The city is making sandbags available for homes and businesses Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sandbags will be available at two locations:
- George Washington Middle School parking lot (1005 Mount Vernon Avenue)
- Intersection of King & Lee Streets in Old Town Alexandria
To get a sandbag, bring proof of residency such as a current driver’s license or utility bill. There is a limit of five bags per person.
A high wind warning has been issued for Alexandria from 8 a.m. Monday to 8 p.m. on Tuesday. Winds of more than 45 mph, with gusts up to 60 mph are possible. The high winds, coupled with heavy rain from Hurricane Sandy, may lead to significant tree damage and power outages. A flood watch is also in effect from late Sunday night through Tuesday evening.