Flood Action Alexandria is an initiative to address flooding issues that arise in our community. Minimizing flooding is a shared public-private responsibility, and the City is committed to working with its residents and businesses to mitigate the impacts of flooding and build community resiliency.
This webpage provides information on flooding in Alexandria, what you can do to help mitigate property flooding, and what the City is doing to accelerate flood mitigation efforts across Alexandria.
Flooding in Alexandria
The City has a long history of flooding, including coastal flooding and flash flooding. Recently, the City has experienced more frequent and severe flash flood events. This section provides information on the history of flooding in Alexandria.
What the City is Doing
The City is responsible for serving roughly 165,000 residents over 15 square miles and has a multipronged effort to mitigate flooding in the community.
What You Can Do
Mitigating the impacts of flooding in our community is a shared responsibility between government, residents, and businesses. Learn more about what you can do to prevent and/or mitigate flooding on your property in this section.
- Assess Your Flooding Situation
- Purchase Flood Insurance
- Flood-Proof Your Property
- Prevent Sewer Backups
- Report Issues to Alex311
- Apply to the Flood Mitigation Pilot Grant Program (New!)
- Apply to the Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) Program (New!)
- Alexandria Stormwater Utility Fee Credit Program
There is a wealth of information available across the City’s website related to flooding and water quantity. Please refer to these resources for additional information.