Flash Flood Watch in effect until Thursday morning in Alexandria

Alexandria is under a Flash Flood Watch until Thursday morning, as the city has given away sandbags and cleared storm drains in preparation of remnants of Hurricane Ida.

The Flash Flood Watch is in effect until 8 am. Thursday.

Ida, which is now a tropical depression, will slowly weaken as it moves northeastward.

“However, IDA will continue to produce heavy rain along the path into Thursday,” the National Weather Service advised. “Therefore, the WPC (Weather Prediction Center) has issued a High Risk of excessive rainfall from the northern Mid-Atlantic/Northeast through Thursday morning. The associated heavy rain will create widespread areas of flash flooding.”

The City handed out sandbags to residents yesterday in anticipation of the storm.

According to NWS:

Additional thunderstorms with heavy rainfall are expected across the area this afternoon and evening. Rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches are expected, with localized amounts up to 6 inches possible.

This amount of heavy rainfall will not only result in the potential for considerable flash flooding of creeks, small streams, and urban areas, but also the potential for river flooding on the main stem rivers.

Alexandria experienced significant flooding just two weeks ago.

The Group DrainALX has also tweeted its frustration over the city’s stormwater management. On Tuesday, it posted a quote from a resident who says that there is no way to plan for big storms.

 


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