Rain Causes Flooding

Rain Causes Flooding

Be Aware of Flooding

The Loudoun County Office of Emergency Management reported flooding in Sterling, Ashburn and Arcola.

At 8 p.m., Sunday night, the office received a report of a van stuck in rising water on Ticonderoga Road in Arcola.

Loudoun County Fire and Rescue spokesperson Mary Maguire said fire and rescue units in Arcola were able to rescue the occupants before the arrival of a boat to get them to dry land.

"There were no injuries," Maguire said.

Approximately two hours later, a Fire and Rescue team removed an individual stranded in a vehicle on the Thomas Avenue Bridge in Sterling. A boat crew walked the victim to dry land, she said.

"We’ve been fortunate," Maguire said. "Crews are out monitoring the situation, monitoring areas prone to flooding. National weather predicts more rain tonight [Monday, June 26]."

So far, the Office of Emergency Management hasn’t received reports of homes damaged by the flooding.

Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Kraig Troxell said deputies continued to pick up tree branches off the roads, but they were easily removed.

"We expect to see more issues later today and tonight and even early tomorrow," he said Tuesday.

IN ADDITION TO flooded streets, there have been several power outages in Northern Virginia.

Dominion Virginia Power Company spokesperson Karl Neddenien reported three outages affecting less than 50 people each. He said a team is working throughout the day to restore power outages to a number of customers.

"We have crews working around the clock," Neddenien said, "but first the storm has to stop."

At a Board of Supervisors committee meeting Monday, County Administrator Kirby M. Bowers encouraged those who believe they have an electrical hazard with flooding to call 911. If residents need sandbags to stop flooding, call 703-771-5666.

During a conference call with the National Weather Service, Bowers reported the service is expecting an addition 3 to 6 inches of rain from Monday night until Wednesday morning.

"Depending on the amount of rainfall we get here in Loudoun, it could be a pretty rough ride," Bowers said.