Flood waters rise in Old Town Alexandria after weekend of heavy rain

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.

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.