Severe Storm and Flash Flood Events
Since 2019, the City of Alexandria has experienced more intense and severe storm events. Three severe storms that took place over a 14-month period between 2019-2020 prompted the City Manager to establish an interdepartmental task force focused on flooding. This task force launched the Flood Action Alexandria initiative in 2021. Also starting in the summer of 2021, the City installed several local rain gauges across the City to provide a more localized assessment of storm events. This webpage provides an overview of recent severe storm and flash flood events.
What You Can Do
Flash floods develop quickly during periods of heavy rainfall, sometimes in just a few minutes. Staying informed to prepare for flooding is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your property. Sign up to receive severe weather alerts through the free Alexandria eNews service. Consider having a weather radio on hand to receive all watches, advisories or warning messages from the National Weather Service and subscribing to receive text messages or email alerts from a private weather app.