City of Alexandria Encourages Residents and Property Owners to Report July 8 Storm Damage

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City of Alexandria Encourages Residents and Property Owners to Report July 8 Storm Damage

­­For Immediate Release: July 10, 2019

On July 8, Alexandria received a month’s worth of rain in approximately one hour, which resulted in widespread flooding. To help collect and assess damage to residences and businesses, the City is asking those affected by Monday’s storm to submit information online at alexandriava.gov/Flooding by this Friday, July 12.

This historic weather event caused significant damage to public facilities, roads, businesses and homes. City officials continue to work with state and local partners to assess the damage from Monday’s storms. The Alexandria Office of Emergency Management is working with the Virginia Department of Emergency Management and Federal Emergency Management Agency to determine what assistance may be available to residents from state and federal programs.

By filing a damage report, residents, businesses and property owners can help Alexandria recover from this severe weather event. While owners are responsible for repairs of their property, the City can use this data to pursue disaster aid from the federal government, to the extent that such aid is available.

For more information on storm clean up and flood prevention, and to report damage, visit alexandriava.gov/Flooding.

For media inquiries, contact Andrea Blackford, Senior Communications Officer, at andrea.blackford@alexandriava.gov or 703.746.3959.

For reasonable disability accommodations, contact brent.ruggles@alexandriava.gov or call 703.746.5296, Virginia Relay 711.

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This news release is available at alexandriava.gov/110563.



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