Coastal Flooding is Forecast to Impact the County through Saturday Morning

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Provided by Prince William County

Prince William County is under a Coastal Flood Warning until Saturday morning; low-lying areas along the Potomac River, Occoquan River, and Belmont Bay will experience tidal flooding of two to four feet above normal. In addition, a frontal system will bring one to two inches of rain and gusty winds on Friday. The Office of Emergency Management recommends that residents and businesses take the following steps to weather the storm safely:

  • Be sure you have a way to receive alerts and weather warnings; sign up for free PWC Alerts at
  • Do not drive through flooded roadways – Turn Around; Don’t Drown!
  • Secure loose outdoor objects, like lawn furniture.
  • If you own a boat, make sure it is firmly secured to your dock or lift.
  • Charge mobile phones and other electronic devices in case of a power outage.
  • If your home or business is on the shoreline, be prepared to evacuate if water reaches the building. If water enters your home or business, call 9-1-1.
  • Report downed trees, storm damage or flooding at For downed power lines, blocked roadways, rapidly rising water, or other life-threatening issues, call 9-1-1

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