Loudoun County, VA (October 1, 2015) – The Governor has declared a State of Emergency for the entire Commonwealth. Heavy rainfall with the potential for flooding will impact Loudoun County over the next several days.
The National Weather Service (NWS) is forecasting rain, beginning during the day Thursday and not ending until Monday. It is important to note that the flooding rains that will begin late Thursday into Friday are not associated with Hurricane Joaquin but a result of other weather systems converging on the Mid-Atlantic area.
NWS is calling for 5” to 10” of rain between Thursday and Sunday. There is a chance of higher amounts in localized areas. The best chance (currently) for heavy rains is Friday and Friday night and then again on Sunday when the effects of Hurricane Joaquin are felt. NWS has indicated that regardless of the exact track of the hurricane the Mid-Atlantic area will be impacted by rain. They have a “high confidence” in the 5” to 10” forecast even if the hurricane never makes landfall.
Please take all necessary precautions and stay tuned for more information as the situation evolves. Please call 9-11 for an emergency and call the Town for any water and sewer utility disruption (540-822-5788 Monday-Friday 8:30AM-4:30PM; and 540-822-0155during after-hours and weekends).