Flash Flood Watch Until Midnight; Info for Flood-Prone Communities
Posted 4:18 p.m.
A flash flood watch is in effect until midnight for Fairfax County.
Thunderstorms will impact the region through the evening. Widespread one to two inches of rainfall is expected with isolated amounts of over four inches.
Flash flooding may result from rainfall amounts of this magnitude particularly in areas that have had recent significant rainfall as well as urban areas. A flash flood watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.
Do not drive in flooded roads – “turn around, don’t drown.” Also, it’s very important to keep your children inside and away from streams and creeks.
You should monitor weather forecasts and be prepared to take action should flash flood warnings be issued.
For Residents of Huntington, Belle View/New Alexandria
We do not anticipate any structural flooding in the Huntington or Belle View/New Alexandria areas. However, residents are advised that there may be some localized street flooding in the Belle View/New Alexandria areas.
Fairfax County public safety, emergency management and public works personnel will continue to monitor the storm and provide updates if anything changes.