Belle View/New Alexandria Flooding Possible

Posted 10:30 p.m.

Belle View/New Alexandria residents should prepare for the possibility of flooding in their neighborhood tomorrow afternoon or evening. If you live east of Fort Hunt Road, west of the George Washington Parkway, south of Belle Haven Road and north of Wake Forest Drive, you are in the areas the county is checking.

County engineers are monitoring the situation. If flooding is imminent and an evacuation is required, you will be called and public safety personnel will knock on your door.

A shelter has been established at the Lee District RECenter, 6601 Telegraph Road, Alexandria. Directions can be found at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/maps/parkmaps_lee.htm.When you are evacuating, please bring:

  • A three-day supply of special items for any older adults, people with disabilities or infant members of your household, including assistive equipment.
  • Special diet food, esp. if you have food restrictions/allergies.
  • Change of clothing for each family member.

Pets – Animal Control will have a mobile van to shelter companion animals (cats and dogs) affected by the evacuation at the Lee District RECenter, 6601 Telegraph Road.  Do not bring the pet’s toys and food. Dogs must be on a leash and cats must be in a carrier.

Travel Safely: Turn around, don’t drown – Never drive through standing water on a roadway — turn around, don’t drown. Water may be much deeper than you think.

Once you are in a safe location, let a family member or friend know your whereabouts.

For additional information or questions, call the emergency hotline at 571-350-1300, TTY 711.

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13 responses to “Belle View/New Alexandria Flooding Possible”

  1. Anonymous says :

    does this mean for people who live ON Wakeforest Dr???

    • Anonymous says :

      We can’t say with absolute certainty where flooding will occur, but Wakeforest Drive is not included in the reference to potential Belle View/New Alexandria flooding above.

  2. Anonymous says :

    How high above the pumping stations capability is the high tide storm surge anticipated to be?

  3. anonymous says :

    How high will the storm surge be?

    • Fairfax County Emergency Information says :

      Connected with this morning’s high tide we have a conference call to find out more information about the storm surge. We will update information here on the blog as we have it.

      • Anonymous says :

        This morning’s high tide has now come. I heard via WTOP that parts of Olde Towne have flooded — Union Street with water creeping up King Street? Is this accurate? Has your conference call concluded? If so, do you now have a more accurate assessment of how Belle View/New Alexandria will fare? Should we begin loading up our vehicles?

  4. Anonymous says :

    what is the status of 4 mi run / shirlington area/parc east ?

  5. Anonymous says :

    Do you anticipate any potential flooding tonight with the next high tide in the Belleview/New Alexandria area?