Which Virginia tourism services are on alert for flood risk?
Virginia is on the edge of an advisory for a potential large-scale flooding event.
The National Weather Service issued a flood advisory for the Commonwealth Monday, saying the threat level for the region remains at “High” or “Very High” due to the potential of heavy rain and mudslides.
The advisory comes after a weekend of heavy rainfall in the area, and a series of severe storms.
The NWS issued a mandatory evacuation warning for the Capital Region and Fairfax County on Sunday, warning residents in areas that were under mandatory evacuation orders to leave their homes.
The Virginia Department of Transportation issued a Flood Alert for Virginia Beach, as well as the Fairfax County area.
The D.C. Department of Emergency Management said it was issuing a flood warning for most of the Eastern Shore of Virginia and for portions of Washington, D.c. and Maryland.
The State of Maryland issued a “flood watch” for the state’s eastern coast.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Virginia issued a Flash Flood Warning and Flood Warning for portions or all of the Potomac River Valley, including its tributaries, from the Chesapeake Bay to the Chesky, as of Tuesday afternoon.
There were several warnings issued for heavy rain in the District, as the National Weather Center warned of flooding in some areas.
It warned that flooding could occur in parts of Prince George’s County, the nation’s capital, and in the Alexandria area of Virginia.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency issued a National Flood Warning in addition to a Flood Advisory for parts of Maryland.
And the National Hurricane Center warned a “high” hurricane threat for parts and parts of the Gulf Coast.
All of these storms are expected to produce a significant amount of rain.