Flash Flood Warning Until 11:30 p.m.; Water Rapidly Rising In Some Areas
Posted 8:28 p.m.
A flash flood warning is in effect until 11:30 p.m.
Law enforcement officials around the region continue to report road closures due to flash flooding. Numerous creeks and streams across the area are rapidly rising. Additional thunderstorms moving in from the west will worsen the flash flooding.
Most flood deaths occur in automobiles. Never drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the roadway. Flood waters are usually deeper than they appear. Just one foot of flowing water is powerful enough to sweep vehicles off the road. Two cars required swift water rescues this evening in Fairfax County. When encountering flooded roads make the smart choice…turn around…don’t drown.
A flash flood warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. If you are in the warning area move to higher ground immediately. Residents living along streams and creeks should take immediate precautions to protect life and property. Do not attempt to cross swiftly flowing waters or waters of unknown depth by foot or by automobile.
For Huntington/Belle View/New Alexandria Areas
There is no flooding at this time. If the area receives locally heavy rains, then street flooding may occur. Public safety and public works staff are on site to advise residents.