Street Flooding Expected in Huntington; Residents Should Move Cars Immediately
The National Weather Service indicates that heavy rains are beginning to develop around the area and should start impacting Fairfax County mid-morning. Heavy rains will extend throughout the rest of the morning into this evening with the heaviest moving out after 5:30 p.m. A potential for 4 inches of rain during this time period is possible with a chance of several inches falling in just an hour of time.
If the county experiences the heavier rainfall amounts, significant street flooding can be expected in the Huntington area and localized street flooding in the New Alexandria/Belle View area.
** Residents in the Huntington area, especially those who live on Fenwick Drive and Arlington Terrace, are encouraged to immediately move their vehicles to higher ground. Residents should also move valuables from basements. **
County public works, emergency management and public safety personnel are on scene as well as monitoring the weather and will alert residents should any additional information become available or further actions necessary.
Flash Flood Watch
A flash flood watch has been issued by the National Weather Service through this evening. A flash flood watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. If there is any possibility of a flash flood, move immediately to higher ground. Do not wait for instructions to move.