Update: City Under Coastal Flood Warning Through Monday Night

Old Town's waterfront area flooded during Saturday's rain and is once again under a coastal flood warning

The City of Alexandria is once again under a coastal flood warning - this time until midnight Monday.

The warning means that flooding is occurring or imminent and residents should be on the look out for rising water. Tides are expected to be two to three feet above normal. High tide in Alexandria is forecast for 9:31 p.m.

The city has parked a trailer truck loaded with sandbags at King and N. Lee St. and asks that those wishing to receive city sandbags bring proof of city residency or their business location within the city. For more information on how to be prepared for flooding, visitwww.alexandriava.gov/flooding

Water went as high as the on King Street during high tide on Saturday night.

Alexandria Police blocked off parts of King and Union Streets prior to 5 p.m. Debris traced the height of the flooding, which took place shortly before 8 p.m. Driftwood, trash and fallen police barriers were strewn about the pavement.

The flooding didn't appear to slow a busy night in Old Town. Most of the restaurants and shops remained open Saturday night. Many ate ice cream while examining the water and debris.


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