at the curb in reasonably sized lengths.

The Herndon Community Center is open and fully operational today and is serving as a cooling center for Herndon area residents. The center is open until 6 p.m. and all regularly scheduled classes will be held.

A number of county REC centers have been opened as cooling shelters today as well, though pets cannot be accomodated. The county's centers include:

Lee District RECenter
6601 Telegraph Road
Franconia, Va.
703-922-9841
Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Mount Vernon RECenter
2017 Belle View Blvd.
Alexandria, Va.
703-768-3224
Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

South Run RECenter
7550 Reservation Drive
Springfield, Va.
703-866-0566
Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Cub Run RECenter
4630 Stonecroft Blvd.
Chantilly, Va.20151
703-817-9407
Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Burke Centre Library
5935 Freds Oak Road
Burke, Va.
703-249-1520
Hours: Noon to 6 p.m.

Oak Marr RECenter
3200 Jermantown Road
Oakton, Va.
703-281-6501
Hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Post your . Is your neighborhood without power? What are you doing to stay cool? 

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Mike July 02, 2012 at 04:25 AM
Shortly after midnight mine came on...i am going to shop around for a solar powered generator :)
Leslie Perales Loges July 02, 2012 at 04:31 AM
Yay! That's good to hear, Mike! Hope you stay cool. What neighborhood are you in?

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