Potential Street Flooding in Huntington, Belle View, New Alexandria
Posted 5:46 p.m.
Based on the National Weather Service prediction of an additional several inches of rain this evening as a second storm band moves through the area, Fairfax County officials forecast that it is possible residents may experience localized street flooding in the Huntington and Belle View/New Alexandria areas.
Residents in these areas, and in other low-lying areas across the county, are encouraged to move their vehicles to higher ground as soon as possible.
Please note that with all high intensity rainfall, street flooding is possible. If there is any possibility of a flash flood:
- Move immediately to higher ground.
- Do not wait for instructions to move.
- Be aware of streams, drainage channels and other areas known to flood suddenly. –
- Flash floods can occur in these areas with or without such typical warnings as rain clouds or heavy rain.
This rain will bring the risk of flooding to streams, creeks and low-lying areas tonight through tomorrow. This may cause many secondary roadways to become impassable. Motorists are reminded that if you find yourself driving in potential flash flood conditions, never drive through standing water on a roadway. Water may be much deeper than you think, causing your car to stall or even get stuck in hidden debris.
County public works, emergency management and public safety personnel are monitoring the weather and will continue to do so through the evening and overnight and will alert residents should any additional information become available or actions necessary.
For the official NWS forecast, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/oem/weather.htm.