ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Water flooded the streets of Old Town Alexandria Monday after a weekend of heavy rain and winds brought to the region by the remnants of Tropical Storm Gordon.
On Sunday, six to eight inches of water rose through the streets of Old Town at high tide. Swift water rescues crews were in the area to assist people out of flooded buildings. Some of the water subsided during the evening hours Sunday, but by Monday morning parts of King Street were again underwater.
n response to forecasted heavy rain and potential for coastal flooding, the City will distribute sandbags today, beginning at 7:30 a.m. at King and Lee streets in Old Town. Limit 5 bags. Proof of residency or business ownership required. https://t.co/ONne7AkQT3— AlexandriaVAGov (@AlexandriaVAGov) September 10, 2018
The City of Alexandria was making sandbags available to residents. Some motorists could be seen trying to drive through high water areas.
On Monday night, roadways in the city were flooded again. A Coastal Flood Warning was in effect until midnight Tuesday and a Coastal Flood Watch has been issued from midnight through late Tuesday.
Virginia's governor has also declared a state of emergency in anticipation of the potential impact of Hurricane Florence.
REMINDER: Do not walk or drive through standing water. There is flooding in low-lying areas of Alexandria and that will continue as long as it rains. pic.twitter.com/g2QwDynbJz— Alexandria Police (@AlexandriaVAPD) September 10, 2018