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Free Sandbags: Alexandria Urges Preparation for Tropical Storm Isaias

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UPDATE: Quaker Lane location to reopen at 5 p.m.

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Tropical Storm Isaias is on the move, and rain is expected in this area. The storm will most likely be classified as a hurricane today. With that news, the City of Alexandria is urging residents and businesses to prepare.

The National Weather Service has issued a Tropical Storm WarningFlash Flood Watch and Coastal Flood Watch for the city and surrounding area.

There is the potential for winds of up to 57 miles per hour, rainfall of up to six inches through Tuesday evening, and moderate coastal flooding through Wednesday night.

The city is providing free sandbags this afternoon. Supplies are being restocked at the 133 South Quaker Lane pickup area. Stop by between 4:30 and 7 p.m. There is a first come, first serve policy as well as a limit of five sandbags per resident or business.

The city requires that people wear masks during pickup and that social distancing is maintained. Proof of residence or business in Alexandria must be provided.

For more information on hurricane preparedness, click HERE.

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Kevin Dauray

Kevin is Publisher's Assistant with The Zebra Press. He has been working for Alexandria's "Good News" newspaper since 2019. A graduate of George Mason University, he earned a bachelor's in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. He also studied at the Columbia School of Broadcasting and holds a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University. He is an alumnus of T.C. Williams High School. Go Titans!

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