Flash Flood Warning in Effect Until 11:15 a.m.

Seek higher ground immediately and please don't drive.

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Alexandria, VA – Stay indoors or move to higher ground, because a flash flood warning is in effect for Alexandria and the surrounding area until 11:15 a.m.

“Please be careful,” Alexandria Mayor Justin Wilson wrote on Facebook. “Stay off the streets and allow our first responders to do their jobs. The flooding from this rain is serious.”

The National Weather Service, which issued the warning for Northern Virginia and D.C., recommends the following:

  • Move to higher ground now. This is an extremely dangerous and
    life-threatening situation.
  • Do not attempt to travel unless you are fleeing an area subject to flooding or under an evacuation order.
  • Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.

“A Flash Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring.
If you are in the warned area move to higher ground immediately,” according to the National Weather Service. “Residents living along streams and creeks should take immediate precautions to protect life and property.”