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“The National Weather Service Reports the Coastal Flood Warning for the District of Columbia Will be Effect from Tuesday, August 4th at 3PM EDT until Wednesday, August 5th at 3AM EDT.
WHAT: One to two feet of inundation above ground level
expected in low lying areas due to tidal flooding.
WHERE: Shoreline in the District of Columbia.
WHEN: From Tuesday, August 4th at 3PM EDT until Wednesday, August 5th at 3AM EDT, especially around the time of high tide.
IMPACTS: The unprotected area on the Southwest Waterfront at
the DC Seafood Market is expected to flood. Water is expected
to approach parts of the Hains Point Loop Road, but it will
likely be closed.
ADDITIONAL DETAILS: Tides two to two and a half feet above
normal. The next high tides at Washington Channel are at 9:14 AM
and 9:44 PM.
At 8:31 AM, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain that will cause flooding. Up to two inches of rain have already fallen.
Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.”