Spring rains in Northern Virginia are no joke, especially in Fairfax and the surrounding communities, where the National Weather Service had to issue a flood warning last April 16. Here is the report from The Washington Post:
A spring storm has led to high-water warnings in parts of Northern Virginia.
One to two inches of rain has fallen along and just west of the Interstate 95 corridor, with the heaviest amounts in eastern Fairfax and central Prince William counties.
In Woodley Park, WNEW’s Kris Ankarlo tweeted photos of a fallen tree on 29th Street. The tree crushed three cars and is completely blocking traffic.
Shortly after 3 p.m., the National Weather Service issued a flood warning in eastern Fairfax County. The warning lasts until 7 p.m. The NWS said up to two inches of rain fell between Burke and Springfield and warned of flooding of low-lying areas near streams.
County officials also predicted minor street flooding in the Huntington and BelleView/New Alexandria areas of Fairfax County. Residents living in those areas are encouraged to move vehicles to higher elevations as a safety measure.
Spring floods and heavy rains are a safety concern for locals, but staying indoors should, in theory, keep you out of harm’s way. But falling tree branches can still pose a major threat to your roof, home, and household. In the event that your home suffers severe damage during bad weather, do not attempt to fix the problem yourself. Contact trusted Fairfax roof repair professionals like Mid Atlantic Construction of VA and MD (MAC). They offer emergency roof repair services that would help keep the problem from worsening and affecting a greater part of your home.
MAC has been serving the roofing needs of clients in Fairfax, Ashburn, Leesburg, Woodbridge, Silver Spring, Columbia, and the surrounding areas for more than ten years. Their experience allows them to offer outstanding Fairfax VA roof repair, replacement, and maintenance services and to provide fair and honest assessments of each job in advance. If you have a roofing emergency, do not hesitate to call on MAC today.
(Article Excerpt and Image from Northern Virginia counties hit hard by consistent afternoon rain, washingtonpost.com)