The City of Winchester has partially activated its EOC in preparation for Hurricane Sandy. We will continue to monitor the storm and will go to full activation if circumstances dictate doing so. City staff remains on alert and is prepared to respond as needed.
We set up an Information Call Center for citizen use for any "non-emergency calls" The "direct dial" numbers are as follows. Citizens who have questions should use these numbers so that our Emergency Call Center is not saturated with non-emergency calls.
540-545-4738 or 540-545-4737
Beginning at noon today (Monday), Montgomery County will open shelters at the following locations: White Oak Community Recreation Center, people and pets, at 1700 April La. Silver Spring; the Activity Center at Bohrer Park for people only, at 506 S. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg; and the Mid- County Community Recreation Center for people only, 2004 Queensguard Rd., Silver Spring.
Those going to shelters are advised to bring prescription medicines, critical phone numbers, and any comfort items such as personal pillows. Residents taking their pets to the White Oak shelter are advised that the shelter will be capable of housing dogs, cats, and small animals such as guinea pigs and rabbits. The shelter will be staffed by the County Animal Services Division and the volunteer County Animal Response Team (CART).
For anyone who has lost power, communications or has an emergency, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) is inviting anyone in need of shelter to go to one of the following LCSO Stations: Eastern Loudoun Station located at 46620 East Frederick Drive, in Sterling, VA, the Dulles South Public Safety Center (Dulles South Station) located at 25216 Loudoun County Parkway, in Chantilly, VA, or the University Station located at 45299 Research Place #100, in Ashburn, VA.