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Brace Yourself: Flood Watch issued for Alexandria today

Flood watch issued (image via City of Alexandria/Twitter)

At the risk of flooding readers with stormwater stories today, locals recovering from last night’s flooding should be aware there’s a chance for more tonight.

A flood watch is different from a flood warning, but it’s of particular note coming to quickly after the last storm.

The City of Alexandria said there could be up to two inches of rainfall with excessive runoff in flood-prone locations around town.

The flood watch, ironically, overlaps with the start of a meeting about putting more resources into a flood mitigation grant program.

If you’re looking for something to tide you over until the weather passes, Port City noted that it has cases of Derecho beer in stock — a throwback to an interesting bit of local stormy brewing history.