…Sterling, Virginia has issued a Flash Flood Warning for: The District of Columbia, Arlington County in Northern Virginia, east-central Fairfax County in Northern Virginia the City of Alexandria in Northern Virginia, until 11:15 a.m. At 9:19 a.m., emergency management reported heavy rain across the warned area. Up to 3 inches of rain have already fallen and heavy rain continues. Flash flooding is already occurring. This is a Flash Flood Emergency for Washington DC, Alexandria, Arlington, and eastern portions of Fairfax County. This is a Particularly Dangerous Situation with significant flash flooding occurring and likely to expand in area over the next couple hours. Seek higher ground now! Some locations that will experience flooding include: Arlington, Alexandria, Annandale, Springfield, Fort Hunt, Groveton, Huntington, Fort Belvoir, National Harbor, Fort Totten, Reagan National Airport, Rosslyn, Crystal City, RFK Stadium, Nationals Park, Howard University, Gallaudet University, Lincolnia, Franconia, and Hybla Valley Move to higher ground now! This is an extremely dangerous and life-threatening situation. Do not attempt to travel unless you are fleeing an area subject to flooding or under an evacuation order. Turn around, don’t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. A Flash Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. If you are in the warned area move to higher ground immediately. Residents living along streams and creeks should take immediate precautions to protect life and property. This is a statement from the National Weather Service… Captions by: NWR Maryland
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