ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA) -- When the rain comes quickly, and has no where to go, streets and homes have been flooded. That's why Alexandria road crews spent the day suctioning garbage and debris out or storm sewers.
"Over the winter, leaves collect in the storm basins. Our crews have been out all day clearing them out to improve water flow during the heavy rain," said Tony Castrilli, Alexandria spokesperson.
The city has also made sand bags available to businesses and residents. Kim Reyes needs some for her basement.
"Our basement is leaking and the water proofing isn't understand the stairs. So we have water that comes into he basement under our stairs when it rains. So, until we can get it fixed, we're getting some sandbags," said Reyes.
The Wharf Restaurant on the corner of Lee and King Streets stocked up on a good supply of sand bags.