Loudoun County encourages residents and businesses to take steps now to prepare for the potential impacts of Tropical Storm Isaias, which is expected to bring heavy rain and high winds to the area as the storm moves northward.
The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Loudoun County and the region, in effect from 11:00 p.m., Monday, August 3, 2020, to 11:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 4, 2020. Rainfall totals of three to six inches are expected and could cause small creeks and streams to become dangerous rivers and lead to downed trees and power outages. In mountain areas, destructive runoff may occur.
“Residents of Loudoun County should take steps today to prepare for the coming storm,” said Emergency Management Coordinator Kevin Johnson. “We can expect to begin seeing the impact of the storm overnight; I urge everyone to take this weather event seriously by being prepared.”
Here are five things to know as heavy rain approaches Loudoun:
1. Know the Forecast
2. Prepare Your Property: Reduce the Risk of Damage to Structures
3. Prepare for Power Outages and Potential Hazards
4. Turn Around. Don’t Drown!
5. Stay Informed
Learn more about flooding preparedness at loudoun.gov/flood.
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