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City of Alexandria Reminds Residents to Exercise Caution During Extreme Heat

From the City of Alexandria:


Tips for Staying Cool:

Limit strenuous outdoor activities and exposure to mid-day sun. If possible, stay indoors, ideally in an air-conditioned area.

When outdoors, stay in the shade and wear loose, light-colored clothing.

Do not leave infants, children, people with fragile medical conditions or pets in a parked car.

Check on people around you, including coworkers, neighbors, and friends, for signs of heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Visit people with fragile medical conditions at least twice a day. For information on heat related illnesses, visit alexandriava.gov/Health.

Alexandria Residents and Businesses Advised to be Prepared for Potential Flooding

From the City of Alexandria:


Potential Flooding Alert In Alexandria

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA) --  The City of Alexandria is under a Coastal Flood Warning until 2 a.m. Saturday.

City officials are warning residents and businesses in flood-prone areas to be prepared and take necessary cautions for potential flooding.

KNOW WHAT TO DO: Get flooding preparation tips

Sandbags are available for homes and businesses on a trailer truck at King and Lee streets. You must bring proof (an ID or bill) that you live in Alexandria to receive a bag.

You can follow the City of Alexandria on Facebook or Twitter to get regular updates on flooding conditions and sandbag distribution.

Coastal Flood Warning

From Alexandria eNews:


The City of Alexandria is under a Coastal Flood Warning until noon today. A Coastal Flood Advisory remains in effect from noon today until 6 a.m. on Thursday, May 19. Coastal residents should be alert for rising water and be prepared to take action if necessary. Visit alexandriava.gov/Flooding for preparation information.


Weather Update for City of Alexandria

From Alexandria eNews:


The City of Alexandria is under Flash Flood Watch until 2am Wednesday, May 18; a Coastal Flood Advisory remains in effect until midnight tonight. A Coastal Flood Watch is also in effect overnight through Wednesday afternoon.

Weather forecasts call for afternoon and evening thunderstorms capable of becoming severe with heavy rain, damaging winds and large hail. Residents are advised to monitor weather updates and to be prepared for potential flooding. Visit alexandriava.gov/Flooding for preparation information.

Virginia State Of Emergency

RICHMOND (WUSA) -- Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell has declared a state of emergency Thursday after severe storms and tornadoes caused deaths throughout the state.

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State agencies are going to help local governments respond to the impact of the severe weather.

• The Virginia Emergency Operations Center is coordinating the state's response with increased staffing.